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Join Us!


Thank you for your interest in our lab! We are not currently seeking research assistants, but accept applications on a rolling basis. See below for more details! 


We accept applications on a rolling basis from outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in psychology or related field.

Interested students must be:

  • interested psychology, child development research, health research

  • willing to learn methodological techniques related to the lab's research priorities (e.g., meta-analysis).

  • reliable, self-motivated, team-oriented, enthusiastic about research, and possess excellent communication and analytical skills.


Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week.

Why Volunteer?

  • gain hands-on experience in a research environment

  • prepare for graduate school applications

  • be mentored by other research assistants and lab supervisor

  • demonstrate your skills and earn an excellent reference letter

  • learn about the latest research in your area of interest

  • develop important research and professional skills


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For rolling applications, please email Chloe Devereux ( with your:

  1. CV/resume

  2. Cover letter

  3. Completed lab application form.

  4. If you are a student, please also include your course schedule and a list of relevant coursework that you've completed.

Please note: as we accept applications on a rolling basis, we will keep your application on file for 6 months and the roster of applicants will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. Only qualified applicants who are considered for a volunteer position will be contacted.


Honours Students: 

Students interested in applying as an honours student in the DCD Lab under the supervision of Dr. Madigan, are encouraged to contact her and to review the honours program requirements on the Department of Psychology website. Interested students should be highly self-motivated, possess strong critical thinking and communication skills, be keenly interested in child development research, and enjoy participating in a team-oriented research laboratory environment. 

Graduate Students:


Dr. Madigan is accepting clinical psychology graduate applications for 2020. Applications for this program close on Dec 1st, 2019.

Students interested in applying to the M.Sc. or Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary are encouraged to contact Dr. Sheri Madigan and to review the graduate program requirements on the Department of Psychology website. It is advised that prospective students review some of Dr. Madigan's recent published research studies to ensure that their research interests align with her research expertise. The DCD Lab is particularly interested in students who are highly self-motivated, have a strong background in statistical research methods, possess excellent critical thinking and communication skills, and who have a strong desire to undertake both academic research and clinical training in child psychology. Students should be keenly interested in the field of child development research and enjoy participating in a team-oriented research laboratory environment. In addition to demonstrating potential to become promising scholars, students must also enjoy working with children and families, be dedicated to contributing to the promotion of healthy child development, and be a collegial colleague to support the research endeavours at the DCD Lab.


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