Research Volunteer Position!

Job Description: The Helwig Lab of the Psychological Department at theUniversity of Toronto is currently recruiting research volunteers to assist 2 cross-cultural psychological research projects. Project 1 examines Chinese adolescents’ views about parenting and their psychological well-being and academic achievement. Duties may include assisting with data organization, data entry, and supervised assistance
with data analysis. Project 2 is an exploratory and comparative study which took place this summer in Beijing and rural Xi’an. The format of the study consists of in-depth interviews on high school graduates’ perceptions towards the examination as well as the Chinese higher education system in general. Duties include transcribing the interviews which are conducted in Mandarin Chinese. Each interview is approximately 45 minutes in length.

Commitment and Qualifications:

•Volunteers should be able to commit up to 8 hours per week;
•Attend regular lab meetings;
•Fluency in understanding and writing Mandarin Chinese is required for
Project 2;
•Ability to read Chinese is an asset for Project 1.
•Detail-oriented, reliable, and responsible.

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV and cover letter to helwiglab.psych@gmail.com before September 30th, 2017.


Looking for Research Assistants!

The Organizational Behaviour at the Rotman School of Management is currently looking for volunteer research assistants for this term (starting immediately) to help design and run studies on gender and self-presentation in the job search process. 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) is an asset but not required. Applicants should be able to commit at least six 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 joyce.he@mail.utoronto.ca.

Recruiting Research Assistants!

The MacDonald Social Psychology Research Laboratory at the University of
Toronto St. George is currently seeking reliable and conscientious
volunteer research assistants for the 17-18 school year.

Students interested in this position must:

– have a strong academic record (cGPA of 3.5 is preferred)
– be available to volunteer 6-8 hours a week (starting immediately) and
into the 2017-2018 school term
– be attentive to detail and able to work independently
– previous lab experience an asset but not required

If interested in volunteering, please email your CV and unofficial
transcripts to Kaz Laird at maclab.manager@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Research Assistant Needed!

The Psychology of Emerging Adulthood Research Lab (PEARL) is seeking an undergraduate Research Assistant to assist with a multi-site SSHRC-funded study on family relationships, risk, wellness and well-being in emerging adulthood. The RA will assist with participant recruitment,
screening, and scheduling; data collection with parents and young adults using an online survey and a daily survey app; database management; and preliminary data analysis (using SPSS). In addition, the RA will provide some support around knowledge transfer using social media.

Applicants should:
– Be able to commit to up to 8 hours per week, with some flexibility in times (e.g.,
checking and responding to emails; checking data compliance from home)
– Have excellent organizational abilities
– Be able to work independently and as part of a research team
– Have a good understanding of research ethics and standards and the importance of
maintaining confidentiality of participant information
– Have working knowledge of various methods of recruitment, including social media
– Previous experience with SPSS is an asset

Starting base rate of pay is $18.00 to $22.00 per hour (depending on student level and experience). Interested students should send a letter of interest, unofficial transcript, and cv to Dr. Abby Goldstein at abbyl.goldstein@utoronto.ca by. Priority will be given to early applicants. An informal interview will follow successful applications.


Research Assistant Needed!

We are looking for motivated Cognitive Science students who are interested in obtaining research experience in computational cognitive modeling.

What are we studying? Languages differ in how they express the same situation. Where English has one preposition on (the cup is on the table, the coat is on the hook), Dutch uses two: op and aan (the cup is *op* the table, the coat is *aan* the hook). Having the same text translated into multiple languages (a parallel corpus) gives us a rich source of information about the between-language variation in how objects and events are labeled. In our research, we explore computational linguistic and cognitive modelling techniques to address questions in linguistics (how do languages vary in how they carve up the world?) and cognitive science (how do people learn word meanings in various languages?).

What do we expect? The student is expected to be able to program in Python, as well as sincere interest in computational linguistics and/or psycholinguistics and/or human cognition. The student’s tasks consist of programming parts of the parallel-corpus pipeline, helping to set up web experiments, and data visualization. The workload will be 8-10 hours a week.

What can you expect? The student will participate in an ongoing research project and interact with a team consisting of at least two other members: the supervisor (Suzanne Stevenson) and a postdoctoral fellow (Barend Beekhuizen). Weekly activities include developing computational models, attending one-on-one and group meetings with the supervisor and her team, and writing progress reports. Participation in this project gives the student an opportunity to get an actual research experience, to improve their programming skills, to gain new knowledge in the fields of computational linguistics and psycholinguistics, and to establish connections with the faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in the Department of Computer Science.


CONTACT Barend Beekhuizen <barend@cs.toronto.edu>

Volunteer with the Collaborative for South Asian Mental Health!

The Collaborative for South Asian Mental Health is composed of researchers from various organizations across the Greater Toronto Area who come together to focus on how research can contribute to improving the mental health of South Asian communities in Toronto. They are currently looking for volunteers!

Please email your application to southasianmentalhealth1@gmail.com and indicate which position you’re applying for in the subject line.

Volunteer Opportunity


Volunteer Research Assistants Needed!

The Wisdom and Identity Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Michel Ferrari at OISE, University of Toronto, seeking volunteer Research Assistants! Volunteers will assist with a multinational, interdisciplinary research project on Motivation and Virtue across different faiths, nationalities, and age groups. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain familiarity with mixed methods research, cross-cultural studies, and phenomenological psychology. Our immediate need is for research assistants to recruit senior participants from amongst the Muslim community in Toronto.

Ideally, applicants should:

· Be able to commit at least 6 hours a week until September 2017 (with flexibility allowed week to week)

· Be able to work both independently and as part of a team

· Applicants will be expected to be responsive to project emails within 24 hours

· Priority will be given to early applicants

Interested applicants should send a CV and unofficial transcript to Fatemeh.alhosseini@mail.utoronto.ca by July 29. Late applications are not guaranteed to be considered. An informal interview will follow successful applications


Volunteer Research Assistant Position

The Cognition and Psychopathology (CAP) Lab uses experimental methods to study underlying chronic worry in people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and seeks to identify ways to tailor and improve psychological treatments targeting worry. We are currently looking for a volunteer research assistant (RA) to help with an ongoing research study examining the benefits of a novel “mental habits training” for chronic worry. Primarily, we are looking for someone who would contribute to this study through assisting with data management (data entry, spreadsheet organization, etc.) and recruitment procedures (managing participant interest, advertising for the study). This opportunity would be well suited for a student with interests in anxiety and worry who is interested in further developing their research experience and skills relating to data management and study coordination. We are seeking detail-oriented, self-directed, and interpersonally professional applicants who would be able to commit at least 8 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. For more information on the CAP Lab, please visit our website: http://psychlabs.ryerson.ca/caplab/


To apply, please send a CV, current (unofficial) transcript, and cover letter detailing your experience, expectations, and availability to the CAP Lab Manager: 

Sherya Jagtap