Advertisements for Research Assistant (RA) positions in the Psychology Department other than research awards

Instructions for students

Value of research experience

Approximately 30 students per term, particularly in the Fall and Winter terms, serve as volunteer Research Assistants (RA). These positions typically involve a commitment of 3-5 hours per week. Year 2 is not too early for such a position.

Typically 25 to 30 Psychology Majors per year receive academic credit for being a volunteer research assistant (see PSYCH 264/464). The PSYCH 264/464 positions involve a commitment of 8 hours per week for 13 weeks. Prior to enrolment in PSYCH 264 or 464 (Research Apprenticeship Courses), the course application form must be approved by the course supervisor and the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in the Psychology Department.

Thirty to 50 students per term (typically 3rd and 4th year students) are paid research assistants.

Most research assistant positions in the department are not advertised so networking is critical for securing such a position!

Speak to individual faculty members about the opportunities that are available in their labs (also ask for referrals).

Also ask graduate students in the department (e.g., your teaching assistants for courses) if they are aware of any research opportunities.

See below for available positions.

Information for faculty members and graduate students

If you are looking for research assistants (volunteer, paid, or Psych 264 or 464 students) for the current or next school term, please submit the details to Tammy Neal  as soon as possible for posting on this page.

The PSYCH 264/464 positions (volunteer for academic credit) require a commitment of 8 hours per week for 13 weeks (see the course application form for details). Please include that information in your advertisement for a volunteer.

If a position is available as work placement or work study, this information must be noted in the advertisement.

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Current positions available




Cognitive Neuroscience 


Paid RA positions