Sustainability Business Transformations Research Assistant

McGill University

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Position Summary:

You will be working with Dr. Christopher Luederitz at the Faculty of Management of McGill. Your work will contribute to the PIVOT research project that seeks to drive sustainable change in small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). As part of PIVOT, we run a web-based social media platform that enables SMEs to engage and share their accomplishments as well as challenges with regard to reducing their carbon footprint. We also conduct research in collaboration with Biosphere Reserves to recruit and engage SMEs located in such regions. 

We are seeking three Research Assistants for the Fall 2023 semester. The students will be responsible for developing an outreach strategy to engage SMEs in selected Biosphere Reserves, conduct interviews with SME owners, finalize transcripts and assist with the research analysis. As part of this work, you will also be in close contact with SMEs and assist them when joining the PIVOT platform.

The time commitment is around 8-10h per week for 12 weeks (with the possibility to extend the contract). The exact work days and hours are flexible. Team meetings will be held in person at McGill. 


Current undergraduate McGill student with at least 1 year remaining in your degree. 
Experience in some of the following preferred: community outreach and engagement, event organization, interviewing, text analysis (e.g., NVivo), Figma  
Requirement: Comfortable to complete work in French and English

Application deadline September 29

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10 (Part time)


Bronfman Building


Associate Professor

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This position is covered by the Association of McGill University Research Employees (AMURE) collective agreement.

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