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 55Training 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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