Research Assistant in Statistical Analysis in Education

POSITION:     Research Assistant in Statistical Analysis in Education

Dept. of Educational Studies (EDST) – Faculty of Education, UBC


DESCRIPTION: Seeking research assistants at the Master’s or Doctoral level to work on a SSHRC-supported research project that examines the role of school principals and their leadership practice.


This position is open until filled. Preference will be given to applicants who are registered as UBC students in the next two to three years.



The applicant should be enrolled in the University of British Columbia (UBC) and be able to commit to the project for an extended time. The applicant should have knowledge and experience in:

  • Assisting with survey data cleaning, data mining, and transformation for analytical purposes.
  • Ensuring data quality and accuracy of survey data.
  • Performing statistical data analysis, including factor analysis, regression analysis, structural equation modeling (SEM), and path analysis.
  • Having strong knowledge of statistical software such as SPSS and R, or any other statistical software (e.g., SAS, STATA, M-Plus)
  • Documenting the statistical procedures, codebooks, and syntax.
  • Preparing statistical reports.
  • Being familiar with online survey platforms such as Qualtrics
  • Conducting literature searches and reviews on quantitative studies.
  • Work experience in K-12 school setting is preferred.


 Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills; excellent statistical analysis and results interpretation skills; ability to work individually and in teams; ability to work within timelines and meet the deadlines; able to work consistent number of hours per week.


Please submit:

  1. a one-page cover letter that speaks specifically to your qualifications and advanced statistical analysis experience for the position;
  2. an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  3. a writing sample on statistical analysis results interpretation (e.g., course papers, conference proceedings, or publications)
  4. contact info for 2-3 references.


Please submit all materials by email to Dr. Fei Wang ( no later than 11:59 p.m. on July 31st, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a face-to-face interview.


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.