Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Available Undergraduate Research Opportunities


UBC Infant Studies Centre (Werker Lab) Now Seeking Research Assistants for the Upcoming Academic Year!

The UBC Infant Studies Centre (Werker Lab) is currently recruiting research assistants who are interested in studying infant language acquisition and development for the upcoming academic year! For more information, check out the pdf document below:


Volunteer at the UBC Infant Studies Centre!

The UBC Infant Studies Centre is currently recruiting volunteer research assistants who are interested in studying infant language acquisition and development for the upcoming summer and fall terms! For more information, check out the pdf document below:



The following positions are available at Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff’s lab at the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre:

1. Research associate, Dr. Behnia Lashkari at Tetzlaff lab is looking for a committed undergraduate student to aid him on tissue microscope image analysis in the summer. Behnia’s research focuses on myelination pathology and treatment.

2. Graduate student, Nima Alaeiikhchi is looking for a couple 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate students who are committed long-term to aid his research on effects of myelin plasticity and aging. The work will involve molecular biology techniques and mouse handling. The students must be available more than 20 hours a week in the summer, and be committed to spend at least 1 full day a week during fall/winter terms.

If you are interested, please email Behnia (behnia2@gmail.com) or Nima (nima.alaie@yahoo.com):

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and your reason for applying
  • A concise resume (1 page)
  • Your course schedule for winter and summer



Vancouver Brain Injury Association is a charity aimed at providing resources to brain injury survivors in the Vancouver area. Some of our services include support groups, workshops and in-school programs to prevent brain injuries before they even happen. We are currently looking for volunteers to join our fundraising and social media committees. Volunteers with VBIA will be responsible for event planning, working with brain injury survivors and interacting with staff & research assistants. Volunteering is a great way to eventually become an in-school volunteer or a payed position in the future! For more information, feel free to look over the document below or https://vancouverbia.org/. If you are interested, please email marisha@vbia.ca to get involved!

VBIA Volunteer Outline Summer 2019


Tetzlaff Lab – ICORD

Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff, the director of ICORD in VGH is looking for research assistants from second and third year undergraduates to aid his graduate student in a multi-disciplinary lab. His graduate students study the effect of ketogenic diet on spinal cord injury recovery, demyelination in multiple sclerosis, and candidate therapeutics from biotech partners for spinal cord regeneration. Our students can expect to learn technical skills such as confocal fluorescence microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, immunohistology, genotyping, and primary cell culturing. Commitment is flexible at about 4 – 8 hours a week, depending on the amount of work and student’s availability.

We are planning to take in 4 to 6 research assistants, as we have two PhD, two Master students, and a post-doc looking for a helping hand. There is no hard deadline for application, but spots are limited. Students need not to have previous lab experience. All training will be provided. For application, please email Peter (peter.fan@alumni.ubc.ca) the following with email titled “Undergrad Research Application”:

  • Tell us about your goals, and why you are interested, and anything personal you would like us to know about you
  • Include a screenshot or print out of your transcript from SSC
  • Resume (2 page max)