Research Lab Coordinator

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 06/13/2023
Req ID: 31960
Faculty/Division: UofT Scarborough
Department: UTSC:Dept-Psychology
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
Position Number: 00051656


About us:

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees from around the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. The University of Toronto Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Join us on our journey.

The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough is a vibrant department organized into five areas of study. In addition to providing students with deep grounding in one or more disciplinary traditions, the Department also fosters research at all levels. Its commitment to socially engaged, leading edge research and direct engagement with its community is reflected not only through its curriculum but also in the creative and innovative projects undertaken by faculty and often providing research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Working alongside faculty, a team of dedicated staff members provide administrative services and support the daily operation of a department that is committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion to help create a truly rich and engaging student experience.

This search aligns with the University’s commitment to strategically and proactively promote diversity among our community members (Statement on Equity, Diversity & Excellence ). Recognizing that Black, Indigenous, and other Racialized communities have experienced inequities that have developed historically and are ongoing, we strongly welcome and encourage candidates from those communities to apply.

Your opportunity:

Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Lab Coordinator will be responsible for general lab maintenance and supporting research activities including: assisting with subject recruitment, database maintenance and subject testing. The Research Lab Coordinator will be involved in recruiting participants from the community as well as participants diagnosed with serious mental health conditions from health care facilities. The Lab Coordinator will organize and facilitate lab meetings and be the primary point of contact for all members of the research lab.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Proofing and posting adverts to recruit applicants
  • Scheduling study participants
  • Maintaining an inventory of clinic supplies
  • Maintaining information in databases
  • Ordering supplies with approval
  • Providing orientation to others on work procedures and practices

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum one year of research experience working with people experiencing psychotic disorders.
  • Experience working in a research lab with general knowledge of research methodology.
  • Experience running and recruiting participants for research purposes for developmental studies.
  • Experience providing direction/orientation to students and research participants.
  • Experience preparing statistical reports and data entry.
  • Experience with research ethics applications.
  • Experience with social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) to communicate with participant recruitment and knowledge dissemination.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal skills is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritize to meet deadlines.
  • Applicants are expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Specific course work in developmental psychology, cognitive, and/or social psychology preferred.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Accountable
  • Approachable
  • Cooperative
  • Efficient
  • Motivated self-learner
  • Responsible

Additional Notes: 

  • This is a 1-year term position  
  • There are two openings available, please apply to both requisitions (31959 & 31960) to be considered for both 
  • A copy of the full job description is available upon request from the UTSC HR Office .

Closing Date: 06/22/2023, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget – Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 05 — $47,204 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $60,366. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching
Recruiter: William Guevarra

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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