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.


Breakthrough Autism is all about helping children with autism reach their full potential and recognizing them as the wonderful individuals that they are. A key part of our Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) services is making sure that families are a part of the teaching processing. In fact, it’s our ultimate goal to empower families with the knowledge, strategies and tools that will enable them to be a member of our own team and create teachable moments for their children on their own.

Instructor – Breakthrough Autism Centre (Richmond Hill, ON)

Do you have a desire to make a difference in the lives of children with autism? IF you are looking for a meaningful role that provides training and a team-centered, supportive environment, then Breakthrough Autism Centre is the right fit for you!

We are looking for energetic individuals to join the Centre as Instructors and deliver front-line Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) and other Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) services. It is anticipated based on current volumes that on average Instructors are likely to be assigned to work at least thirty to forty (30-40) hours per week at the centre and in clients’ homes during regular business hours, some evenings and Saturdays. This position is for a one-year contract with the possibility of becoming permanent at the end of the contract.

  • What you will be doing:
  • Delivering direct IBI programming and other ABA services
  • Working one-to-one and in small groups with children with autism
  • Monitoring each child’s progress
  • Liaising with parents on an ongoing basis
  • Working at the Centre or in clients’ home

The individual we are looking for has:

  • Previous experience working with children; experiencing working with children with special needs is considered an asset
  • Enjoys working with children and has endless energy and patience
  • Completed or working towards one of the following: Behavioural Science Technology Diploma, Autism Behavioural Science Certificate, Early childhood Education Diploma or Degree, Child & Youth Worker Diploma, degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field
  • An ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • Eager to learn and accept feedback for continuous improvement
  • Has a valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle to travel to clients’ homes
  • Has the flexibility to work regular business hours, some evenings and Saturdays

What’s in it for you?

  • The satisfaction that comes with making a difference in the lives of children with autism and empowering their families
  • Working with a fun and experienced team
  • A comprehensive training program in a highly-supportive environment
  • Tuition reimbursement and supervision hours for the Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) training
  • BCaBA supervision hours if applicable

Interested? Please send your resume, along with a cover letter, to careers@breakthroughautism.ca referencing code “BA-WS-2017” in the subject line.

Breakthrough Autism is committed to making the recruitment process accessible to all candidates; accommodations are available upon request. Thanks in advance to everyone who applies for this position. Please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Vulnerable Sector Screen.


Volunteer Research Assistant Opportunity!

Volunteer Research Assistant Opportunity
Lab: Ryan Lab
Description: Ryan Lab is seeking volunteer research assistants to assist with participant recruitment, testing participants (younger and older adults) and data management. Will gain experience using eyetracking technology and administering cognitive assessments. Please note that the position will be at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital (3560 Bathurst St).
Requirements: Student in 2nd year or higher with a strong academic background and a passion for psychology. Research experience an asset. 10 hr/ week minimum time commitment.
Contact: To apply, please send unofficial transcript and CV to Arber Kacollja at akacollja@research.baycrest.org

Research Assistants Needed!

The Verwiki is an online resource, made in association with the Consciousness and Wisdom Studies Lab, that seeks to consolidate all of the content and related information of Professor John Vervaeke’s wonderful courses into one easily accessible website.

The Verwiki will be focused both on the content and structure of Professor Vervaeke’s courses and will also be made to suit the theoretical, historical, and conceptual multi-level interconnectedness that is hallmark of these courses.
Volunteer contributors will be assisting in producing articles for the site. Volunteers can gain:

  •  A deeper understanding of the scope of their course material and cognitive science.
  • Experience in technical writing.
  •  Experience collaborating and developing a large online project that will be available for use by your fellow students.

What we need from our volunteer contributors is:

  • An exceptional ability to optimally condense complex subject matter.
  •  Clear and concise writing ability.
  • Completion of several of Professor Vervaeke’s upper level courses (the more, the better!)
  • A multi-level understanding of cognitive science that appreciates the interaction between low-level and high-level theoretical concepts.

Those interested should e-mail verwiki@cwsl.ca with their resume, transcript (informal is sufficient) and a brief summary of their relevant work and interest. Applications will only be accepted until Monday, February 5th, 2018.


Research Assistants Needed!

