opportunities

I am seeking highly motivated individuals to join my research team. Your interests/background must lie in areas directly or peripherally related to those listed in the research section of this website, please also visit our publications page. My team engages in and promotes equity, diversity and inclusion. I do not require GRE for graduate students. Domestic and international applicants welcome and encouraged to apply.

undergrad

*NEW August 2022 – Two international interns positions available for summer 2023 funded by MITACS Globalink. Full details here:

At the undergraduate level there are a number of possible positions. ACRG team members work with animals and must undergo extensive ethics and animal husbandry training. Therefore, we only accept students who can work in the laboratory for a minimum of two semesters. Students working in the ACRG are expected to take Psych 282 (Behavioural modification) and Psych 381 (Principles of Learning) before or during their tenure in the laboratory.

  1. Volunteers (no syllabus; 1 semester minimum required before moving onto Independent study or Thesis)
  2. Independent study (syllabus, 2-semester minimum)
  3. Thesis (syllabus; 2 years)

Volunteers take an online ethics course provided by the U of A and are trained in animal husbandry techniques. Volunteers are expected to help with animal husbandry ~ 3 days per week (Monday-Friday). Independent study students will assist current graduate students, animal husbandry, and may take the lead on independent projects. May include working in the laboratory on some weekends. Thesis students will assist current graduate students in their first year, animal husbandry, and develop an original project for their second year. May include working in the laboratory on some weekends.

When applying please indicate which level you are interesting in and when you have taken/will take Psych 282 and 381. All applications should send the following via email to guillett@ualberta.ca with the subject “Ugrad application” in the subject line:

  1. One paragraph on your general interest in the ACRG and the skills that you bring. Let me know why you are interested in animal learning/cognition and what kind of experience you will bring to the team (e.g., statistics, data processing, behavioural scoring, programming, written and oral communication, etc.), and, what kind of skills you are hoping to take from the ACRG.
  2. One paragraph on your specific interests, based on a recent paper from the ACRG. Look at our Publications page on the ACRG website and select a paper. Read the paper and reflect on the findings. Summarize the key aspects of the design, what the main findings were, and, suggest a new experiment based on what you have read.
  3. Current (unofficial) transcript. Please let me know if there is anything I should know about regarding your current academic progress.

graduate

I am accepting applications for MSc and PhD students to start in September 2023. You can submit your applications as early (recommended) as 01 September 2022 here: https://www.ualberta.ca/psychology/graduate-studies/application-information/index.html

If you are interested in applying please send me an e-mail with the following items:
1) A cover letter explaining why you want to join the team, including a description of your research interests
2) Your CV (please include your grade point average [GPA] converted to the 4.0 scale at the top of your CV)
3) Your unofficial university transcript(s) from your ugrad (for MSc applicants) and from both ugrad and MSc (for PhD applicants)

Please name these documents as follows:
1) Lastname_Firstinitial_Cover (e.g., Guillette_L_Cover)
2) Lastname_Firstinitial_CV (e.g., Guillette_L_CV)
3) Lastname_Firstinitial_Transcript_1 (e.g., Guillette_L_Transcript_1)

IMPORTANT: Please have the subject of the email read “Apply for MSc/PhD”

Information for international applicants from Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR)
1) English Language test waiver – list of countries and institutions from which you do not need to take an English test: http://bit.ly/LanguageWaiveFGSR
2) FGSR international students website: http://bit.ly/FGSRInternational

post-doc

I am accepting applications for post-docs. Please visit this website to look for funding opportunities by your country or origin: https://w05.international.gc.ca/Scholarships-Bourses/scholarshipnoncdn-boursenoncdn.aspx?lang=eng Please note this list is not exhaustive and you should also search for funding opportunities from your home country.If you are interested in applying please send me an e-mail with the following items:
1) A cover letter explaining why you want to join the team, including a description of your research interests
2) Your CV

Please name these documents as follows:
1) Lastname_Firstinitial_Cover (e.g., Guillette_L_Cover)
2) Lastname_Firstinitial_CV (e.g., Guillette_L_CV)

Fellowship opportunity (Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowships) bit.ly/2FXm0uf must have PhD from 02 Dec 2018-2020. International applicants welcome! This is an extremely competitive award – for a list of previous Fellows please see here: https://killamlaureates.ca/publications/

IMPORTANT: Please have the subject of the email read “Apply for Post-Doc”


previous

Summer 2022 Mitacs Globalink Internship – advert here

Post-doctoral researcher advert, Summer 2021