Administrative/Research Assistant - Employment Opportunity

Administrative/Research Assistant, Thunder Bay Campus


Administrative/Staff Positions - Thunder Bay Campus

Department: Health Sciences

Application Deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017

Start Date: Negotiable

Administrative/Research Assistant

Thunder Bay Campus

 Flexible, Short-term Position

The Administrative Assistant will be accountable to Dr. Vicki Kristman, Director of the newly developing Research Institute for Enhancing Prevention of Injury & Disability (EPID) and Principal Investigator of the SSHRC Partnership Development project “Understanding labour force participation, work productivity and disability in the Indigenous context: a partnership with the Nokiiwin Tribal Council”. The administrative assistant will provide support for all activities related to these two undertakings including liaison and administrative duties.

The Administrative Assistant will assist Dr. Kristman by carrying out a wide variety of administrative and research activities. Administrative activities include, but are not limited to, budgets and administrative support, such as managing calendars, organizing meetings, preparing agendas, taking and transcribing minutes of meetings for circulation, reviewing and sorting incoming mail, reviewing and preparing credit card statements, coordinating travel (knowledge of Concur travel system is an asset), coordinating arrangements for visitors to the university, developing and updating an EPID website, ordering office supplies and consumables, preparing and coordinating work orders with Physical Plant, and assisting with office technical support requests. Research activities include assisting with the collection and processing of data. Specific activities may include identifying eligible participants, conducting interviews (telephone and face-to-face), drafting research ethics submissions, developing summaries for lay audiences, and other duties as required.

The successful incumbent is expected to demonstrate critical and analytical thinking abilities, have strong inter-personal skills, excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills, and be proficient with PC computers (Windows 10; MS Office 2016, etc). The starting date for this position is negotiable. This is a flexible, part-time or full time opportunity. The position can range from a period of 4 months to one year, with the possibility of extension, depending on funds available.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a single PDF document containing cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three references to:

 Dr. Vicki Kristman


Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Lakehead University is committed to an environment of open access to employment opportunities. Accommodations are available for all applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at (807) 343-8334. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.