About Us: Research Opportunities for Students

The following projects are research opportunities for students to gain experience in the field of bioethics. For any questions regarding these posts, please email the contact person listed with each project directly.


Position: Research Assistant
Location: Toronto, ON
Contact: Jennifer Gibson, Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, jcb.director@utoronto.ca.
Hours: 10 hours/week
Salary Range: $26-30/hour
Start/End Date of Project: 6-month term beginning as soon as possible
Application Deadline: October 27, 2017
Project Title: Artificial Intelligence & Global Health Ethics: Scoping Review
Description: Research Assistant
The successful candidate will be based in the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics and report to the project’s co-Principal Investigators – Dr. Jennifer Gibson, Dr. Erica di Ruggiero, and Dr. Ross Upshur. The Research Assistant will be involved in preparing a report on ethical issues and considerations related to artificial intelligence applications in global health.


Position: Research Assistant II
Location: Ottawa, ON
Contact: Dr. Michel Shamy
Hours: 10 hours/week
Salary Range: $23.13/hr (min) to $27.25/hr
Duration of Project: 1 year, part-time position (0.5 FTE) with the possibility of renewal
Applicaton Deadline: November 2, 2017
Project Title: Clinical Research
Description: Research Assistant II
The main responsibility of this position is to assist with a program of research exploring the ethics of randomized clinical trials.


Position: Volunteer Studentship
Location: SickKids Hospital
Contact: Randi Zlotnik Shaul, randi.zlotnik-shaul@sickkids.ca
Volunteer or Paid Position: Volunteer
Hours: 5-10 hours/week during academic year and 3-5 days/week during the summer
Start/End Date of Project: Ongoing
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Full details: Student and Health Care Professionals' Opportunities in Paediatric Bioethics
The Bioethics Department at SickKids welcomes requests from students and health-care affiliated individuals who wish to pursue a project in paediatric bioethics. The Department is able to accommodate 4-5 students each summer and 1-2 students over a more extended period throughout the year.