Research Volunteer Needed at START Clinic

Would you like to gain clinical research at a mental health facility?

The START Clinic for Mood and Anxiety Disorders is currently looking for research volunteers who are interested in assisting with our research studies. Typical responsibilities include: data entry, literature searches, telephone screenings, typing clinical assessment reports, and other office tasks. Volunteers are given training on all duties, and although experience is preferred, it is not mandatory.

Research volunteer qualifications:

–       Recent completion of a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in psychology or a similar area

–       Mature individual comfortable handling confidential information

–       Able to work in a fast paced professional environment

–       Interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology/medicine

–       Experience or knowledge in basics of SPSS (asset but not required)

Individuals must be available to volunteer twice per week for 4-5 hour shifts, for 4 weeks.

Interested applicants should send an email with their current CV/resumecover letter and availability to Melissa Furtado at: mfurtado@startclinic.ca.

Lab Volunteers Needed at CAMH

BIOBEHAVIORAL ALCOHOL RESEARCH LAB (CAMH)

The Biobehavioral Alcohol Research Lab at the Centre for Addiction and
Mental Health (PI: Dr. Christian Hendershot) has openings for student
volunteers to work on research projects related to alcohol and substance
use. Current projects include studies examining risk and protective
factors for the development of alcohol use disorders, as well as clinical
trials. Responsibilities will include assisting with participant
recruitment/screening, administration of experimental tasks and
questionnaires, data entry, and literature searches. Volunteers will
receive training/supervision and will gain experience in clinical and
experimental research in the area of addictive behaviours. The position
requires work at the CAMH Queen Street and/or College Street/Russell
Street sites and requires a commitment of 8 hours (one full day or two
half days) per week. We will be recruiting applicants who can start in the
Spring or Summer of 2016 and can make a one year commitment. Preference
will be given to students with previous research and/or clinical
experience. To apply for this position please send a current resume and
unofficial transcript to Dr. Jeff Wardell at jeffrey.wardell@camh.ca.

STUDENT RESEARCH PRACTICUM (PART-TIME):

BIOBEHAVIORAL ALCOHOL RESEARCH LAB (CAMH)

The Biobehavioral Alcohol Research Lab (BARLab) at the Centre for
Addiction and Mental Health (PI: Dr. Christian Hendershot) has an opening
for a part-time student practicum placement. This position has a time
commitment of 8 hours per week and requires the ability to work some
evening and weekend hours. The primary role of the student will be to
assist with studies on alcohol use behavior, including helping to
coordinate recruitment and assessment procedures in the lab. Preference
will be given to students with strong written and verbal communication
skills and the ability to work independently. Previous experience in
positions involving recruitment or community relations is an asset. The
position will start in the Spring/Summer of 2016. To apply for this
position please send a current resume and unofficial transcript to Dr.
Jeff Wardell at jeffrey.wardell@camh.ca.

RA Needed at Rotman School of Management

Work Study RA at Rotman School of Management

A Research Assistant is needed to help Dr. Jacob Hirsh with ongoing research projects in Psychology/Organizational Behaviour at the Rotman School of Management. Successful candidates will be responsible for conducting behavioral studies, performing literature reviews, and developing experimental materials. Research topics will include Personality, Motivation, Decision-Making, Creativity, and Self-Development. Familiarity with concepts and experimental paradigms from Social, Personality, and Cognitive Psychology is an asset, as is experience with online research platforms such as Qualtrics and Mechanical Turk. The position is flexible on hours and requires a great deal of independent work. Applications can be submitted through the CLN Work Study portal. Applicants who are interested in volunteer positions outside of the work study opportunities can send a cover letter, unofficial transcript, and CV to jacob.hirsh@utoronto.ca

Research Assistants Needed at Scott Research Lab

The Scott Research Lab at the University of Toronto (OISE) is recruiting
volunteer research assistants! The study is on the impact of parenting
interventions for mothers and children with a history of trauma, and
fathers with a history/risk of child maltreatment. This is an exceptional
opportunity for students with an interest in graduate studies and/or a
career in psychology, social work, or mental health related fields. RAs
will gain varied experience working with adult and child clinical
populations, and will receive training in administering a wide variety of
research measurements, including: child and adult self-report
questionnaires, parent-child/parent-parent live interaction tasks,
standardized tests, and different physiological measures. Within this role
there is scope for potential additional development opportunities,
depending on RA experience and commitment.

Volunteers should:
•      Be considering graduate studies in psychology, clinical psychology,
social work, or mental-health related fields
•      Be able to commit to the full 2016-2017 academic year
•      Be reliable and conscientious
•      Have strong interpersonal and organizational skills
•      Be confident working independently and collaboratively as a
team-member
•      Having some knowledge of research ethics, statistics, SPSS, and a
second language is an asset, but not required

Role may include:
•      Recruitment of participants at Children’s Aid Services meetings,
alongside front-line social workers
•      Collection of data with parents and children (e.g., observing
parent-child and parent-parent interactions; administering self-report,
eye-tracking, and physiological measures)
•      Data entry and management
•      Attending graduate-level clinical psychology lab meetings

Volunteers will gain experience/training with:
•      Ethical issues in child maltreatment and domestic violence research
•      Clinical issues pertaining to parenting, trauma, intervention
programs, and child maltreatment
•      Many different forms of psychological research measures
•      Front-line Children’s Aid Services for families with child
maltreatment concerns
•      Working with both adult and child clinical populations

Further potential opportunities to develop may include:
•      Attending parenting intervention groups as a clinical
observer/fidelity monitor, for both the father and the mother-child groups
•      Working with the research data on research questions
•      Preparing and presenting posters or presentations at conferences
•      Presenting at graduate-level lab meetings

We are committed to having a team that reflects the diversity of Toronto.
We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals,
especially those who can provide difference perspectives and contribute to
diversification of ideas.

