01/16/18

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.

01/5/18

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.

01/4/18

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
11/24/17

Looking for Research Assistants

A PhD candidate is looking for 4 student volunteers within the University of Toronto’s psychology, forensic science, sociology, and/or criminology programs. Ideally, candidates will be students who are interested in gaining academic research experience, who are passionate about their fields of study, and who enjoy collaboration.
Positions entail data-entry so a keen eye for detail is a must. Volunteers should expect to devote roughly 10 hours per week to the project. Volunteers can work from home and make their own hours.

Positions:

Data Entry: Missing Persons Database (2 positions)
In this role, you would be given access to an extensive database of historical and current missing person cases throughout Canada. Your role would be to help populate this database by filling in missing data cells with information that can be found through a general Google search. This is an entry level position, but there are opportunities for growth and continued research opportunities.

Data Entry: Serial Homicide Database (2 positions)
In this role, you would be given access to an extensive database of information on serial killers. Your role would be help populate this database by filling in missing data cells with information that can be found through a general Google search. This is an entry level position, but there are opportunities for growth and continued research opportunities.
This is an excellent opportunity for students to engage in collaborative research. This study will commence January 1st, 2018 and will continue until mid-June 2018.
If interested please send a resume and cover letter to Sasha Reid (sasha.reid@mail.utoronto.ca) before December 15th, 2017

11/21/17

Volunteer Research Assistant for Sick Kids CCMH

Position: Volunteer Research Assistant

Commitment: 12 – 15 hours/month (approximately 3.5 hours a week), for at
least 1 year

Qualifications: Students in their 3rd or 4th year of a BSc in Psychology
with some research experience, or individuals having completed their
undergraduate studies and wishing to gain research experience prior to
graduate studies.

Setting: Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health helps more than
8,000 children and families each year through a combination of prevention,
treatment, research, and education activities. Located in Toronto,
Ontario, we are a community affiliate of the University of Toronto’s
Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Social Work. Website:
http://www.sickkidscmh.ca

Responsibilities and Opportunities:
• Coordinate a parent-child and whole-family therapy intervention study
o Participant recruitment, consent, and follow-up
o Data Management
o Exposure to clinical assessment and treatment programs
o Opportunities for involvement in research ethics applications,
manuscript preparation and conference presentations

Interviews will begin December 1, until suitable candidates are found.

Send your CV to: relationalresearch@hincksdellcrest.org

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