Research Assistant Opportunity at the UBC Infant Studies Centre!

The UBC Infant Studies Centre (Werker Lab) is now accepting applications for Research Assistant positions in the upcoming academic year! They are currently seeking motivated undergraduates who…

  • Are interested in language acquisition, the brain, and development
  • Would enjoy working with parents and their infants (2-30 months old)
  • Can commit to 9 hours/week throughout the Winter terms
  • Have a GPA of at least 80% either overall or in their latest terms

RAs will be trained to contact families to invite them to participate in infant studies (which involve behavioural, EEG, and fNIRS methodologies), prepare materials for upcoming studies, and code videos of infant behaviour. RAs who excel are often assigned specific, ongoing projects that involve valuable hands-on research experience!

To apply, please send a brief statement of interest, resume/CV, and unofficial transcript (e.g. SSC grades summary) to Jack, Research Coordinator, at Applications will be assessed as they are received.


Research Opportunity at Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff’s lab at Blusson Spinal Cord Centre!

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 ( or Nima (

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