Research Assistant

McGill University

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Position Summary:

Main duties:

  • Assist with all aspects of research coordination, including collaborators’ engagement, taking minutes at meeting, following up with individuals concerning tasks, and other duties specified below;
  • Assist with financial management of research funds (processing transactions via McGill Marketplace, budget reconciliation, subject payment management, etc.)
  • Assist with preparing research ethics and grant proposals; manage ethics and grants requirements;
  • Manage and create data sets in SPSS and access requests from students and collaborators.
  • Conduct statistical analyses
  • Manage and create online surveys using Qualtrics
  • Manage data storage and management, in accordance with ethical guidelines, McGill policy, and community partnership needs;
  • Assist with recruiting participants for research;
  • Assist in organizing training for research assistants and lab volunteers;
  • Manage emails and phone calls to/from community partners, Research Assistants, prospective partners, students, and assistants, etc.;
  • Assist with preparing manuscripts, ppts, conference presentations.
  • Manage confidential documents, such as consent forms and research agreements;
  • Organize materials, visual aids, and other materials as required for research and knowledge mobilization purposes;
  • Manage the lab’s social media
  • Any other tasks that the position requires.


  • Holds a Master’s Degree in a related and appropriate field (e.g., Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, Sociology, or related disciplines);
  • Good knowledge of the use of common (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Zoom, Teams) and statistical softwares (e.g., SPSS, Mplus);
  • Excellent knowledge of written and oral English and French language skills;
  • At least 2 years of research assistance experience.

Additional desired skills:

  • Experience with trauma and developmental research with children and families;
  • Preference for Canadian citizens and permanent residents, as well as those who are already authorized to work in Canada for the duration of the position.

Workplace and hours

  • This position will require at least some in-person work at the McGill University campus.
  • This position is part-time, for 15 hours per week.
  • The position will begin as early as December 1, 2022 and no later than February. 1, 2022.

The hourly rate for this position will be $28.44, plus benefits. The salary may be negotiated based on the qualifications and experience of the professional selected and will be in line with the Association of McGill University Research Employees (AMURE) of McGill University ( f and ).

Application Process
Applicants should submit an application and upload the following documents in the CV/Resume section:

1.    A letter of interest (one page or less) addressing your reason for applying, key experiences and qualifications for the position, and when you would be available to start the position;
2.    A detailed resume or curriculum vitae (C.V.), including contact details of 2-3 references (including valid emails and telephone numbers);

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information on the Resilience, Adversity, and Childhood Trauma Research Lab where the position is located, please refer to the following link: Do not hesitate to contact Prof. Langevin with any questions at [email protected]

Hourly Salary:


Hours per Week:

15 (Part time)


Education Building


Assistant Professor

Position Start Date:


Position End Date:


Deadline to Apply:

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [email protected] .

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