Research Assistants will help our team conduct library research into emerging papers that point toward promising leads in the area of concussion diagnosis. This may entail compiling and summarizing research papers, studies, and journal articles that contribute toward our existing state of knowledge, or conducting meta-analyses from existing datasets. In addition to helping conduct secondary research, research assistants will also play an instrumental role in public outreach, education, and helping us collaborate with different organizations in pursuit of this effort.
- Research and connect brain-injured clients to community-based resources, social services, and health supports; due to isolation and decreased support services stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Compile data through journal research, online research, structured interviews or other project-specific methodology (meta-analyses, literature reviews, minimal-risk subject pool research, etc.) in pursuit of a more accurate and timely diagnosis for mTBI.
- Interpret, synthesize and summarize datasets.
- Schedule, organize and report on status of research activities on a regular basis.
- Help provide relevant materials for written publication and presentation on VBIA platforms.
- Help coordinate study procedures, which may include form/data entry, scheduling, and interview facilitation.
- Reach out to organizations, BIAs, institutions, and individuals to help advance collaborative efforts.
- Performs other duties as needed.
- Learn and apply trauma informed practices in all interactions with clients and volunteers.
- Enrolled in (or a graduate of) a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD university/college program within any relevant field.
- Strong understanding of prevailing research methodologies.
- Strong grasp of prevailing methods for statistical analysis.
- High motivation, initiative, and ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
- Able to think critically, analyze, interpret data, and respond in a broad range of activities with a high level of independence.
- Previous experience conducting systematic literature reviews considered an asset.
- Writing, presentation, and advocacy experiences considered an asset.