Research Assistant Position

The Stress, Interpersonal Relationships, & Health Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University is recruiting a research assistant.

The research assistant will work directly under the principal investigator to oversee the general operations and administration of the lab. The candidate will work on a set of studies examining spousal influences on diet and physical activity. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the research assistant will be working remotely from home for the foreseeable future.

Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Schedule & conduct study sessions with participants, including semi-structured marital interaction tasks.
  • Assist with the creation and submission of study documentation (ethics requests/renewals, protocols, etc.)
  • Supervise a team of undergraduate student research assistants, delegate their responsibilities and oversee their progress
  • Manage laboratory accounts and grants, including employee contracts/salaries, equipment and supply purchases, service provider invoices


  • Bilingualism: French and English, written and spoken required
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience in conducting clinical interviews and data management are an asset
  • Excellent organizational/time management skills and strong ability to multitask
  • Autonomous and able to work under minimal supervision

Additional information:

  • 15-20 hours/week, 12-month renewable contract
  • Start date: January 2021

Salary according to Concordia University CARE collective agreement

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to the PI (contact info below). Only those candidates selected to interview will be contacted.

Jean-Philippe Gouin, Ph.D,
Canada Research Chair in Chronic Stress and Health Department of Psychology, Concordia University Email: