Paid Research Assistants Needed

University of Waterloo


We are looking to hire research assistants for a study on nutritional labelling. The overall purpose of the study is to examine the impact of nutritional information on restaurant menus on dietary patterns at the population level. The study is being led by Dr. David Hammond in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. The study involves conducting 7-10 minute oral surveys with restaurant patrons in four cities, including Seattle. Surveys will collect information regarding food purchases, nutrition information awareness, as well as demographic information. Surveys will be completed using iPads.



  • Site and equipment set-up each shift
  • Approaching and surveying patrons after they have finished their meals
  • Cleaning and storing study supplies, relaying data at end of day.



  • Good organizational skills
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Strong communication and people skills
  • Attentive to detail
  • Previous research/survey experience is an asset.

Pay: $15/hour

Work Period:

  • The study will run between September 16th and October 8th.
  • Survey shifts will occur between 11am-3pm and 4pm-8:30pm (lunch and dinner periods), 7 days a week.
  • Minimum commitment of 20 hours per week.

Contact details:

If you are interested, please forward your resume and unofficial school transcripts to

Christine White. Please include details about your hours of availability.


Telephone: 519 888 4567 ext. 36525


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