Training Assistant (Internship)

Kids Brain Health Network - Surrey, BC (30+ days ago)

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Position Title: Training Assistant

Location: Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus

Employment Term: July 1, 2019 – August 30, 2019

Salary: $17.53/hr

Hours Per Week: 30

Reporting to the Research and Training Manager, the Training Assistant will work with the Research and Training Manager for supervision and mentoring. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to experience real-world aspects of early work experience in a Canadian not-for-profit organization that are fundamental to ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the Network’s research and training initiatives.


  • Support tasks associate with coordinating participation of KBHN members in ongoing training events, including webinars, workshops, and in preparation for KBHN’s upcoming training program conferences
  • Work with the Training Manager and the Trainee Advisory Committee (TrAC) to organize a career development workshop/webinar series for the fall
  • Assist in the preparation of documents for Training Program oversight meetings for the Research Training Committee (RTC) and the TrAC
  • Serve as the point of contact for investigators and trainees presenting and attending training webinar/journal club summer series, as well as learning and utilizing the GoToWebinar
  • Prepare and update program, membership and project management resources, using Microsoft Office and web-based resources including WordPress, Basecamp2 and Survey Monkey)
  • Work with the Training Manager and the Communications Manager to develop and post content for the KBHN website for the Training Program


  • While experience is referred, the trainee will be guided and mentored throughout their term
  • Passion for health and scientific research, particularly in neurodevelopmental disability research such as autism, cerebral palsy, and FASD
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Between 15 and 30 years of age
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

Please address your cover letter to:

Doug Swanson, PhD

Research and Training Manager

Kids Brain Health Network

About Kids Brain Health Network:

One in nine children worldwide has a disability of some kind: millions of people from infancy to adulthood need access to diagnosis and targeted treatment. Families need help giving the best possible treatment to support their loved ones with brain-based conditions, including autism, cerebral palsy, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. As a national Network of Centres of Excellence, Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) is funded by the federal government to make a difference. Drawing on the talents of 300 top researchers and 200 trainees across Canada, we focus our efforts on early identification and effective treatments for children with neurodisabilities, as well as family support. We also look at quality of life: our researchers investigate sleep issues, the impact of physical activity, the underlying social and economic factors that may contribute to, or exacerbate neurodisabilities. We go beyond discovery, translating our findings into meaningful changes in policy and practices.

Kids Brain Health Network Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Statement

The Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) goal is to create a workplace welcoming for students, researchers, health professionals, families and communities to gather and learn and that all who work or study here feel a sense of belonging, inclusion, fairness and mutual respect.

KBHN adopts the Networks of Centres of Excellent of Canada (NCE) EDI Statement

The NCE program helps build a more advanced, healthy, competitive and prosperous country. The participation of all qualified individual, inclusive of members of under-represented groups is essential to mobilize Canada’s best research, development and entrepreneurial expertise to create excellent, innovative and impactful results. Recognizing and valuing diversity and equity must be and feel valued, respected and equally supported. Networks therefore must outline the measures that will be implemented to embed, promote and track equity, diversity and inclusion within the overall structure of the network, the creation and fine-tuning of the network’s strategic plan, and the execution activities.

Job Type: Internship

Salary: $17.53 /hour


  • training: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)