GENERAL: Student Research Assistant


Dr. Stephanie Gilbert is hiring one student for a winter research assistant position. The student research assistant will assist with a study examining employees’ return to work following bereavement of an immediate family member. This study falls within the field of occupational health psychology, and may especially appeal to students in management, health, and/or psychology. A master’s level student with experience working with qualitative data and in conducting research is preferred.


Superior writing and research skills are required. The sensitive nature of this particular project requires that the student have superior compassion, respect, and empathy for study participants and their information. Applicants should possess excellent computer skills, such as word processing (Microsoft Office), and be competent in library and internet searching (article databases and Google Scholar). Experience conducting interviews and knowledge of occupational health psychology or related field are assets.

The student will be required to help with conducting literature reviews, preparing and submitting an ethics application, thematic analysis and management of qualitative data, as well as with preparation of manuscripts.

What the student will gain:

  • Knowledge of the entire research process, from planning and getting ethics approval to data collection management and analysis, to dissemination of the results.
  • Highly transferable skills such as written communication, attention to detail, project management, information management, and qualitative data analysis and interpretation.
  • The opportunity to work independently and on your own schedule.

Application Details

This position is open to students from all disciplinary backgrounds and degree programs.

Number of hours: 6-10 hours per week

Rate of pay: $12 to $18/hour depending on level of education

Closing date: January 25th, 2019

Submit your resume and a brief statement of interest in the position to