04/7/18

Research Assistants Needed!

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: afine@startclinic.ca

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.

 

02/22/18

Survey Participants Needed!

Sexual violence is an epidemic on UofT campus.

Silence is Violence, a grassroots, anti-sexual violence collective at the University of Toronto, is calling for students to complete a survey on sexual violence on campus.  Students in all programs are encouraged to do the survey, whether or not they identify as survivors of sexual violence. This is the first survey of its kind to be conducted at UofT that seeks to understand students’ perspectives about sexual violence on campus.

Please complete the survey below to help us understand how UofT students navigate issues of sexual violence on campus. Share widely with your friends and peers!

Link to survey: https://sexualviolenceatuoft.questionpro.com

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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.

02/15/18

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

02/13/18

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!