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;
– Act as the main experimenter in conducting the experimental sessions with adults aged 18-95
– Recruit and schedule participants
– Code and record results
– Perform other administrative tasks in the lab
This position is ideally suited for students from St George campus or who live downtown, and who will be in their 2nd or 3rd year in September. Those who are studying psychology or a related field and who are interested in pursuing graduate school in the future are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a highly motivated student interested in pursuing graduate studies in developmental psychology, gerontology, or a related field and is seeking a lab to develop their research skills.
– A strong background working with people (working with older adults would be an asset)
– Strong attention to detail
– The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
– Excellent communication (both written and verbal)
– Problem solving skills
– Previous research/statistics experience would be an asset but is not required
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