UBC Psychosocial Flourishing and Health Lab: Volunteer RA positions

The UBC Psychosocial Flourishing and Health Lab is currently hiring undergraduate volunteer research assistants who can commit a minimum of 8 hours a week. This is a great way to gain research experience and work in a fun team of diverse research-minded individuals! As a research assistant, students will have the opportunity to gain hands on research experience, attend fun and insightful lab meetings, direct career mentorship and regular individual meetings with our team (i.e., lab manager, grad student, Postdoc, Faculty), and more.

Lab’s Mission
Be part of a team that substantially improves the psychological and physical health of as many older adults as possible (across the racial/ethnic and socioeconomic spectrum), via rigorous research that informs the development of scalable individual-level interventions, and policies that drive systemic change in our society.

Basic Qualifications

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A genuine and deep-rooted desire to help others
  • Undergraduate student enrolled at the University of British Columbia (preferably 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year study)
  • Ability to learn quickly, and work both independently (self-directed problem–solver) and collaboratively in a fast-paced and collegial research environment
  • Excellent communication-, interpersonal-, and organizational-skills
  • Familiarity with online research tools and search databases (e.g., PsycInfo, PubMed, Google Scholar)
  • Have a strong quantitative background (or desire to learn)

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one-year of related experience (this does not apply to 1st year students and not as much to 2nd years students)
  • Interest in health psychology (the interface between psychological factors and physical health), as well as aging

Application review will begin immediately and we will stop taking applications on March 21st 5pm PST. If you are interested in this position, please send an email to Esther Choi (esther.choi@ubc.ca) and attach:

  • Academic CV or resume
  • Writing sample (e.g. a term paper)
  • Unofficial transcript (SSC screenshot is acceptable)
  • Cover letter which includes a brief equity, diversity, and inclusion statement