Looking for a research assistant, Political Communication and Public Opinion Laboratory (LACPOP)


The Political Communication and Public Opinion Laboratory (LACPOP) is looking for a research assistant. The research assistant will put surveys online and will analyze mediatic and public opinion data under the direction of Allison Harell, professor at the Political science department and holder of the Chair on the Political Psychology of Social Solidarity (CPPSS).


The candidate need to have experience with data gathering and/or quantitative data analysis (survey, experimental data, content analysis).

Everyone who has ever programmed a survey on Qualtrics is invited to apply. If not, to have worked with one or many of these softwares is an asset:

Statistical analysis: Stata, SPSS, R

Experimental data gathering: MediaLab, Implicit

Content analysis : Lexicoder, QDA Miner

To study in political science, psychology, communication or any related discipline is also an asset.

Students of 2e and 3e graduate levels are invited to apply. Applications by 1st graduate level students will be considered if they respond to the other conditions.


SETUE hourly rate according to graduate level.

A first 45 hours contract in November and December 2016 with possibility of renewal. The access to a workplace in the laboratory will be provided during the contract.

To apply:

Send your resume, a non official transcript of records and a introductory letter to Allison Harell at harell.allison@uqam.ca before November 1st 2016.


Welcome to the Political Communication and Public Opinion Laboratory (LACPOP) at UQAM. LACPOP is a unique research space dedicated to the collection and analysis of public opinion and political communication data. The Lab has 10 computer stations equipped with software to allow for the collection, coding and analysis of a wide range of political communication and public opinion data.

The lab has five main capacities:

  • To conduct small-scale political psychology experiments
  • To analyse written and audiovisual content
  • To analyse quantitative survey and statistical data
  • To provide methodological training to graduate students
  • To archive audiovisual material

Currently, we have the following programs available on the work stations:

  • Stata/SE
  • Stat/Transfer
  • R
  • Lexicoder
  • SPSS
  • NVivo 10
  • QDA Miner
  • FaceGen Modeller
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • MediaLab
  • Applian Replay Capture Suite
  • Qualtrics
  • Implicit

For more informations about activities, researches, and publications, visit the website of the Chair on the Political Psychology of Social Solidarity (CPPSS).