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.


  • 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.



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


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!

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.


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.