Opportunities to join us

We are seeking individuals at various stages of their education and from diverse backgrounds to join our lab. Future lab members should be enthusiastic and passionate about research and scientific discovery. They are expected to be reliable, resilient, industrious, adaptable, creative, and show initiative to solve problems. Lastly, science is a team effort, so we are seeking individuals who are collaborative and work well with others. 

Before you contacts us, please read below about specific positions

1. Undergraduate Research Assistants

2. Honors Thesis Students

3. Graduate Students

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UDPATE: Voluntary Research Assistant

Over the course of three days, we have received close to 20 applications in response to our vacant undergraduate research assistant position. We have closed the applications and are now reviewing all applications. We hope to get back to each and everyone within a couple of days. Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Mutuality and Reciprocity Lab.

If you have any questions, please contact the Mutuality and Reciprocity Lab Coordinator, Samantha Jones, by emailing samantha.jones1@ucalgary.ca To learn more about the lab and our work, you can visit: https://mutualityreciprocitylab.com/ 

 

Undergraduate research assistants and Honors thesis students

What should students expect from us ? 

Students can expect to be mentored by Dr. Yannick Griep and/or Dr. Tim Vantilborgh (if they want to have international experience in Belgium), and current graduate students. Students will be involved in all stages of research from generating important scientific questions, experimental and survey design, critical thinking skills, to scientific communication. Students should expect to have regular  lab meetings during which time their strategies, obstacles, and progress in the lab will be discussed. The Mutuality and Reciprocity lab is committed to emphasize student development with the goal of complimenting students’ academic learning with hands-on experience to equip them with the knowledge and skills required to become effective researchers. Students should also expect that their work will be promoted and that they will be recognised as co-authors, when appropriate, on conference presentations and publications. We believe that these goals can be achieved by providing students with research opportunities that are tailored to their research skills and educational level. 

 

What do we expect from students ?

Undergraduates from various backgrounds (psychology, management, behavioural economics, neuroscience, physiology) are encouraged to join the Mutuality and Reciprocity lab. Typically, students are expected to volunteer for at least 8 hours per week and commit to working in the lab for at least several months. Students must be reliable, contribute to various projects, participate in lab meetings and brown bags. Students seeking to enroll in the Honors Thesis course or prepare to apply for Graduate School (provided that they meet the criteria set out by the Department of Psychology) are expected to spend a significant amount of time in the lab during which they will be able to work independently, in collaboration with other members of the lab, and under the supervision of Dr. Yannick Griep and/or Dr. Tim Vantilborgh (if they want to have international experience in Belgium). During this time they will contribute to research projects of Dr. Yannick Griep and/or Dr. Tim Vantilborgh and work on an independent and well-defined research project. 

 

How to join the lab ?

Please contact the Mutuality and Reciprocity Lab Coordinator, Samantha Jones,  by clicking the button "Get in touch" below and tell us about yourself: 1) why do wish to join the lab, 2) what program are you enrolled in, 3) relevant courses you have taken (e.g., psychology, statistics, research methods, industrial and organisational psychology, personality, selection), 4) if you have any prior research experience, please provide us with a short description, 5) please describe other skills that might not be captured by your academic background (e.g., computer programing, knowledge of statistical software, experimental knowledge, etc.). We will do our best to get back to you within three business days. Looking forward to hearing from you. 

 

Graduate students

What should students expect from us ? 

Graduate students should expect exceptional training in Industrial and Organizational Psychology that will prepare them for a career in academia or industry. They will receive general training in a wide range of research techniques (e.g., survey, repeated measurements, experiments, interviews), analyses (e.g., multilevel, growth modelling, latent class growth curve modelling), statistical software (SPSS, Mplus, R, R studio), and explicit guidance through a number of studies that converge and make a unifying entity – the Masters' thesis and Ph.D. dissertation. Students should also expect to have regular oone-on-one meetings with Dr. Yannick Griep and/or Dr. Tim Vantilborgh and bi-weekly lab meetings during which their progress, issues, and strategies will be discussed. They should expect that their work will be promoted in the form of several publications and presentations at scientific meetings. Lastly, students should expect that their further training will be promoted by introducing them into a wide North-American, European, and Australian network of researchers, by stimulating their international mobility, and helping them gain academic and non-academic jobs. 

 

What do we expect from students ?

Potential graduate students with a background in psychology, management, behavioural economics, neuroscience, and/or physiology are encouraged to apply for Graduate Studies. Potential graduate students should consult the admission guidelines set out by the Department of Psychology – University of Calgary. We expect graduate students to spend a significant amount of time on their projects (planning, executing, analyzing, and writing-up completed projects) and make those a priority of their graduate tenure. We expect graduate students to be co-mentors to undergraduate and honors thesis students; this is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to mentor students and be responsible of a small team of students. Furthermore, we also expect graduate students to organize and lead lab meetings during which they will present their findings or discuss published work by others (i.e., brown bag sessions). Graduate students will be working under the supervision of Dr. Yannick Griep and/or Dr. Tim Vantilborgh (if they want to have international experience in Belgium).

 

How to join the lab ?

Please contact the Mutuality and Reciprocity Lab Coordinator, Samantha Jones, by clicking the button "Get in touch" below and send us the most recent version of your CV, research interests, and research proposal (if you already have a specific research proposal in mind). We will do our best to get back to you within three business days. Looking forward to hearing from you.