Research Assistant 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 in our lab over the summer. 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


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 study examining how children’s emotion expressions can be used to understand lie-telling behaviours. Our goal is to offer volunteers many opportunities to develop their research skills. Thus, as a volunteer, you will;

– Be involved in computer-based data preparation tasks

– Code and record results

– Perform other administrative tasks in the laboratory

– Other tasks/opportunities depend on prior experience and on length of stay in the lab, including the opportunity to be involved in other, on-going research projects.

This position is ideally suited for a student studying Psychology and who is interested in pursuing graduate school in the future. It is a great opportunity for students who have an interest in forensic and/or developmental psychology.

We encourage students going into 2nd and 3rd year to apply. Students in 4th year who plan to take a year off or will complete a 5th year are also welcome to apply. We are looking for a highly motivated student interested in pursuing graduate studies that is research-based and is seeking a lab to develop their research skills.

Training on most of the skills needed will be provided. However, volunteers should have experience with a range of computer programs, including statistical and video-editing programs (e.g., Excel, SPSS, Adobe Premier, MovieMaker, iMotions), have a strong attention to detail, great organization skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Duration: Ongoing, minimum 6-month commitment required.

Schedule: Volunteers should be available weekdays during regular work hours (weekend and weekend evening availability will also be considered). Scheduling is flexible and volunteers will be able to determine their own hours each week. We ask for an 8-10 hour/week commitment, but this will fluctuate depending on how busy the lab is. We will also be sure to provide flexibility in this requirement, especially around holidays and stressful periods such as exams.


Please send a copy of your resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and weekly availability (including weekends) to kaila.bruer@utoronto.ca and labmanager@kangleelab.com


When sending application materials in through email please put ‘KB Volunteer Research Assistant Application’ in the heading.

This posting will close as soon as all suitable candidates are hired.


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


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

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.

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