Research Student Assistant Position at the Neuropsychiatric Research Unit

Research Student

The Neuropsychiatric Research Unit is currently seeking multiple research student assistants to work on a large-scale population-based research project. In partnership with the Ontario Science Centre (OSC), we are conducting a study looking at genetic and environmental impacts on childhood neuropsychiatric disorders, particularly attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related medical disorders. 

The research project called Spit for Science is being conducted at the Ontario Science Centre (OSC).  All shifts for this project will be at the OSC. We are looking for staff who are available to work Saturday and Sunday shifts from September through June, with an increase in shifts up to full time during the winter and March break holiday periods.  Please note that there will be the potential for full-time and part-time positions during the summer for successful candidates if they are interested.

Here’s What You Get to Do:

  • Greet participants
  • Consent participants
  • Supervise participants completing questionnaires
  • Supervise participants completing a computer tasks
  • Collect DNA via saliva samples
  • Give brief science talks to visitors of the OSC regarding genetics of behaviour

Here’s What You Need:

  • Currently enrolled in an Undergraduate program  
  • Live in and around Toronto with the ability to work at the OSC on weekends and holidays
  • Mature, motivated
  • Energetic and not afraid to interact with the public and participants
  • Ability to work independently while still working on a close-knit team
  • Experience working with children an asset
  • Background in psychology or science an asset

Experience in research is an asset