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Prospective Trainees

Undergraduate Research Team

Undergraduate students wishing to work in the All Families Lab must be reliable, conscientious, and highly motivated. Undergraduate students must dedicate between 6 to 10 hours per week and at least 12 months to the position, including summer months. Evening and weekend availability is mandatory due to the nature of our work with families. Required qualifications include a minimum 3.5 cGPA with As in psychology courses and prior experience working with parents and/or children.

If you are interested in joining the lab, please email Dr. Kil. In your email, include your unofficial transcript and a CV/resume detailing your previous research experience.

Reference Letters: Dr. Kil will only provide reference letters for students who have been working in the All Families Lab for at least 1 year. No reference letters will be provided to students who have only taken classes taught by Dr. Kil

Graduate Supervision

Dr. Kil will be reviewing graduate (MA and PhD) program applications for Fall 2024 entry into the Developmental Area. The lab is specifically in search of two motivated graduate students who will co-lead (a) the Family Dynamics Project, a longitudinal project examining self-regulation, mindfulness, and coping in the family as 4 to 12 year old children develop, or (b) the Parenting by Domains parenting education program, an online-based program for parents of 3 to 8 year old children that helps parents match their responses to children's context-dependent needs.

The SFU departmental and faculty guidelines for graduate school applications can be found here

Postdoctoral Opportunities

The All Families Lab at Simon Fraser University in BC and the Behavioural Health Lab at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, ON, is seeking applications for one postdoctoral fellow position in applied developmental science. Although the job description is broad, the fellow will be primarily responsible for leading our ongoing project on factors relating to parental engagement in children's mental health programming in the Niagara (ON) region. The fellow also support research activities using existing large-scale datasets at both SFU and CAMH. The fellow will be affiliated with and co-funded by the two sites. Given the community-engaged nature of the project, the fellow must be willing to relocate to the Niagara Area or Greater Toronto Area for the duration of the fellowship. This position is for 12 months with possibility of renewal. Please see ad here for further details. There is a rolling deadline. 

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