The Centre for Lifespan Development Research at Brock University is looking to hire a full-time Research Participant Recruitment Coordinator

The Centre for Lifespan Development Research at Brock University is looking to hire a full-time Research Participant Recruitment Coordinator to recruit participants across the lifespan (from childhood through to seniors) to participant in studies across several different research labs in Psychology. For more information on the position please visit:




Research Participant Recruitment Coordinator
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Posting #:

AP 32/2016


May 27, 2016

Employment Status:

Term Full-Time (12 months), with possibility of renewal


Not Applicable


Lifespan Development Research Centre


Job Group J

Salary Scale:

$41,793 - $61,785 per annum* (effective May 1, 2016)

Hours of Work:

35 hours per week



Job Summary

Have you been told you’re a natural relationship builder? Do you have enthusiasm and passion for psychological research? Do you have a creative and entrepreneurial spirit? This unique position is an amazing opportunity to…

Come Make a Difference… 
You will recruit people of all ages to participate in developmental psychology research studies at the Brock University Centre for Lifespan Development Research by engaging with community members and organizations (on and off-campus), utilizing knowledge of faculty member’s research to recruit research participants from the community. 

Here’s how…
Reporting to the Co-Directors, you will:
• Communicate the goals of the Lifespan Centre’s research projects to community members using specific and understandable terminology to interest community members in the research, help community members make the link to see how their participation can make a difference, and help to develop rapport between researchers and future participants; understand research objectives and processes and identify where this research is being applied locally
• Build relationships with community contacts to develop ongoing sources of potential research participants and strengthen relationships with existing networks, such as parents of young children, for studies involving children; generate interest by speaking about research areas and participation opportunities with any potential participant at any venue;
• Contribute to the organization of recruitment events in Niagara (by managing the logistical details and publicizing the event), to promote participation in the Centre’s research projects;
• Build on intrinsic motivation and generate interest in the results and applications of the study within potential research participants to encourage commitment to a research project; increase the Centre’s research profile and capacity in the community;
• Maintain contact with research participants to build allegiance to the research project and help ensure the participants fulfill their commitment; remain receptive to feedback regarding how to improve the participant recruitment experience;
• Brainstorm with the research team for fresh participant leads;
• Respond to inquiries from the community through e-mail, phone, in-person, Facebook, or other formats;
• Develop and maintain a comprehensive database of potential and actual research participants and protocol procedures.


This may be the right opportunity for you, if you have:
• At least an undergraduate degree in Psychology or a closely related discipline, including the completion of an empirical honours thesis
• Experience working or volunteering on research recruitment projects in or with community agencies, or within a post-secondary environment
• Access to a reliable means of transportation (travel to locations not accessible by public transportation will be required)
• Ability to read and understand scientific literature and a general understanding of human research ethics
• Ability to understand the criteria for recruitment in different research projects and identify appropriate participants
• Demonstrated ability to liaise and present to groups of people on multiple projects
• Superior public relations and interpersonal skills with a variety of audiences, with the proven ability to develop strong rapport with stakeholders
• Strong persuasion, motivation, and sales skills, while communicating the necessary information about the studies
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Excellent time management and organizational skills, and demonstrated flexibility and sound judgement
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, reliably, and to take initiative
• Strong computer proficiency including database management, Microsoft Office, some knowledge of SPSS, and social media in a professional environment
• Post-graduate training (considered an asset)


Why Brock? 
We appreciate a diverse environment, and provide training for those candidates with the right attitude and the willingness to learn. For more information go to!

Salary and Benefit Information
• Targeted Hiring Range $41,793 - $48,000
• Job Group J – Administrative & Professional Staff
• Salary Range $41,793 - $61,785 per annum* (effective May 1, 2016)
• This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver. 
*The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by assessing related skills, experience, internal equity and market competitiveness, subject to available budget. 
Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process, per the University’s Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities Policy ( Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Apply now!

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, by applying online below by June 15, 2016. 

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.