We currently have the following opening: Directed Studies Opportunity: Earn Course Credit
We welcome inquiries and applications from outstanding students who are passionate about studying how social cognition influences development. Earn course credit (3 credits for one term or 6 credits for two terms) by working in our psychology laboratory for approximately 6-8 hours per week. This opportunity may evolve into a paid position pending grant funding. We are especially interested in someone who has experience with computer programming (or who is interested in working largely independently to familiarize themselves with these techniques). This student will assist with a research project that involves creating an online application for simple experiment-based games to foster and study children's and adults' social perspective taking abilities. The ideal candidate will have experience creating HTML5-based client apps, preferably using open-source platforms and materials. Applicants who lack this specific experience but have related experience or are fast learners are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a minimum of 72% in their last 30 credits.
If interested in applying email your CV/resume, unofficial transcript and a brief overview of your experience to
Join the Lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow:
Dr. Birch is open to sponsoring applicants for various postdoctoral awards. Information on some opportunities are outlined below.
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (open citizenship)
Killam Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (open citizenship)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (open to Canadian citizens or permanent residentscitizenship)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (open to Canadian citizens or permanent residentscitizenship)
Additional Opportunities and Resources (for Current and Prospective Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC)
Searchable Database of Government of Canada Fellowship Opportunities (for both Canadian and International Students)
Join the Lab as a Volunteer: Volunteer Application
Join the Lab as a Directed Studies or Honours Student: (for course credit): Application
Join the Lab as a Graduate Student:
Dr. Birch is considering outstanding graduate student applications for the upcoming academic year. If you are looking to pursue a graduate degree in psychology and are considering applying to the graduate program at UBC please consult the UBC Psychology Department website for information on our graduate programme and instructions on how to apply. If you have any additional questions, you may wish to contact our graduate programme secretary.