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Research Assistant in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Science

A part-time research assistant is required immediately to assist with research in the field of patient safety and Health Quality Improvement Science.

Main responsibilities

  • Provide support to two Cochrane systematic reviews on clinical pathways in hospitals and primary care.
  • Provide support to a systematic review on Lean Management in health care
  • Conduct screening, full text retrieval, data analysis, data synthesis, and risk of bias assessment.
  • Assisting with the preparation and publication of peer-review publications.
  • Assist with the analysis of interview data.


Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate course at the University of Saskatchewan. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience completing a systematic review or familiar with the systematic review methodology.  Applicants should have experience working with the following software programs (Microsoft Access, RevMan, and Endnote).


The salary is $18.51 per hour; 12 hours per week. Appointment will be for approximately 12 months with possibility of extension.

For more information: Please contact the Chair in Health Quality Improvement Science, Dr. Thomas Rotter at

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by email to Dr. Thomas Rotter at

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2015