Population Data BC is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for a two-year term, with possibility for extension, to take significant leadership in a timely applied research project that will engage with the public to reform governance of access to research resources. Developments in data, technology, researcher desires, and public expectations have outpaced the outdated data access arrangements currently in use, and this program of research aims to address this issue while enhancing the legitimacy of policies for accessing new and complex linked data through consultation with a deliberatively engaged public. Objectives of this project include understanding how a deliberatively engaged public assesses and advises regarding criteria for the use of data and biospecimens, and the design and proposal of a model of sustained public involvement in data access governance in collaboration with data stewards.
The primary activities of the Postdoctoral Fellow include:
- Provide overall project leadership for a public engagement research project as outlined in a funded CIHR grant
- Work with the investigative team and project stakeholders on framing questions and other planning aspects of public engagement
- Lead event planning and production of materials for public engagement
- Analyse transcripts and other information gathered during the public engagement event
- Prepare academic material and knowledge translation material based on these analyses
Assess ability of PopData to embed public engagement in its ongoing work
This position reports to Dr. Kimberlyn McGrail. Work will be reviewed in relation to meeting the objectives of the grant.