Neuropsychiatric Patients’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (Neuropsychiatric Research Intern)

Organization Name: Neuropsychiatric Patients’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
Opportunity Title: Neuropsychiatric Research Intern
Category: Research
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: October 30, 2015
End Date: October 30, 2099

  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Position Title: Neuropsychiatric Research Intern*


  • Training in research and neuropsychiatry by the only Neuropsychiatrist in Canada (and one of the few in North America) practicing Neuropsychiatry as a medical specialty and with 20+ years of post-graduate training in Ivy League universities such as Yale University and Dartmouth Medical School
  • Participation in weekly Journal Club meetings accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Potential supervision for Honours/Masters/PhD projects in neuropsychiatry-related academic programs (i.e. Psychology, Neuroscience)
  • Valuable career experience in Neuropsychiatric Research
  • Potential authorship in national and international scientific journals
  • A work environment where the talent of team members is nurtured, and exciting opportunities forchallenge and professional growth are encouraged
  • Opportunities for participation in national and international scientific conferences
  • Possibilities for funded positions depending on Researcher performance and availability of funds
  • Membership in the American Neuropsychiatric Association at a discounted rate

Research Team Dynamics:

  • Direct interaction, through weekly team meetings, with Director of Research/Neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Hugh Mirolo, and Research Coordinator, Heather Watkins
  • Intern(s) will carry out research duties throughout the week and report back to the team during weekly Neuropsychiatry research meetings

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Active participation in weekly Neuropsychiatry research meetings, including but not limited to ‘Journal Club’ sessions)
  • Journal article review (‘critical appraisal’)
  • Weekly mentoring sessions whereby practical aspects of neuropsychiatric research are discussed
  • Collaboration in neuropsychiatric research proposal development

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science or higher in relevant field
    o Psychology or Neuroscience preferred
    o Experience in reviewing scientific journal articles
  • Passionate about Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychiatric Conditions (i.e. brain injuries, autism, stroke, Huntington’s disease, and others), and Scientific Research
  • Professionalism, strong work ethic, and commitment essential
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and individually, under little or no direct supervision

Commitment Required:

  • Minimum of 5-6 hours in group meetings (weekly Neuropsychiatry research meetings and mentoring sessions)
  • Additional hours flexible according to current research team activities
  • Long-term commitment required (One-year minimum)

Location and Scheduling:

  • Weekly Neuropsychiatry research team meetings are held Friday evenings in Mount Pearl
  • Mentoring sessions held approximately mid-week at Memorial University or via Skype/Face Time
  • Other duties (i.e Journal article review) to be carried out at a time and location of Intern’s choosing

Contact Information

• Research Coordinator: Heather Watkins
Email:, Telephone: (709) 740-4794.

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