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Project Inform is looking for Research Assistants!

Posted on: September 29th, 2015 by SAAAC No Comments

Project InForm, supported by Ninety9Thirty Creative Consulting,  SAAAC, and Tamil Health Association (THA), is a health promotion and research endeavor that aims to encourage  basic understanding of autism in the South Asian community and promotes early screening, diagnosis, intervention and de-stigmatizing disability.

The Position

We are currently seeking energetic and passionate research assistants (RAs) who have completed a minimum of two-years of undergraduate studies and/or one-year of health research experience.

Ideal candidate would be:

  • Passionate about health research and mental health
  • Works well independently or in a team
  • Self-starter, organized, detail-oriented and innovative thinker
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of a South Asian language will be considered an asset

* Must be able to attend bi-weekly meetings in Toronto. Must commit a minimum of 3-5 hours per week for eight months *

Responsibilities

Tasks for the RA will include, but not limited to:

  • Conducting literature review of current autism screening and diagnosis practices
  • Preparing research materials
  • Conducting and interviewing key informants and facilitating focus groups
  • Assisting in data collection and analysis
  • Assisting in report and grant writing

What we offer

  • An opportunity to expand research experience and skills
  • Mentorship and guidance
  • Reference/recommendation letters upon term completion
  • Potential for leadership positions
  • Potential for funded research internship

Interest candidates please send your statement of interest (approximately 250 words) and resume to [email protected]