Undergraduate Students

The Research Assistant position is a great opportunity for those who want to become more familiar with research! This is a great opportunity to see if you might want to apply to graduate school and/or whether research might be part of your career. However, we are interested in working with you regardless of your future career goals.

We typically accept new undergraduate students at the beginning of each term but we encourage you to apply whenever you are interested and we will look at all applications when we are recruiting new undergraduate students. If you applied in the past and did not get contacted, feel free to contact our lab coordinator and/or apply again!

Undergraduate Research Assistants at the Baby Learning Lab typically volunteer in the lab about 9 hours per week. These hours will typically occur during work hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) but may also occur during the weekends, upon discussion. Your time in the lab can look like a variety of different things: playing with children while their sibling completes a study, emailing or calling families to schedule appointments, attending recruitment events in the community to help us reach out to families, helping us with some research tasks, etc. Part of this time commitment is attending lab meetings (currently every other Friday at 9:00am-10:30am).

If you are interested in joining as an Undergraduate Research Assistant, please complete the form below. When uploading your resume/CV, please include any courses you’ve completed that relate to the lab. You should also include any experience you have with children and families and/or reaching out to community members either in your work life or in your personal life. We are interested in hearing about a variety of work experiences, so we encourage you to apply even if you don’t have formal research experience or experience in psychology.

We are also interested in having undergraduate students join us with a diversity of background experiences. For more information on this, see the Diversity and Inclusion pledge for the lab and Dr. Emberson’s personal pledge.

Please also take a look at our Research Assistant lab agreement, which gives you more insight into what working in the lab looks like.

If you have additional questions about the position or application, please reach out to the lab at ubcbabylearninglab@psych.ubc.ca

Research Assistant Application Form

  • What research topics in the UBC Baby Learning Lab most interest you? What kind of research are you excited to be apart of?
  • How can you increase the diversity of our lab (e.g., linguistic, cultural, identity characteristics)? How would you support inclusion, equity, and the diversity mission of the lab (for more information, see the lab's diversity & inclusion statement)? *All applicants that identify as Indigenous will automatically receive an interview.
  • Why do you want to have an opportunity to work in the UBC Baby Learning Lab? Please also specify if you are applying to be a general RA or a coding RA.
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