Volunteer Research Opportunties
Are you a psychology student interested in gaining experience in a research lab? If so, below is a list of volunteer research opportunities available for psychology undergraduate students in labs headed by Psychology Department faculty members. Included is a brief description of the position and contact information. This list will be updated on a regular basis, so if you don't see anything now, check back later.
If you are a faculty member wanting to post for RAs on this site, email Nora Sellers at email@example.com.
Posted on: May 15, 2019
Lab: Dr. Takehara's Memory Physiology Lab
Description: Dr. Takehara is seeking applications for a volunteer research assistant position for summer 2019, with the potential for continuing into the subsequent semesters. The lab primarily works with rodents, investigating both the electrophysiological and cellular underpinnings of learning and memory formation (https://www.takeharalab.com/). We are seeking an enthusiastic, eager undergraduate student (preferably entering the second or third year in the Fall semester) to work with one of our graduate students and examine cell activity patterns associated with memory formation. The prospective research assistant will be trained in a wide range of neuroscience-focused experimental techniques, which include but are not limited to: animal handling, brain tissue possessing, brain tissue sectioning using a cryostat, cell activity fluorescent staining, and cell population analysis.
Hours: Expected commitment would be around an average of 8-10 hours per week. However, depending on work flow, some weeks will have more/fewer hoursthan average.
Requirements: A basic understanding of neurons and their physiology is strongly recommended. Ideal candidates would be dedicated, reliable students who would enjoy working with rats on a daily basis.
To Apply: Please send a statement of research interest and an unofficial transcript to Prof. Takehara (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lab: Dr. Molly Metz’s Pedagogy and Motivation Lab
Description: Dr. Metz is seeking applications for volunteer research assistant (RA) positions for Winter 2019, with the potential for continuing into the Summer, if interested. RAs will work on studies examining instructors’ beliefs about and students’ responses to the coverage of emotionally charged material in the classroom..
Duties: Research assistants are responsible for scheduling and running participants, data cleaning and management, coding of writing samples,among other tasks.
Requirements: Ideal candidates will be conscientious, motivated, able to work independently as well as in a team, and have excellent communication skills. Hours may range from 6-10 hours a week for the remainder of the term, depending on the scheduling of the studies and the time of the semester, but we will do our best to work with your schedule, especially around holidays and stressful times of the term.
To Apply: Visit the following website to complete an application: (http://tiny.cc/metzlab). Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Lab: Dr. Claude Alain’s EEG Lab, Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital
Description: The EEG Lab at Baycrest Hospital is seeking two volunteer research assistants to join our team! You will gain experience in participant recruitment, collecting and analyzing neuroimaging and behavioural data. You will also learn about current research in cognitive neuroscience, attention, and memory in visual and auditory domains. These positions will be at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital(3560 Bathurst St. North York, ON). Hours are flexible.
Requirements: Ability to work independently and in a team; attention to detail; willingness to take initiative
More Information: To learn more about Dr. Alain’s research interests,please visit our lab page here (http://research.baycrest.org/calain)
Contact: To apply, please send cover letter, unofficial transcript, and CV to Ricky Chow at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lab: Adult Development Lab (ADL), U of T St. George Campus
Position: Volunteer Research Assistants
Description: The Adult Development Lab is seeking applications for volunteer research assistant (RA) positions for Fall/Winter 2018-2019. RAs will work on studies examining person perception, stereotyping, prejudice and stigma. Requirements: A strong academic record (minimum CGPA of 3.5) and a motivation for research are preferred. RA positions require a minimum time commitment of 8 hours per week.
Website: To learn more, please visithttp://www.psych.utoronto.ca/users/chasteen/adl.html
Contact: Please send a cover letter, unofficial transcript, and resume email@example.com