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.


  • 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


Study Recruitment

The PEARL Lab at OISE is recruiting participants between the ages of 18 and 22 for a research study on the relationship between young adults and their parents, and the impact of this relationship on risk behaviours, wellness behaviours and well-being. You must be in contact with a parent for at least 10 hours a month (including text, phone, email) and be willing to have said parent participate. The study involves you filling out one baseline survey and then completing 30 days of short surveys from home, using an app that you download on your smartphone. We will ask you to do the same thing again in a year and two more times after that. Young adults are paid for the initial survey ($20) and for the 30 days of surveys (up to $60) each year and parents are paid $20 for each survey.

Individuals who are interested in participating can contact our lab by phone or email to hear more about the study.

Phone: 416-978-0702
Email: project.emerge@utoronto.ca


PSY220/PSY270 Facilitator Program

Calling all third/fourth year psychology students! Interested in solidifying your knowledge and getting involved with the psychology community? Then, consider becoming a facilitator for the Psychology Students’ Association facilitator program!

The aim of this program is to connect upper year psychology students who have already taken PSY220 or PSY270 with students currently enrolled in those courses. As a facilitator, you will be working alongside the professor while enlisting your expertise as a psychology student by holding writing workshops. These workshops are meant to give 2nd year students a sense of direction in their writing assignments. You will also be expected upon request to personally attend the study groups created by the students to aid in course content. Facilitators will have the option to receive a reference letter.

To apply, please fill out the attached Google form. The deadline to apply is Feb. 25 at 11:59 PM.

Thoughts, comments, questions? Send us an email at psa.academiccommittee@gmail.com.

We look forward to your application!


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!

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).


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.


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


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

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

Potential candidates will be contacted for interviews.


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


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.