Student Research Assistantship Opportunities

Put your psychology skills to use by volunteering or working in one of our research labs.

Current labs with open positions

Centre for Infant Cognition
Centre for Infant Cognition
Looking to get involved in research? Interested in social cognitive development? The Centre for Infant Cognition is looking for volunteer research assistants to help with social and moral development research throughout infancy! Research assistants will gain hands-on experience in data coding, assisting with running studies and more! There will also be opportunities for future directed studies projects […]

Depression, Anxiety and Stress Lab
Depression, Anxiety and Stress Lab
The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Lab is currently seeking volunteer research assistants to work on a research project looking at emotion processing. Research assistant responsibilities include running experiments and interacting directly with participants recruited from the Human Subject Pool. This position requires a commitment of at least 6 hours a week for a minimum of […]

Social Cognitive Development Lab
Social Cognitive Development Lab
The Social Cognitive Development Lab is currently looking for volunteers interested in research! At the Social Cognitive Development Lab, we explore how children establish preferences for and beliefs about other people. Through our research, we hope to understand how preferences for and stereotypes about people are acquired and change across development on both a conscious and an unconscious level of processing. We will be looking for […]

Centre for Cognitive Development
Centre for Cognitive Development
Looking for Research Experience in Cognitive Psychology? You’re in luck! We’re looking for Research Assistants to work with both adults and kids. Like working with adults? RAs are assigned to one of our projects investigating how language interacts with thought You’d recruit and test adult subjects Plus, learn about psychophysics, MATLAB, and computational modeling Like […]

Health and Adult Development Lab
Health and Adult Development Lab
The UBC Health and Adult Development Lab GRIP Team is looking for 3-5 Volunteer Research Assistants to join us! The current project will be relevant if you’re looking for experience working with community participants in a research setting. The GRIP Project is currently investigating how partners can help each other accomplish goals that are difficult […]

Social Health Lab
Social Health Lab
The Social Health Lab is currently seeking two dedicated volunteers to work on a research project focusing on issues concerning LGBTQ+ people. Volunteer research assistants will work closely with postdoctoral fellow Dr. Gu Li and other lab members. Responsibilities will involve creating study materials, recruiting participants, running experiments, among others, and will require a commitment of approximately 6-8 […]

The Social Cognition and Emotion Lab
The Social Cognition and Emotion Lab
The UBC Social Cognition and Emotion Lab is currently seeking dedicated volunteer research assistants to help conduct research on happiness. Research assistants will have the unique opportunity to collect data in various settings (lab and field) and to learn more about using psychological research to change real-world behaviours. Candidates will be expected to volunteer between […]

MAGIC Lab
MAGIC Lab
Interested in learning about how people’s goals and motivations interact with their beliefs and ideologies? Then join the Motivation And Goals In Context Lab! We are seeking enthusiastic and committed volunteers who can commit to a consistent number of hours (ideally 6-9 hours) per week. Suitable candidates will also have taken PSYC 101, 102, and 217, with at least a […]