Neel Lab - Lab Research Support Assistant


The Stigma and Motivation Lab with the Department of Psychology, at the University of Toronto, is looking for assistance with supporting the research team and lab infrastructure.  This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with many aspects of the research process.  This is an ideal position for someone who is passionate about psychological science and the research process and is interested in pursuing further research training (e.g. in graduate school or a related field).  Your responsibility will include:


  • Supporting training initiatives for graduate students and research assistants
  • Scheduling lab meetings and regularly checking lab emails
  • Performing regular inventories to ensure lab space has necessary supplies
  • Maintaining the lab website
  • Proofreading ethics protocols
  • Assisting with programming and administering online and lab studies
  • Helping with other tasks as needed

Essential Qualifications:

  • Experience in research, including relevant coursework or experience working in a research lab, is desired, though relevant skills developed through other experiences (e.g., employment or through volunteer work) would also be an asset.
  • Experience with basic computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written); experience giving research presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with statistical software (especially SPSS, R), computer programming and website management.
  • Familiarity with APA format, issues of ethics in psychology and ethics protocols.


This is a casual position and the successful candidate would be expected to work up to 20 hours a week, though we anticipate that a typical week will require about 8-10 hours of work.  The hourly rate pay is $19.34 per hour.

For more information on our lab’s members and the work we do, please visit:

To apply, please send a cover letter, detailing your interest in the position and why you would be a good fit, as well as your CV/resume and transcript to Dr. Rebecca Neel at Applications will be reviewed as they come in, with a deadline of Wednesday, October 13th, at 5pm EST.


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.