Part-time Paid Research Assistant at the SCS Lab

The SCS Lab (Social Cognitive Science Lab) at the University of Toronto St. George is looking for two passionate and dedicated part-time paid Research Assistants to work on various new studies in the lab. Specifically, the RA’s will assist with scheduling, recruiting, and running behavioural and fMRI participants for a variety of studies. Depending on your skillset, the tasks will include:

– contacting patient and non-patient populations to confirm their availability and schedule fMRI time slots
– preliminary fMRI screening
– running behavioural studies and assisting with neuroimaging studies
– obtaining consent and debriefing participants on the study 
– recruiting research participants
– potentially assisting with neuroimaging analyses
– preparing data for analysis.

This is a great opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain research experience in psychology and neuroscience. Students interested in this position should: 
– have a strong academic background in psychology, neuroscience or related fields
– be available to work 12-14 hours a week, and have a flexible schedule to run participants during the week 
– have strong interpersonal and organizational skills 
– be reliable and conscientious
– previous lab experience is an asset
– understanding of participant confidentiality and research ethics
– experience with R, Inquisit, Python, Matlab and/or other programming languages is an asset but not a requirement.

Students interested in applying should email their CV, cover letter and unofficial transcript to We are looking to hire in late January or the beginning of February, and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

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