The Royal Conservatory of Music Research Centre is seeking to hire one or more volunteer research assistants. The position requires availability during the evenings and weekends. Experience with children is strongly preferred.
The Cognition and Psychopathology (CAP) Lab uses experimental methods to study underlying chronic worry in people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and seeks to identify ways to tailor and improve psychological treatments targeting worry. We are currently looking for a volunteer research assistant (RA) to help with an ongoing research study examining the benefits of a novel “mental habits training” for chronic worry. Primarily, we are looking for someone who would contribute to this study through assisting with data management (data entry, spreadsheet organization, etc.) and recruitment procedures (managing participant interest, advertising for the study). This opportunity would be well suited for a student with interests in anxiety and worry who is interested in further developing their research experience and skills relating to data management and study coordination. We are seeking detail-oriented, self-directed, and interpersonally professional applicants who would be able to commit at least 8 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. For more information on the CAP Lab, please visit our website: http://psychlabs.ryerson.ca/caplab/
To apply, please send a CV, current (unofficial) transcript, and cover letter detailing your experience, expectations, and availability to the CAP Lab Manager:
Some spots have recently become available at Broadview Psychology.
Broadview Psychology is a private practice specializing in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy located in Toronto’s east end (Broadview and Danforth).
We provide our volunteers with hands on clinical, research, and administrative experience. They work closely with Psychologists, Psychotherapists, and Social Workers and students at all levels.
The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Section for Students in Psychology is launching the third edition of its Mentorship Program to promote leadership and mentorship among student affiliates.
This program aims to match undergraduate students (i.e. mentees) with graduate/post-doc students (i.e. mentors) with similar interests and career goals. Graduate students will provide mentorship in the form of guidance, advice, information, and support to undergraduate students looking for direction within the domain of psychology. Undergraduate mentees receive guidance from mentors, while graduate student mentors can gain experience in a leadership role and expand their CV.
The deadline to apply is Friday August 18, 2017 (http://www.cpa.ca/students/
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions. Thank you!
|Position Title||Research Opportunity Program (ROP299/399) Student — Fall/Winter 2017-2018|
|Project Code||LTE 15|
|Project Title||Safe and Understood: Intervening with Families to Promote Healthy Child Outcomes and Prevent Abuse Recurrence for Young Child Victims of Domestic Violence Exposure|
|Number of Positions||3|
- Mothers in Mind promotes the social, emotional, and developmental health of young children who have been exposed to domestic violence. Using a trauma-informed approach, it acknowledges the impact of violence and trauma on people’s lives, and focuses on client safety and empowerment, and on increasing maternal sensitivity.
- Caring Dads engages fathers in group settings to develop positive parenting skills, break cycles of violence, and support children’s healing and development.
- Attend intervention groups as part of recruitment efforts
- Conduct interviews with child protection workers
- Work with senior students to conduct assessments of mothers, fathers, and young children.
This is an exceptional opportunity for students with an interest in graduate studies and/or a career in clinical psychology, social work, or mental health related fields. More detailed information on the project and application process can be found here: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course/rop/courses. This position is under the Applied Psychology and Human Development section (Project Code: LTE 15).
Volunteer Research Assistant
You will be involved in a study examining older adults’ vulnerability to fraud, conducted in Kang Lee’s Development Lab (kangleelab.com). Our goal is to offer volunteers many opportunities to develop their research skills. Thus, as a volunteer, you will;
Hours per week: 8-10 It is preferred that volunteers set aside two full days per week that they are free to work in the lab (although the total number of hours per week will only be 8-10).
Length of position: 1 year commitment minimum
Start date: July 15th
Location: Work will take place at OISE (252 Bloor St W). Occasional participant recruitment events will happen in the community (all TTC accessible).
Please send your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and weekly availability for the summer (including weekend) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Research Assistant
|Volunteer Position||Research Assistant|
|Requirements||Previous experience coding or willingness to be trained|
|Responsibilities||Coding qualitative data, maintaining website, weekly meetings|
|Number of Positions||4|
What Does a Volunteer Research Assistant Do?
Volunteer Research Assistants are academic student volunteers hired by principal researchers (also known as principal investigators (PI), or project directors) to assist in carrying out a particular research project. Research assistantships are intended to provide students the opportunity to learn proper research procedures and techniques.
Volunteer Research Assistant Responsibilities
Volunteer Research Assistants will be responsible for assisting the principal researcher (Sasha Reid, M.A.) in a variety of non-administrative tasks which may include:
- Collecting data such as interviews, audio, and video files
- Uploading files to website and website maintenance
- Identifying and preparing resources for analysis
- Coding qualitative data
- Documenting results
- Attending weekly meetings (via skype or in person)
- File and maintainconfidential documents
- Performing other related duties as required
Volunteer Research Assistant Requirements
Volunteers are expected to have the following skills:
- Previous experience coding is an asset but not necessarily requited as training will be provided, regardless
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Strong organization skills
- Ability to handle confidential information
- Accuracy and Attention to Detail
- Strong time management skills
Please send both your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com by July 15th, 2017.
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