Due to COVID-19 we have suspended in-person experiments. However, we are still continuing online research. You can sign up to participate in an online experiment by joining our database here!
For volunteers: participate in a study
We are always looking for healthy individuals to take part in our studies of cognitive and neural development. Please go to this page to learn more about our current studies!
For researchers: join the team
Volunteer undergraduate research assistants Please note that we are not currently recruiting new volunteer research assistants. Are you an undergraduate or recent grad living in Toronto interested in development, psychology, and neuroscience? Want to know more about how what it is like to do research? If you'd like to be considered for a position as a volunteer Research Assistant (RA), send this application form along with your CV/resume and unofficial transcript to us by email. Most of the positions in the lab are on a volunteer basis. We are particularly interested in applications from students considering PhD programs in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or a related field. Computer science students are also welcome. It is never too early to start building up your research experience, so we encourage applications from first and second year students!
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (PSY299Y and PSY399Y) Please note that we are not currently recruiting new ROP students. Are you entering your second or third year at the University of Toronto and interested in how the developing brain remembers? An ROP is a great opportunity for students early in their academic careers to engage in an original research project with a professor in exchange for course credit. Students who apply to an ROP in Psychology would receive a full-course credit of PSY299Y or PSY399Y. Visit the Faculty of Arts and Science website for more information on ROPs.
Undergraduate Individual Project Courses (PSY405H/Y and PSY406H/Y) Please note that we are not currently recruiting new individual project students. Students who wish to engage in an applied research project can apply for an Individual Project course (either half-course or full-course). Visit the Psychology Department's website for more information on Individual Project Courses.
Graduate students Please note that we are not currently recruiting new graduate students to begin in Fall 2022! Dr. Schlichting advises students through the Psychology PhD program at U of T. Interested students should contact the Principal Investigator directly for more information.
Postdoctoral fellows Are you a recent PhD with experience in developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or both? If you are looking to build upon your previous research experience or learn a new method as a postdoctoral fellow, send us an email! Contact the Principal Investigator to see if we have postdoc positions available.