Volunteer Research Position
Current Available Positions:
Volunteer Research Assistants for the Mood Lab
Role: The Mood Research Lab is looking for students to join their Research Assistant Team for the 2018/2019 academic year. The Mood Research Lab runs experiment and questionnaire–based studies conducted by researchers at the institution. Volunteers are needed to schedule participants into sessions and to help run the study (e.g., preparing study materials, setting up computer programs, providing instructions, answering participants’ questions). Additional responsibilities may arise over the course of the semester/year depending on study needs (e.g., data entry, coding).
Undergraduate student at Western University or one of its affiliates
Committed to volunteering 8-10 hours minimum per week
Must be available for fall 2018 term (preference given to those also available for winter 2019)
Reliable and dependable
Excellent interpersonal skills
Desire to learn and develop new skills
Excellent organization and time-management skills
Good verbal and written communication skills
Able to work independently as well as part of a team
Basic computer skills such as Microsoft Office
To apply, please send an email with a short description of why you want to join the Mood Research Lab, and attach a resume/CV, an unofficial transcript, and a copy of your weekly schedule/availability to Jennifer Gillies at email@example.com.
Apply by Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Successful applications will be contacted for an interview.
Position title: Research Assistant
The Behavioural Research Lab at Ivey Business School is looking for students to join their Research Assistant Team for the 2018-2019 academic period. The Behavioural Lab at Ivey runs experiments and survey–based studies conducted by researchers in a variety of disciplines including Organizational Behaviour, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Managerial Accounting and Control, Operations Management, and Information Systems. Volunteers are needed to schedule participants into sessions and to help run the study (e.g., setting up the programs, providing instructions, ensuring the study runs smoothly, etc.). Additional responsibilities may arise over the course of the year depending on what occurs in the lab (e.g., coding, data sorting, survey writing, etc.).
No previous experience necessary, just a willingness to learn. This position is a mentorship position and our goal is to broaden your experience with practical behavioural research.
- Undergraduate student at Western University or one of its affiliates
- Committed to volunteering 8 hours minimum a week while classes are in session
- Must be available for both terms of the 2018/2019 academic year
- Reliable and dependable
- Desire to learn and develop new skills
- Good organizational and time-management skills
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Able to work independently as well as part of a team
Volunteering in our lab will result in:
- Practical research method application skills
- Practical introduction to experimental economics research practices
- Practical introduction to the application of ethical standards
- An appreciation of the details that are the backbone of quality research
- Development of stronger communication skills
- Developing time management excellence
- Increasing your multi-tasking skills
- Developing leadership skills
- Increasing your self-confidence
- Learning to work effectively in teams and independently
- Improvement of social and interpersonal skills
- Opportunities to trouble shoot and thereby improve your self-efficacy
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your weekly schedule
including any courses and any other prior commitments (clubs, job, etc.) to:
Dr. Karen Hussey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply by August 17, 2018.
Volunteer Research Assistant for The Culham Lab
Role: The Culham Lab is interested in how vision is used for perception and to guide actions in humans. Responsibilities include helping run behavioural (motion tracking and eye tracking) studies, helping coordinate participant sign-ups, literature search, preliminary data processing and analysis, odd lab jobs. Opportunities are available to learn sophisticated psychological methodologies and there is some possibility of flexibility in responsibilities to best align with the interests of the student. Coding skills highly desirable, but not mandatory.
Time commitment: Minimum 7-10 hours/week, flexibly allocated across weeks (i.e. can do fewer some weeks, more others).
Application Deadline: Ongoing. Include an unofficial transcript and a resume/cv with at contact information for at least one reference contact information.
Volunteer Research Assistant for graduate student in Dr. Donald Saklofske's Lab in Personality and Measurement
Role: This is a volunteer position that takes about 5-10 hours a week to do some peer ratings for qualitative data. Volunteers will be trained on qualitative data analysis in personality research in humour and creativity. Interested students would be working with PhD Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology (Chloe Lau) directly.
Time commitment: 5-10 hours a week. Volunteering would be at your own time and done at any location of your convenience.
Application Deadline: On-going
Please contact Chloe at email@example.com with your name, current year of study, program, and short description on any experience you have had with psychology research.