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

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 […]

Social Cognitive Development Lab
Social Cognitive Development Lab
The Social Cognitive Development Lab is currently looking for volunteers interested in research! The Social Cognitive Development Lab explores 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 volunteers […]

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 […]