Volunteer Research Position

Current Available Positions:


Volunteer Research Assistant Position for LHSC Adult Eating Disorders Service (Applications Due Feb.4 , 2019)

The Adult Eating Disorders Service (AEDS) is a treatment program for eating disorders at London Health Sciences Centre. This program provides assessments as well as outpatient, day-treatment, and residential treatment. In order to ensure excellence in care the AEDS is currently collecting data for a longitudinal outcome study with Dr. Philip Masson as the psychologist and principal investigator. We are looking for a volunteer research assistant to help us with this project.

The position requires an ~ 5 hours per week commitment. Duties will include data entry of paper measures, maintenance of an SPSS database, and conducting literature searches. This position will provide a student with an opportunity to learn about eating disorders, basic skills in conducting clinical research, and the assessment of eating disorders.

The ideal volunteer candidate will be a psychology major with experience using SPSS.  Past research experience is desirable, but not required. This position would require someone who is dependable and detail oriented.

To apply, submit hard copies of a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to Brittney Castrilli, Adult Eating Disorders Service. The application can be emailed to Brittney.Castrilli@lhsc.on.ca or mailed to 54 Riverview Ave London, ON N6J 1A2, Room 107. Tell us about yourself, including the strengths and skills you offer, and why you are interested in volunteering. Please include details on your availability in the summer.

Applications are due by February 4, 2019. 

Volunteer Research Assistant - Immigration and Discrimination Laboratory

We are looking for motivated, reliable, and passionate students who are interested in carrying out psychology studies, data entry, and library research. Our laboratory examines immigration and cultural diversity; stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination; intergroup relations; ethnic relations; and the experiences of disadvantaged groups in society. Graduate students rely on Research Assistants to conduct parts of the research that are necessary to complete their degrees. Students will be given the opportunity to develop skills outside of the classroom, as well as put their classroom skills into practice. RAs sit in on weekly lab meetings and interact with faculty and graduate students in an academic environment. Applicants do not have to be psychology students. Training will be provided.

Minimum amount of hours per week = 5 (although 10 is preferable) with a minimum commitment of a one semester.

For more information on our lab please visit our website at http://www.psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/esseslab/index.htm

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


Application Detail: 

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 jgilli24@uwo.ca. 

Apply by Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Successful applications will be contacted for an interview.


Position title: Research Assistant
Volunteer Description:
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 behavlab@ivey.ca
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.

Lab is directed by Dr. Jody Culham (http://www.culhamlab.com/). Please contact postdoc Kaitlin Laidlaw @ klaidl3@uwo.ca


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 clau263@uwo.ca with your name, current year of study, program, and short description on any experience you have had with psychology research.