Employment Opportunities

Survey Research Interviewers

The Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research (CHASR) is seeking energetic and highly motivated Survey Research Interviewers to join our team in our Survey Research Laboratory. Part-time positions are available immediately.

The Survey Research Interviewer is an integral part of the CHASR team, responsible for the collection of rigorous, high quality survey data.

To be a successful Survey Research Interviewer, you will need: 

  • To be a current undergraduate student at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • To speak fluently in English.
  • An appropriate telephone demeanor – meaning that you must be able to speak clearly and professionally, while remaining neutral with survey respondents.
  • An ability to maintain tact and diplomacy – particularly when dealing with irate or reluctant survey respondents.
  • A quality-oriented attitude with a keen eye for detail.
  • A basic understanding of how to operate a computer on a Windows-based operating system.
  • To be available approximately 12 hours per week that you can devote to working in CHASR (evenings, weekends, and/or weekday afternoons).

For more information, please contact Jessica McCutcheon, Survey Research Manager and Specialist, at jessica.mccutcheon@usask.ca or 306-966-6525.

Interview Transcribers

The Canadian Hub for Applied Social Research (CHASR) is hiring Interview Transcribers to join our team in the Qualitative Research Laboratory (QRL). Part-time positions are available beginning immediately with the possibility of working into the next academic year.

Interview Transcribers are an integral part of the QRL team, responsible for the transformation and production of rigorous, high quality interview and/or focus group data. Currently our lab is building capacity to meet increased demand for our transcription services.

Qualifications:

  • Typing speed of 50 WPM or higher (while retaining 90%+ accuracy).
  • Be registered as a current undergraduate student at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Available for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
  • TCPS2: CORE certificate – Course on Research EthicsCertificate must be obtained in order to start work.
  • It is highly recommended that you complete and submit an institutionally-administered typing test that presents your typing speed (WPM) and accuracy (% margin of error) in your application. Candidates who supply this certificate upon being interviewed will be given first preference. *Saskpolytechnic offers in-person and remote proctored typing tests on-demand for a minor fee and accepts credit card payment prior to the test. Contact services@saskpolytech.ca to book a test.

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • To fluently listen, speak, and type in English. The ability to listen, speak and type or translate into other languages such as French, German, Spanish, Bengali, Mandarin, Cree, etc. could also be of incredible value.
  • An ability to listen carefully, sensitively, and attentively and articulate audio recorded data accurately and efficiently in a typed format (typically Microsoft Word document), while complying with ethical protocols to safeguard data.
  • Basic Internet research skills to enhance knowledge of project-specific terminology used.
  • A quality-oriented attitude with a keen eye for detail.
  • A basic understanding of how to operate a computer on a Windows-based operating system.
  • Be available at least 10 hours per week throughout the entire calendar year that you can devote to working in the QRL (hours and shift durations are up to you, with a limit of working no more than eight hours in a consecutive 24-hour period).
  • A basic understanding of qualitative data collection tools and techniques (this will be provided after hiring).

For more information, please contact Rachel Tang, Qualitative Research Manager and Specialist, at rachel.tang@usask.ca or 306-966-6319.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Support

Student Research Consultation and Support

CHASR is pleased to support undergraduate and graduate student-led research by offering consultation, advice, and feedback.

To discuss your research study needs, please contact chasr@usask.ca, or alternatively you may reach out to a CHASR staff member directly.