RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Research Assistant Position Available at the Language and Literacy Lab

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: December 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Research Assistant Position Available at the Language and Literacy Lab

Job Title Employer Location Pay Rate Start Date End Date Hours/Week
Research Assistant Language &

Literacy Lab

Dalhousie University $15/hour + 4% vacation pay 10-Jan-22 30-Apr-22 35 hours/week

Job Description: The Research Assistant will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers to support an exciting, large scale, longitudinal study on the development of reading in school aged children. Primary responsibilities will include: data collection in schools, data entry, updating datasets, cleaning and analyzing data, conducting systematic literature reviews, and other related duties. Key to this role will be gaining rich experience administering experimental and standardized tasks to children in a school setting. Other duties could include: conducting experiments online with children and adults and administrative tasks to support the lab and research team as needed. This experience includes extensive training and will be highly valuable for any subsequent research-oriented job in psychology, as well as provide highly transferable skills for any professional work environment. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and Lab Manager.

Our new team member will have…

  • or be actively pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Science with a major or minor in Psychology or a Child and Youth Care diploma or an Early Childhood Education diploma or a Behavioural Interventions diploma or other related degree/ diploma/certificate.
  • a demonstrated interest in developmental psychology.
  • experience working with children.
  • an excellent academic record as demonstrated by a minimum of 3.7/4.3 cumulative GPA on your transcripts.
  • a professional demeanour and effective interpersonal skills.
  • a willingness to travel to schools in HRM and rural Nova Scotia as needed.
  • accuracy and attention to detail.
  • strong MS Office skills (especially Excel and Word).
  • strong oral and written communication skills (writing sample could be requested).
  • a clear Criminal Record, Vulnerable Sector, and Child Abuse Registry checks and/or be able to obtain them.
  • received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the Government of Canada as required by Nova Scotia’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to work in schools in Nova Scotia.

Bonus if you have…

  • experience working in a school environment
  • experience administering experimental and/or standardized tests
  • experience conducting systematic literature reviews
  • experience using statistical software (E.g., SPSS)
  • a driver’s license and access to a vehicle

How to Join Our Team: If you are interested in joining our team, please send a copy of your resume and transcripts (unofficial on copies are fine!), 3 professional and/or academic references, and a brief cover letter describing why you are the best candidate for the position by email to the Language and Literacy Lab Manager, Stef Hartlin.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 3rd, 2021.

Stef Hartlin (she/her/hers)

Lab Manager

Language and Literacy Lab Dalhousie University

The LLL Team respectfully acknowledges that the Language and Literacy Lab and Dalhousie University are located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. We are all Treaty people.