Dr. Kang Lee’s Development Lab is looking for highly dedicated and enthusiastic students to volunteer with us!
You will be involved in a series of studies examining the development of face processing from infancy to adulthood. Using eye-tracking technology, we examine the ways in which infants, children, and adults examine and recognize faces and what factors (e.g., experience) influence such face processing abilities. Neurobehavioral methods (e.g., fNIRS) will also be used to investigate the effects of social and non-social stimuli/interactions on brain activity in children and adults. 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.
-Be punctual
-Ability to work independently
-Excellent communication (both written and verbal) skills
-Problem solving skills
-Strong experience working with infants, children, and parents is preferred.
-Strong computer and technical skills is an asset.
-Some evenings and weekends are required.
This position is ideally suited for a 2nd or 3rd year student studying Psychology and/or Neuroscience and who is interested in pursuing graduate school in the future. We encourage students going into 2nd and 3rd year to apply.
Duration: Ongoing, minimum 12 month commitment required.
Schedule: We ask for a 10 hour/week commitment, but this will fluctuate depending how busy the lab is. We also be sure to provide flexibility in this requirement, especially around holidays and stressful periods such as exams.
Other Requirements: As we are a big lab, volunteers must be able to respond to emails within a 24 hour window.
Application Procedure: Employer Email
If by eMail, send to: labmanager@kangleelab.com
Application Material Required:
Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcript
Weekly availability, including weekends
Please write ‘Infant Study Volunteer Research Assistant’ in the subject line of your email. This posting will close as soon as suitable candidates are hired.


Research Assistants Needed!

Dr. Kang Lee’s Development Lab is looking for highly dedicated and enthusiastic students to volunteer with
The research assistant will be involved in a study examining implicit and explicit racial biases in children and
adults. Our goal is to offer volunteers many opportunities to develop their research skills. Thus, as a volunteer, you will:
– Act as the main experimenter in conducting the experimental sessions with children and parents, in multiple
locations (e.g., Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Ontario Science Centre, Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of
Child Study)
– Collect data from participants through the completion of paper-based and computer-based tasks
– Recruit participants
– Code and record results
– Perform other administrative tasks in the laboratory
This position is ideally suited for students who have just completed their second or third year studying
psychology and who are interested in pursuing graduate school in the future. Training on most of the skills needed will be provided. However, volunteers should have a strong background working with children (in particular 2-6 year olds), excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to multitask. Experience working with an ethnically diverse group of people would be an asset. Previous experience with data collection, Excel, and SPSS would be considered beneficial.
Duration: Ongoing, minimum 12-month commitment required.
Schedule: Volunteers must have a flexible schedule as participants may be booked in on short notice at any
time of the day. We ask for a 8-10 hour/week commitment, but this will fluctuate depending how busy the
lab is. We also be sure to provide flexibility in this requirement, especially around holidays and stressful
periods such as exams.
Other Requirements:
As we are a big lab, volunteers must be able to respond to emails within a 24 hour window.
Application Procedure: Employer Email
If by eMail, send to: labmanager@kangleelab.com
Application Material Required:
Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcript
Weekly availability, including weekends
Please write Racial Bias Study Volunteer Research Assistant in the subject line of your email.


Research Assistants Needed!

A PhD student in Marketing (Consumer Behaviour) at the Rotman School of Management is currently looking for volunteer research assistants for this year (starting immediately) to help design and run studies on consumer relationships and social behavior. They are looking for
students with strong academic records, and who are reliable,
conscientious, and capable of independent work. Relevant lab experience (e.g. running participants, knowledge of Qualtrics and data analysis) is an asset but not required. Applicants should be able to commit at least four hours to lab work each
week, and will have the opportunity to engage with multiple stages of the experimental process (e.g., study design, programming and running studies, data structuring and analysis).

If interested, please send your CV, unofficial transcript, and any other questions to kailuo.liu@rotman.utoronto.ca.


Research Assistant Needed!

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

Research volunteer qualifications:

– Mature individual comfortable handling confidential information

– Able to work in a fast paced professional environment

– Currently in their final year of an undergraduate degree in psychology or related field

– Interest in pursuing graduate studies in psychology/medicine

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

Individuals must be available to volunteer once a week for 3-4 hour shifts for a period of 3 months or longer.

Interested applicants should send an email with their current CV/resume, cover letter and availability to Alexa Fine at: afine@startclinic.ca.


Research Assistant Needed!

Energetic and enthusiastic volunteer research assistants are in need to help with data entry, filing, and administrative tasks in the Bariatric Surgery Program at the Toronto Western Hospital. The Bariatric Surgery Program is a dynamic department consisting of a team of health professionals from a variety of disciplines including psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, social workers, surgeons and dietitians. The team conducts pre-surgical assessments of patients considering bariatric surgery and post-surgical follow-up for five years after surgery. The eligible candidate will be a responsible, conscientious and quick-learning individual who ideally is familiar with SPSS (individuals who are not familiar with SPSS but have knowledge of Microsoft Excel are also invited to apply) with excellent communication skills.
They require some who is available one to two day per week (Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays), and is able to begin immediately. The volunteer should have completed at least their first year of undergraduate studies in psychology. This position may also involve patient contact, and there are opportunities to observe patient groups, and to attend clinic research meetings. This position would be ideal for someone who is interested in health psychology, eating behaviours and obesity, and clinical psychology.
If you’re interested, please send your résumé to: thiyake.rajaratnam@uhn.ca