The CAN Lab (Computational Affective Neuroscience Lab) at the University of
Toronto St. George is looking for a team of passionate and dedicated
Research Assistants to work on various new studies in the lab. Current
projects investigate topics such as 1) emotion and cognition, 2) attitudes
and preferences, 3) goal setting and 4) stereotyping and prejudice.
Successful applicants will be responsible for participant recruitment, data
collection, and preparing the necessary materials to run studies. This is a
great opportunity for students to become immersed in learning new affective
neuroscience techniques and become involved in complex study designs.
Research Assistants will learn how to conduct research in
psychology/neuroscience using methods such as behavioural studies,
functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electromyogram (EMG), and
Students interested in this position should:
– be available to volunteer at least 8 hours a week
– have strong interpersonal and organizational skills
– be reliable and conscientious
– previous lab experience is an asset but not required
– experience with R and other programming languages is an asset but not
Students interested in applying should email their CV, cover letter, and
unofficial transcript to Victoria Davis at email@example.com
For more information, please visit our lab website at
The Duncan Lab is looking for a volunteer to gain research experience!
We are looking to accept a volunteer who is willing to contribute 8 hours a week gaining research experience in our lab over the summer. You will gain direct experience in participant recruitment, assessment, and data collection. Interested applicants should fill out the application form on our website (duncanlab.org), and submit it along with a resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Kang Lee’s Development Lab is looking for highly dedicated and enthusiastic students to volunteer with us!
You will be involved in a study examining how children’s emotion expressions can be used to understand lie-telling behaviours. Our goal is to offer volunteers many opportunities to develop their research skills. Thus, as a volunteer, you will;
– Be involved in computer-based data preparation tasks
– Code and record results
– Perform other administrative tasks in the laboratory
– Other tasks/opportunities depend on prior experience and on length of stay in the lab, including the opportunity to be involved in other, on-going research projects.
This position is ideally suited for a student studying Psychology and who is interested in pursuing graduate school in the future. It is a great opportunity for students who have an interest in forensic and/or developmental psychology.
We encourage students going into 2nd and 3rd year to apply. Students in 4th year who plan to take a year off or will complete a 5th year are also welcome to apply. We are looking for a highly motivated student interested in pursuing graduate studies that is research-based and is seeking a lab to develop their research skills.
Training on most of the skills needed will be provided. However, volunteers should have experience with a range of computer programs, including statistical and video-editing programs (e.g., Excel, SPSS, Adobe Premier, MovieMaker, iMotions), have a strong attention to detail, great organization skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Duration: Ongoing, minimum 6-month commitment required.
Schedule: Volunteers should be available weekdays during regular work hours (weekend and weekend evening availability will also be considered). Scheduling is flexible and volunteers will be able to determine their own hours each week. We ask for an 8-10 hour/week commitment, but this will fluctuate depending on how busy the lab is. We will also be sure to provide flexibility in this requirement, especially around holidays and stressful periods such as exams.
When sending application materials in through email please put ‘KB Volunteer Research Assistant Application’ in the heading.
This posting will close as soon as all suitable candidates are hired.
The START Clinic for Mood and Anxiety Disorders is currently seeking highly qualified applicants for a full time Research Assistant position. Typical responsibilities include but are not limited to: administration and scoring of patient assessments, supervised exposure therapy for individual patients, writing protocol and grant applications for clinical trials, assessing
patient eligibility for clinical trials, literature searches and data analysis for empirical publications. The new hire will receive extensive training on all duties.
Required RA Qualifications:
Mature individual comfortable handling confidential information;
Ability to work in a fast-paced, professional environment;
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
A completed undergraduate degree in a mental health/healthcare-related field
Previous experience in psychiatry research, protocol development, grant and peer-reviewed manuscript writing is preferred;
Prior experience working/volunteering in a healthcare/mental health-related field;
Prior experience working/volunteering with the Vulnerable Sector
Experience/knowledge of SPSS (asset but not required)
Individuals must be available to begin training as of May 22, 2018 (though official start date may be subject to change).
Interested applicants should send an email with their current CV/resume, cover letter and academic writing sample to
Alexa Fine at: email@example.com
Career Exploration and Education offers a great opportunity for current U of T students (as well as recent grads of up to two years) to learn more about the various occupations of interest to you through our Career Exploration Job Shadowing Program. Note: This is a career exploration program and is not intended for job searching purposes.
These placements will take place for half a day to five days between May 7th to 18th. Below is sample list of vacancies that might be of most interest to you. The complete list of vacancies is attached.
- 6 vacancies with a Registered Dietician @ Loblaw Companies Limited (.5 day – Friday, May 11th)
- 4 vacancies with a Child Psychologist @ Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (.5 day – Wednesday, May 9th)
- 4 vacancies with a Post-doctoral Researcher/Project Manager @ Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) (.5 day, 1:00 pm to 4:00pm – Wednesday, May 9th)
- 3 vacancies with orthodontists (2 vacancies)/dentists (1 vacancy) @ several clinics in Toronto (1 day; date is negotiable)
Details for second round of applications:
- Submit an email application answering the two following questions:
- How does this career align with your values, interests, and skills? Please refer to all three in your response. (250-300 words)
- Conduct research and describe at least 5 things you learned about this career area. Mention: industry trends, roles and responsibilities, educational or licensing requirements, professional designations. (Max. 500 words)
Send all responses to Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, April 15th at 11:59pm
If applying to more than one placement, please rank your choices from first to fifth.
*Please note that the Spring cycle of the program runs from May 7th to 18th. All placement opportunities are half a day to five days (for further details, please contact Carol).
If your application is selected for the job shadowing program, you will be required to attend a Career Exploration CRASH COURSE Orientation. We will ask you to register only when you have been successfully placed in the program. For any questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. For more details on the Extern Program, please visit cln.utoronto.ca