Research assistant – casual position

Start date: Will commence when a suitable candidate is found

Application deadline: May 24, 2024

Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Lynn Fournier

Faculty: Faculty of Health Disciplines

Advanced Practice Nurse Job Satisfaction Study


This quantitative study will evaluate advanced practice nurse job satisfaction and intent to leave globally. The project will apply two standardized scales to evaluate advanced practice nurse job satisfaction and intent to leave their current position or the profession. Ethics has been approved and we are eager to move forward with the online sampling plan and survey dissemination. The successful RA applicant will be involved in planning, sampling, data analysis, and report writing for the quantitative part of this study.

Specific activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing a comprehensive literature review of this topic and preparing it for publication
  • Setting up the approved survey in redcap
  • Working in collaboration with the team to develop a strategic data collection plan considering relevant organizations and opportunities among social media platforms
  • Monitor the survey process and document any procedural considerations that may be useful in post-study reporting
  • Meet with PIs and team members as necessary
  • Write the first draft of findings
  • Write draft abstracts for fall 2024/2025 conferences
  • Develop poster presentation(s) and PowerPoint presentation(s) as needed
  • Assist with funding applications to support this body of work going forward


  • Graduate learner with an academic interest in the Advanced Practice Nursing profession and quantitative research.
  • Familiarity with Advanced Practice Nursing theory, foundations, and current trends.
  • Ability to take direction, work independently and interdependently.
  • Ability to prioritize this project and associated timelines.
  • Can work from home, as all activities will be in a virtual environment, including Teams meetings.

How to apply

Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit their application by email to Dr. Jennifer-Lynn Fournier at Applications should include (as a single PDF file) a brief cover letter that summarizes your skills, interests, and experience; a current resume or curriculum vitae; an unofficial copy of your transcript; and the contact information for 1-2 references.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Athabasca University and the researchers are committed and seek to support equity in employment and research opportunities. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ people, women, and other historically marginalized groups. Applicants are welcome, but not required, to self-identify in their letter of application.

For more information on this Research Assistant Opportunity, please contact Dr. Jennifer-Lynn Fournier at at the coordinates below, on or before May 24th. Applications will be accepted until May 24th, 2024, or until a suitable candidate is found.