10/30/17

Volunteer Lab Opportunity

The Computational Cognitive Development Lab is looking for students who are interested in a voluntary research position in a developmental psychology lab! As a research assistant, you will have the opportunity to help with coding of behavioural experiments, inputting and assisting with data collection, and recruitment of children participants (aged 3 – 7) on campus and at the local museums like the Ontario Science Centre and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Ideally, applicants should have the following:
– Be in good academic standing
– Be able to commit at least 8-10 hours (including weekends) a week
– Be available on weekends to test at local museums or on campus
– Previous experience working with children
– Previous research experience is preferred but not required
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and an unofficial transcript to manager.buchsbaum@gmail.com and title the subject line as [RA Application] Your Name.
For more information about the lab, check out http://cocodev.psych.utoronto.ca or follow us on Facebook, @cocodevlab
10/5/17

Research Assistant Job at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The Mood Disorders Program and the Centre for Mobile Computing in Mental Health at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual with the following qualifications to work as a Research Assistant on a study using electronic mood diaries in adults and teens with mood disorders.

Qualifications:

  • University degree (minimum BA/BS/BSc or equivalent) in a healthcare-related area
  • Excellent organization & communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated with ability to take an active role in project planning.
  • General computer skills and some experience with statistics.
  • Experience coding with MATLAB an asset.
  • Experience in a psychiatric setting a definite asset.
  • Recruitment, training, and monitoring of study participants.
  • Organizing, maintaining, and analyzing study data.
  • Organizing and assisting with recruitment for focus groups.
  • Scheduling, performing, scoring, and recording standardized research interviews with subjects, including periodic follow-up interviews;
  • Acting as liaison between the research team, study participants, and mental health care providers, both over the phone and in person;

Typical Duties:

If you are interested, please send a resume or CV and covering letter by October 15h 2017 to: david.kreindler@sunnybrook.ca

We will be interviewing candidates for position beginning in mid-late October; we expect the successful candidate to begin work on or about mid-November, 2017.

We thank all candidates, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

10/4/17

Research Volunteer Needed!

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 on an eye-tracking study. 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 duncanlabuoft@gmail.com

 

10/3/17

Research Assistants Needed!

The Learning and Neural Development Lab is looking for students who are interested in a voluntary research position in the lab to help prepare and run experiments! As part of the lab, you will have the opportunity to prepare visual and auditory stimuli, run the experiments on both children (aged 5-9) and adult participants to collect behavioural data, help with the recruitment of participants on campus and at the local museums such as the Ontario Science Centre, and assist with inputting the data collected.
Ideally, applicants should have the following:
– Be in good academic standing
– Be able to commit at least 6-8 hours (including weekends) a week
– Be available on weekends to test at local museums or on campus
– Previous experience working with children
– Previous research experience is preferred but not required
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and an unofficial transcript to manager.landlab@gmail.com and title the subject line as [RA Application] Your Name.
09/28/17

Looking for a Senior Research Assistant

We are seeking a senior undergraduate psychology student to volunteer as a psychology assistant in the Eating Disorder Program at the Hospital for Sick Children. We are an interdisciplinary service providing psychosocial, medical and nutritional care to children and adolescents suffering with anorexic and bulimic forms of eating disorders across inpatient, day treatment and outpatient programs. You will be providing research and administrative support to our ongoing program evaluation initiatives. You will be trained in test scoring and data entry of psychometric measures and other psychosocial assessments.

We require a minimum time commitment of 8 hours per week (flexible hours) during the months of October 2017 through May 2018 (negotiable, and with the possibility of extension).

Interested candidates are asked to please email your curriculum vitae and a brief letter of introduction to our program’s Psychometrist, as below:

Dr. Margus Heinmaa, Ph.D., CPsych
Dr. Melissa Lieberman, Ph.D., CPsych
Clinical Psychologists

Please send all applications to: shelley.grady@sickkids.ca

Department of Psychology
Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue, 7438 Black Wing
Toronto, Canada, M5G 1X8

09/27/17

Research Assistants Needed!

The Brain, Cognition and Language Lab at OISE is currently recruiting research assistants!

This current research project is investigating the effectiveness of an evidence‐based reading fluency intervention called Reading Acceleration Program (RAP). Language and literacy data, cognitive data, and demographic information were gathered. The collected data will be analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively at pre, post, and follow‐up test.

They are looking for responsible students who are Native Chinese speakers and can help with data scoring and entry.

If interested, please contact Yueming Xi (y.xi@mail.utoronto.ca).

09/26/17

Volunteer Research Assistant Position

The Social Psychophysiological Research & Quantitative Methods Lab
(SPRQL) at the University of Toronto St. George is looking for a team of
passionate and dedicated Research Assistants to work on various studies
in the lab. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience
in psychophysiological measurement techniques, data coding, and become
involved in complex study designs.  This is also a great opportunity to
receive an excellent letter of recommendation.

Students interested in this position should:
–    Have a strong academic background, particularly in Psychology.
–    Be able to commit until Summer 2018.
–    Be able to commit to at least 6-8 hours per week.
–    Be reliable, conscientious and detail-oriented.
–    Have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
–    Previous lab experience (especially with psychophysiological
equipment) is an asset (although not required).
–    Previous experience with MATLAB and other programming
languages/software is an asset.

To apply, please submit the following application or you can combine your resume and
unofficial transcript into one single PDF document, and email it to:
lab.manager@socialpsychophysiology.com.

09/20/17

Volunteer Opportunity!

