Vancouver - Point Grey Campus
Research/Technical - CUPE 116
Research Asst/Tech 1
Research Asst/Tech 1
Faculty of Arts
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Under general supervision, assists with the day-to-day running of the Centre for Infant Cognition. Assists in running experiments by recruiting and scheduling participants, entering and checking data, and collecting and summarizing material for report preparation. These duties may be performed on UBC's campus in the Kenny Building as well as in area schools, day cares and museums.
Reports to the Lab Director. Works closely with graduate and undergraduate students who participate actively as research assistants and volunteers.
Assists in running experiments following set protocols and guidelines. This includes greeting participants, explaining procedures, setting up and monitoring equipment, asking questions and recording responses. Some of this testing may also be conducted by volunteers under the RA's supervision.
Assists in scheduling the laboratory visits of research participants.
Assists with entering and checking data using the statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) following clear instructions from the Lab Director.
May assist supervisor or graduate students while on trips into the local community (to schools, day care centres, libraries, community centres, and museums) to give talks to parents and their children about research being conducted in the laboratory.
Performs other related duties.
The employee works under general supervision, receiving instruction when new duties are assigned and when unusual problems arise. Tasks will be assigned by the Lab Directors.
The employee may need to explain routine tasks to volunteers.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
Much of the work is performed according to clear procedures, and monitored; however, some individual initiative is required. Errors may result in loss of data, participants or reputation, the slowing down of productivity in the laboratory, or ethics approval being delayed.
High School graduation. B.A. in Psychology preferred. Minimum of 1 year of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience involving experimental research in developmental psychology, preferably in a research laboratory setting with a focus on infants and young children, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Effective organizational skills. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to deal with a diversity of people in a calm, courteous, and effective manner. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities. Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. Ability to respect confidentiality and securely manage sensitive information. Familiarity with technology (e.g., iPad, Mac systems) will be preferred.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.