Research assistant fall 2017 (University of Ottawa students)

Sustaining the Knowledge Commons

Research assistant fall 2017 (University of Ottawa students)

Sustaining the knowledge commons (SKC) is a research program on the transition of scholarly publications towards open access. Thanks to a SSHRC Insight Grant, there is an opportunity for a student to join the team as a research assistant during the fall of 2017.

This fall, the priority is a project involving creating a large database in the form of a spreadsheet, by combining data from diverse sources. This is an opportunity to learn a lot about the management and remix of data, two emerging subjects. The research assistant will work with the Principal Investigator and other research assistants. There is a possibility of continuing in the spring of 2018.

To learn more about SKC:


Attention to detail is necessary and English/French bilingualism (passive bilingualism okay). Desirable: experience with excel, quantitative research, interest in the subjects of data management and open access, multilingualism.

Hours: negotiable, up to 10 hours a week between Mondays 9:00 – 5:00 and Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00,  to December 8. A division of hours between two assistants is an option.

Salary: CUPE:

To apply, send your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for this position to

Deadline: October 6, 2017.


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