Frontier College Literacy Program at U of T St. George

Downtown Area Program Sites – Fall 2017

Email: utoronto@frontiercollege.ca; Website: http://utfrontiercollege.wordpress.com

After-School Learning Programs for Children

A) Newcomer Homework Club
What: Homework support program for elementary children (grades 3 – 8) of newcomer families living in
Regent Park.
Where: Lord Dufferin Public School, 350 Parliament St. between Gerrard and Dundas.
When: Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Site Coordinators: Stephen Hong: stephen.hong@utoronto.ca

B) Scadding Court Community Centre After-School Homework Help
What: Homework support, reading, and other learning activities for elementary school children.
Where: 707 Dundas West at Bathurst
When: Mondays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Site Coordinator: Alexandra Jundler: alexandra_jundler@hotmail.com
Learning Programs for Preschoolers/Toddlers

Alexandra Park Community Centre
What: An Early Years learning program for preschoolers and toddlers involving story time, arts and
crafts, and teaching basic literacy and numeracy concepts.
Where: 105 Grange Court (Dundas St. West and Spadina Ave.).
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 to 2:30 pm – Volunteers act as Reading Buddies for
preschoolers (3 year olds)
Mondays to Fridays 10:30 to 11:30 am Volunteers lead story time, teaching basic literacy and numeracy
to toddlers (2 year olds)

Learning Programs for Preschool/Toddlers

Alexandra Park Community Centre
What: An Early Years learning program for preschoolers and toddlers involving story time, arts and
crafts, and teaching basic literacy and numeracy concepts.
Where: 105 Grange Court (Dundas St. West and Spadina Ave.).
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 to 2:30 pm – Volunteers act as Reading Buddies for
preschoolers (3 year olds)
Mondays to Fridays 10:30 to 11:30 am Volunteers lead story time, teaching basic literacy and numeracy
to toddlers (2 year olds)

Tuesdays 10:30 to 11:30 am Volunteers develop and lead literacy programming including: story time,
arts and crafts, circle time with songs, activities that help preschoolers (3 years old) develop basic
literacy and numeracy concepts
Saturdays 10 am to 12 pm Volunteers lead story time, teaching basic literacy and numeracy to
preschoolers (3 year olds)
Site Coordinator: Sophie Cation: sophie.cation@mail.utoronto.ca

Tutoring for High School Students

A) Heydon Park Secondary School
What: Heydon Park is a career focused high school for girls who have special learning needs.
Volunteers provide one-to- one tutoring and/or in-class support to students.
Where: 70 D’Arcy St. at Beverley (just north of Dundas)
When: Minimum 1 school period, any weekday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Site Coordinator: Robin Fisher: robin.fisher@mail.utoronto.ca

Adult ESL Programs

A) Newcomer ESL
What: Adult ESL program helping newcomers in Regent Park meet their personal learning
goals. Tutors work with learners one to one or in small groups.

Where: Parliament and Gerrard
When: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
No prior teaching experience required but ideal for those in TESL programs or other teacher
education programs. Programs begin in October and continue to the following May.
B) Alexandra Park ESL
What: Adult ESL program helping newcomers in the Alexandra Park community meet their
personal learning goals. Tutors work with learners one to one or in small groups.

Where: Dundas and Spadina
When: Mondays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Site Coordinator: Jenny Shao: jingyu.shao@mail.utoronto.ca

No prior teaching experience required but ideal for those in TESL programs or other teacher education programs. Programs begin in October and continue to the following May.
Additional Information:
A total of 6 hours of tutor training is provided in two 3 hour segments (mandatory), followed by other
professional development opportunities. All training is free. The next training sessions will be in early fall
2017 at the Frontier College main office, specific days and times to be announced.

09/18/17

Research Volunteer Position!

Job Description: The Helwig Lab of the Psychological Department at theUniversity of Toronto is currently recruiting research volunteers to assist 2 cross-cultural psychological research projects. Project 1 examines Chinese adolescents’ views about parenting and their psychological well-being and academic achievement. Duties may include assisting with data organization, data entry, and supervised assistance
with data analysis. Project 2 is an exploratory and comparative study which took place this summer in Beijing and rural Xi’an. The format of the study consists of in-depth interviews on high school graduates’ perceptions towards the examination as well as the Chinese higher education system in general. Duties include transcribing the interviews which are conducted in Mandarin Chinese. Each interview is approximately 45 minutes in length.

Commitment and Qualifications:

•Volunteers should be able to commit up to 8 hours per week;
•Attend regular lab meetings;
•Fluency in understanding and writing Mandarin Chinese is required for
Project 2;
•Ability to read Chinese is an asset for Project 1.
•Detail-oriented, reliable, and responsible.

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV and cover letter to helwiglab.psych@gmail.com before September 30th, 2017.

09/12/17

Research Assistant Needed!

The Psychology of Emerging Adulthood Research Lab (PEARL) is seeking an undergraduate Research Assistant to assist with a multi-site SSHRC-funded study on family relationships, risk, wellness and well-being in emerging adulthood. The RA will assist with participant recruitment,
screening, and scheduling; data collection with parents and young adults using an online survey and a daily survey app; database management; and preliminary data analysis (using SPSS). In addition, the RA will provide some support around knowledge transfer using social media.

Applicants should:
– Be able to commit to up to 8 hours per week, with some flexibility in times (e.g.,
checking and responding to emails; checking data compliance from home)
– Have excellent organizational abilities
– Be able to work independently and as part of a research team
– Have a good understanding of research ethics and standards and the importance of
maintaining confidentiality of participant information
– Have working knowledge of various methods of recruitment, including social media
– Previous experience with SPSS is an asset

Starting base rate of pay is $18.00 to $22.00 per hour (depending on student level and experience). Interested students should send a letter of interest, unofficial transcript, and cv to Dr. Abby Goldstein at abbyl.goldstein@utoronto.ca by. Priority will be given to early applicants. An informal interview will follow successful applications.