Opportunities in the Duncan Lab

Our lab embraces diversity. We seek to uncover the inner workings of human memory; this pursuit is best achieved by a team whose perspectives and backgrounds are representative of our whole population. We are also acutely aware of how systemic biases and injustices have caused many groups to be underrepresented in science. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, and encourage our lab members’ differences in age, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our lab members who they are.

At the present time we do not have any Postdoctoral or Graduate Student positions available in the Duncan Lab, therefore we will not be accepting applications for the 2024/25 period.

Uncertain of whether graduate school is right for you? Or what you can do to make your application more competitive? We’ve compiled some tips and resources for you here!

We are currently looking to hire volunteer research assistants. Please email your CV, a cover-letter and a completed copy of our Volunteer Application Form  to duncanlabmanager@gmail.com with the subject line “Volunteer in the Duncan Lab 2024”. 

We offer many opportunities for undergraduate students who would like to get involved in research!  

  • Work-Study Positions: We offer up to 6 work-study positions for research assistants and lab programmers. Check out posting through CLNx in March and August for new postings!
  • Research Opportunity Program: Through the ROP program, you can receive course credit for doing research! This program is designed for students who don’t have much research experience but can demonstrate their potential through coursework and related work/volunteer experience.  Check out postings through the ROP site in late February. 
  • Individual Research Projects: These research courses are designed for students who already have strong research experience and are ready to conduct their own project. We prefer to offer these opportunities to students who have already worked in the lab to ensure that they are ready for the responsibility. Check out the Psychology Department for more details.
  • Volunteer Positions: Volunteer positions can be a great way to try out research without committing to full course or paid position. We welcome applications throughout the year. Please email your CV, a cover-letter and a completed copy of our Volunteer Application Form to duncanlabmanager@gmail.com
Not sure about how to get started?  We’ve compiled some tips and resources for undergrads here