Recruiting Volunteer Research Assistant: PEARL

The Psychology of Emerging Adulthood Research Lab (PEARL) is seeking 2 new volunteer research assistant to assist with a study examining the relationship between emerging adults (ages 18-25) and their parents.

We are exploring the impact of the parent-emerging adult relationship on risk behaviours, wellness behaviours, well-being and transitions to adulthood. Volunteers will be involved with participant recruitment, data collection (in-person and online), database management and other relevant research tasks. The research assistant will gain experience in conducting research with both emerging adults and their parents, the use of longitudinal and experience sampling research methods, and the assessment of multiple risk behaviours (e.g., alcohol and other drug use, risky sexual behaviour, non-suicidal self-injury), wellness behaviours and well-being. The research assistant will work as part of a research team and interact with both the principal investigator and senior graduate students.

Undergraduate students who are in their third year or above or those who have completed undergraduate studies and can commit to 8 hours per week for at least one semester are encouraged to apply. Prior research experience is an asset.

To apply, please send a CV, a current (unofficial) transcript and a cover letter, outlining your previous relevant experiences, your interest in the position, and your research goals to Dr. Abby Goldstein at