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The Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Lab (DAS Lab) is committed to celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion in our hiring practices, lab culture, and day-to-day research activities. The DAS Lab Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee meets bi-weekly in order to translate these values into action. As individuals and as a group, we are committed to ongoing learning and unlearning, to regularly reflecting on ways we can improve, and to actively making changes. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds who share these values.

Prospective Research Assistants

Thank you for your interest! The DAS Lab is committed to providing a valuable training opportunity for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate research assistants. The lab is an ideal fit for undergraduates who want to gain research experience and who are interested in clinical psychology, counselling psychology, medicine, social work, or working with vulnerable populations.

We are not currently hiring new volunteer research assistants as of August 2022. Please check again in September 2022. To apply, please email us your CV and completed DAS Lab Research Assistant Application Form to daslab.manager@psych.ubc.ca with the subject line: “RA Application”.

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Our Policy on Directed Studies and Honours Students

Thank you for your interest! We currently draw Directed Studies and Honours Thesis students from our current DAS Lab research assistants. We value the time our volunteers put into the lab and thus, prioritize these opportunities for our members as a way of showing our gratitude for their time and work. Previous research experience and training in the lab also allow us to ensure that you receive the best possible Directed Studies / Honours Thesis experience when the time comes. Normally, students need to complete two terms before pursuing an Honours or Directed Studies with our lab. Right now, because of COVID, we are considering students who have volunteered in the lab for only one term for a Directed Studies position.

If you are interested in conducting a Directed Studies or Honours Thesis with DAS Lab, we encourage you to first apply for a research assistant position with us.

Prospective Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in the DAS Lab! Dr. LeMoult may be taking a new graduate student for the Fall 2022 incoming class.

When reviewing prospective students’ applications, we are particularly interested in the goodness of fit between (1) your interests, experiences, and goals; and (2) the lab’s values, research focus, and Dr. LeMoult’s strengths as a mentor.

Overall, applicants who are the strongest “fit” tend to:

    • Demonstrate a commitment to our Lab’s mission (i.e., understanding the connection between stress and the onset and maintenance of depression and anxiety).
    • Want to pursue a career in depression research – Dr. LeMoult’s strengths as a mentor allow her to best train individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in research (e.g., in academia or as a clinician-scientist).
    • Have independent research experience (e.g., by leading a research project, senior honors thesis, and/or first-authored posters, talks, publications).