04/5/18

Research Assistants Needed!

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 and willing to travel on weekends to test at local museums or on campus
– Previous experience working with children
– Previous experience recruiting or customer service either formally or informally
– 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
04/4/18

Career Exploration and Education Shadowing Opportunity!

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:

  1. Submit an email application answering the two following questions:
    1. How does this career align with your values, interests, and skills? Please refer to all three in your response. (250-300 words)
    2. 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 carolh.lam@utoronto.ca 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

04/4/18

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.
02/28/18

Emotion Detection Volunteer Research Assistant!

Kang Lee’s Development Lab is looking for motivated individuals to join our team!

You will be involved in a series of studies examining emotion detection. We will be examining the ways in which changes in facial blood flow contributes to the detection of emotions. You will be involved in recruiting participants, running the experiments, coding data, preparing stimuli, and recording the results. You will also participate in training sessions to acquire the necessary skills for the current project.

Requirements:

  • Be punctual
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong computer and technical skills is an asset.
  • Some evenings and weekends are required.

Study work and scheduling will be communicated via the lead researcher on this project. All lab communication (i.e. lab meetings) will be done through the lead researcher and lab manager. Our lab provides a very friendly atmosphere where teamwork is a priority. As such, we all work together to help our students excel both within the lab and in their personal career/education goals

Hours Per Week: 1-10
Schedule: Mainly Evening and Weekends
Number of Positions: 2

Please send a copy of your resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and weekly availability (including weekends) to detectionstudies@gmail.com

This posting will close as soon as all suitable candidates are hired.

 

02/19/18

Research Assistant Needed!

The Fraud Research team studies scam detection and victimization in participants ages 18-30 and 60-90.
These research assistant position is ideal for an undergraduate student in their 2nd or 3rd year of
psychology or a related field.
Research assistants are responsible for recruiting participants for our research studies including making
connections with community organizations to find interested participants, advertising our studies, and
sharing our findings with community members. You will also run studies with participants (data
collection) and complete data entry tasks. This position is ideal for someone who is considering careers
both in academic research environments and in more hands-on, community-based settings. You will learn
about how research takes place in a university psychology lab, gain necessary research experience, and
learn how to communicate effectively about said research.

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Friendly, outgoing, and upbeat attitude
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Punctual and reliable

Preferred but not required:

  • SPSS proficiency
  • Experience working with older adults

Position Start Date: March 12, 2018
Hours Per Week: 10
Schedule Details: Shifts are flexible with your schedule, but one weekend day is preferred (approximately
4 hours). Schedules are set at the beginning of each semester. Our lab expects volunteers to commit to
working with us for at least 1 year.
Our lab is in the OISE building at 252 Bloor St W, above St George subway station. The research
assistant will be trained prior to any work being done independently and will report to a graduate student
and the lab manager. The research assistant will gain research experience and a reference will be provided
(conditional upon lab performance).
Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2018 11:59 PM
Send the following documents to rebecca.judges@mail.utoronto.ca
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. Unofficial Transcript
4. Weekly schedule including weekends. Provide times of all classes, work, volunteering, or other
commitments.

02/10/18

Summer Research Opportunity

Multi-Organ Transplant Student Research Training Program (MOTSRTP)/Advanced Student Placement in Research Education (ASPIRE) will be hosting an open house session for interested students wishing to partake in our program during the 2018 summer and 2018-19 fall/winter sessions.
This pioneering and comprehensive training program for senior high school, undergraduate/graduate students consisting of formal seminars, discussion forums and direct health/research experience, would provide an overview for students in enabling them to gain a general understanding in the area of clinical research and apply the knowledge gained in research-related tasks to the field of transplantation and overall patient care. Over the course of the academic year, students would be introduced to the various sub-disciplines that have a direct impact on the overall transplant care; a few of which include:
  • Basic sciences
  • Bioethics
  • Clinical and outcomes research
  • Health economics
  • Clinical epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Clinical and Hospital OR observation sessions

Graduates of the program will be poised to in advancing research development and clinical/social application of emerging discoveries in the field of organ transplantation.

