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Dr. Trisha Scribbans' Athletic Therapy lab is hiring a student research assistant. Think you have what it takes? Apply starting Aug. 15 // Photo by Garrick Kozier

We’re hiring an athletic therapy student research assistant

August 9, 2018 — 

Get a part-time job on campus and gain work experience in your field of study. We are hiring a student research assistant to work along side Dr Trisha Scribbans in her Athletic Therapy lab. Proposed start date is Monday, Sept. 18.

Job Description

Research assistant required to become part of our research team supporting ongoing investigations related to the control of movement and force production in muscles of the upper limb and thorax.

Duties will include:

  • Literature searching,
  • Communicating with participants (potential and enrolled),
  • Assisting with recruitment and/or screening of potential participants,
  • Assisting with data collection and analysis, and
  • Assisting with routine lab maintenance tasks (set-up and tear down of data collection materials, etc.).

Competency/Skill and Learning Outcomes


By the end of this work opportunity the student will have gained the ability to perform the following:

Written Communication

  • Condense information/produce concise summary notes accurately with correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Oral Communication

  • Ask and answer questions, clarify, and summarize what others are communicating.
  • Provide clear explanations and directions while instructing, educating and providing feedback.


  • Demonstrate respect and care. Is open and supportive of the thoughts, opinions, and contributions of others.
  • Actively contribute to team projects/tasks; fulfills required roles, participates in discussion to improve effectiveness.
  • Accept and share responsibility. Learn from constructive criticism and give positive and constructive feedback.


  • Accept responsibility for decisions and display a positive attitude and perseverance.

Planning and Organizing

  • Effectively apply organizing and planning skills to manage work.

Problem Solving Skills

  • Make decisions in accordance to accepted practices and guidelines

Analysis and Research

  • Gather relevant secondary data and organize information in a logical manner.
  • Collect primary data and/or assist in carrying out lab analysis.
  • Assist in the analysis of quantitative research.

Problem Solving Skills

  • Use problem solving strategies to identify and resolve problems, issues and determine solutions.

Personal Management

  • Embrace new opportunities, learn continuously, and identify importance in every job/task.
  • Anticipate the unexpected and respond quickly to sudden changes in circumstances.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and skills:

  • Full time student in Fall and Winter terms
  • Have a 2016-2017 government loan OR full Indigenous sponsorship.
  • Minimum of 2.0 institutional GPA.
  • Knowledge of human physiology and/or anatomy is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the reference manager Mendeley, is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to follow direction and work independently required.
  • Attention to detail is essential.
  • Students who have not taken TCPS2 Tutorial Course on Research Ethics and the online PHIA training will be required to complete both at the beginning of their employment.

Pay is $15 per hour.

Start date: Monday Sept.18, 2018. End date: Friday March 2, 2019

For more information, contact Dr Trisha Scribbans (trisha [dot] scribbans [at] umanitoba [dot] ca). To apply, visit Application process opens Aug. 15.




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