Get involved

We are currently looking for all levels of trainees to join our team. During their time in the lab, trainees will be exposed to a diverse learning environment, learning skills related to data science, basic programming, applied exercise physiology, and research methods. Our lab encourages discussion and communication between research projects to enhance the learning environment for all levels of trainees, regardless of background.

Undergraduate students

Regardless of research experience, there are many ways undergraduate students can become involved in research with the lab. If you are interested in any of the following positions, we encourage you to fill out our undergraduate research application form and reach out for informational interviews to ask for more details about ongoing lab work. We would like to plan a full year at a time, and typically review applications for the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms throughout the previous Winter and make student commitments in the Spring for the upcoming year. Applications for 2023-2024 are currently closed. If you are looking for lab experience for the Spring 2024, Fall 2024, and Winter 2025 terms, please put in an application starting in December 2023 with a closing date of March 1st, 2024.

  • Co-op placements;
  • Research apprenticeships (e.g., KIN 391); or,
  • Senior thesis projects (e.g., KIN 431/432).

Graduate students

Individuals interested in graduate studies are encouraged to reach out directly to Jason Au to inquire about current opportunities to undertake graduate research in the lab. In your email, please include the following information

  • A brief educational background;
  • Research history and experience; and,
  • Research interests pertaining to potential lab work (e.g., what are you curious about?).

Additional resources regarding the formal University of Waterloo application process and graduate student resources can be found on the Department of Kinesiology graduate studies webpage. Prospective students are also encouraged to explore tri-council scholarship opportunities prior to graduate applications and should contact Jason Au early in the application cycle for more information.

Post-doctoral fellows

There are currently no available internal funding opportunities for post-doctoral fellows. Prospective researchers are encouraged to directly contact Jason Au to discuss external funding opportunities to support future work in the lab.