Eligible Disciplines: 

Including but not limited to: STEM-related subjects, Biochemistry, Immunology, Health studies, Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Health Sciences, Health services management, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Bioethics, Health economics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology, Nursing, Physio/Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiology, Psychology, Statistics/Biostatistics, Engineering, Bioinformatics, Biomedical communications.

Education Level: 
University students: from students going into their 2nd year in the summer (for undergraduate students) to those pursuing Graduate/Professional studies are encouraged to attend.
High School students: for students currently in grade 11 or 12
Dates: Friday February 23rd, 2018
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Venue: Toronto General Hospital, 585 University Ave. Munk Building, 11th floor, Astellas Conference Room, Room 11 PMB 190
To RSVP, please click here
For more information about the program, visit our website (for university students) or our application form (for high school students)
Hurry! Spaces are limited!
02/8/18

Psychology Recruitment Event

Looking for work in the financial field after you graduate?

Interested in an internship?

Come to the Psychology Department’s Recruitment Event.

For 3rd and 4th year psychology undergraduates with a focus on female students.

When: Friday, March 2, 2018, 10-11:30 A.M.

Where: The Psychology Lounge, Room 4043, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street

Guest Speaker:

Mr. Frank Ieraci, Managing Director of the Active Fundamental Equities team at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

Description:

Frank Ieraci and his leadership team are seeking candidates for internships and full-time positions at CPPIB with a focus on increasing recruitment diversity in an attempt to grow the representation of women across the organization. He is interested in speaking to psychology students specifically as their studies provide them with many important skills applicable in the finance industry.

Agenda:

Mr. Ieraci will address those attending and talk about this recruitment initiative. Following, there will be a Q&A period and an opportunity for students to speak individually to representatives from CPPIB.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP (required): sellers@psych.utoronto.ca

02/8/18

Volunteer Research Assistants Needed

MAPEL Lab at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, is
now hiring Research Assistants! We are looking to recruit engaged and
reliable Research Assistants to our team. For these positions, you would
work closely with the researchers on a variety of tasks, allowing you to
develop multiple skills and learn about psychological research techniques.

Responsibilities will vary and allow for a wide range of skill
development, but will mainly center around helping with collecting data,
literature reviews, running participants, and creating stimulus for
running studies.  Our Lab conducts research in a variety of topics, but
focuses on morality, collective action, political attitudes and
prosociality.

We are seeking candidates that:

-Are available for between 5-9 hours a week
-Are interested in developing their research skills
-Are highly organized and reliable
-Previous research experience is an asset but not a requirement.

If you are interested in applying, please send an electronic copy of your
transcript, resume, and cover letter to
Chloe.Kovacheff16@rotman.utoronto.ca.

Potential candidates will be contacted for interviews.

02/6/18

Volunteer Psychology Assistant Needed!

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 February 2018 through December 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

Shelley Grady, M.Sc.
Psychometrist
shelley.grady@sickkids.ca
Department of Psychology
Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue, 7438 Black Wing
Toronto, Canada, M5G 1X8

02/4/18

Research Assistant Opportunity

Tom Gilovich’s Judgment and Belief Lab (JABLAB) at Cornell University is currently accepting applications for volunteer research assistants this summer. The ideal candidate is a motivated undergraduate or recent graduate with a keen interest in social psychology, who is considering graduate
school in psychology. Research experience is an asset but not a necessity.

Research in JABLAB asks questions about everyday social life: What makes conversations go well or poorly? Can we tell how much attention people pay to us or how often we’re on other people’s minds? How does our behavior influence the people around us? Social life is complex. We’re interested in how people navigate their social interactions and some of the systematic mistakes they make along the way.

Interns are expected to work approx. 35 hours/week; this includes study preparation, data collection (in the lab and in the field), data analysis, and team meetings. Because projects are at various stages of completion (from pre-design to post-data collection), interns will be involved in a wide range of activities over the course of the internship. Activities may
include developing new project ideas, designing new experiments, recruiting participants, running experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled. To apply, please send the following documents to
gilovich.lab.summer@gmail.com: CV/resume, unofficial grade report, brief cover letter describing your relevant research experience and why you’re interested in working in JABLAB, and your availability between June and August.