If you are interested, contact Catherine at safeandunderstood@gmail.com.
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Research Participants Needed — Peterson Lab

Participants Needed for a Study on Academic Experience 

The Peterson Lab is conducting a study to learn about student experience in an undergraduate setting.

We need UofT students from the Faculty of Arts and Science in their second year or higher (at least 5.0 credits) to participate.

The study will consist of filling out a series of questionnaires and will take approximately 1 hour.

You will be compensated with $10 for your participation and also have the opportunity to have up to $5 donated to your choice of one of the following charities:

*Canadian Cancer Society   

*Amnesty International   *Daily Bread Food Bank    

*World Wildlife Fund     *Make-A-Wish

Research Assistants Needed for Dr. Katreena Scott’s lab at OISE

The Scott Research lab at the University of Toronto (OISE) is recruiting volunteer research assistants! The study is on the impact of parenting interventions for mothers and children with a history of trauma, and fathers with a history/risk of child maltreatment. This is an exceptional opportunity for students with an interest in graduate studies and/or a career in psychology, social work, or mental health related fields. RAs will gain varied experience working with adult and child clinical populations, and will receive training in administering a wide variety of research measurements, including: child and adult self-report questionnaires, parent-child/parent-parent live interaction tasks, standardized tests, and different physiological measures. Within this role there is scope for potential additional development opportunities, depending on RA experience and commitment.

 

Volunteers should:

  • Be considering graduate studies in psychology, clinical psychology, social work, or mental-health related fields
  • Be able to commit to the full 2016-2017 academic year
  • Be reliable and conscientious
  • Have strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Be confident working independently and collaboratively as a team-member
  • Having some knowledge of research ethics, statistics, SPSS, and a second language is an asset, but not required

 

Role may include:

  • Recruitment of participants at Children’s Aid Services meetings, alongside front-line social workers
  • Collection of data with parents and children (e.g., observing parent-child and parent-parent interactions; administering self-report, eye-tracking, and physiological measures)
  • Data entry and management
  • Attending graduate-level clinical psychology lab meetings

 

Volunteers will gain experience/training with:

  • Ethical issues in child maltreatment and domestic violence research
  • Clinical issues pertaining to parenting, trauma, intervention programs, and child maltreatment
  • Many different forms of psychological research measures
  • Front-line Children’s Aid Services for families with child maltreatment concerns
  • Working with both adult and child clinical populations

 

Further potential opportunities to develop may include:

  • Attending parenting intervention groups as a clinical observer/fidelity monitor, for both the father and the mother-child groups
  • Working with the research data on research questions
  • Preparing and presenting posters or presentations at conferences
  • Presenting at graduate-level lab meetings

 

We are committed to having a team that reflects the diversity of Toronto. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those who can provide difference perspectives and contribute to diversification of ideas.

 

If you are interested, contact Catherine at safeandunderstood@gmail.com. Please include a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for two references.

 

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Research Coordinator Positions — Mood Research Lab

TWO RESEARCH COORDINATOR POSITIONS

Dr. Kate Harkness of the Mood Research Lab in the Department of
Psychology, Queen’s University is hiring ONE full-time research
co-ordinator and ONE half-time (.50 FTE) research coordinator for the
CAN-BIND Project, a pan-Canadian study of biomarkers in depression funded
by the Ontario Brain Institute and the Ontario Mental Health Foundation.
Start dates are flexible (May 1 or June 1, 2016) and both positions will
continue through March 31, 2017, with the option for renewing for a second
year.

Duties for both positions include the following:

– calling and scheduling participants
– liaising with project personnel at other Canadian sites
– coordinating referrals from hospitals
– preparing data collection materials
– coordinating the rating and entry of data
– managing database
– ordering supplies and general lab management
– data analysis

The successful applicants must have:

– superior organizational skills and very high conscientiousness
– superior interpersonal skills and ability to interact with patients and
mental health professionals
– superior emotional maturity and stability
– superior ability to work independently and to function under stress
– AT LEAST an 80% average in Psychology courses

These are both ‘Technician Level 4’ positions and pay and benefits will be
commensurate with this scale.

Please send transcript and CV to Dr. Harkness: harkness@queensu.ca

Research Assistants Needed – Children’s Racial Bias Study

Research Assistants Needed – Children’s Racial Bias Study

    2-3 research assistants are needed for a study on children’s racial bias. The study will take place at the Ontario Science Centre on weekends and will involve playing game-like research tasks with children and interacting with parents and families. 

    The volunteer positions are 6-10 hours per week and are ideally suited for those in their second or third year of psychology though all students may apply. Weekend availability is essential. Experience working with young children or in research settings is preferred but is not required as training will be provided for everyone.

Please email lifespandevelopment@kangleelab.com to apply! Include a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript, and weekly schedule (including weekends).