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7141 Sherbrooke West, PY-033
Montreal, QC, H4B 1R6

514-848-2424 ext.5831

Our research investigates how infants from different language backgrounds, both monolingual and bilingual, grow and learn about their language(s).

Our team consists of Dr. Krista Byers-Heinlein and a group of dedicated students and research assistants. On our website you can meet the research team, learn about our research projects, download our publications, and find out how to participate in our studies or join our team. 

Join the Lab


Prospective Postdoctoral Fellows

We welcome postdoctoral fellows, who join the lab either through grant-funded positions (announced here and on relevant listservs/Twitter), or more often by securing an external post-doctoral fellowship. Information about funding sources for both Canadians and international post-docs is available here. Interested postdoctoral fellows should contact Dr. Byers-Heinlein at well before the application deadline, which can be a year or more prior to the desired start date.


Dr. Byers-Heinlein is accepting applications for graduate students seeking admission to the program. If you are interested, please get in touch well before the Concordia application deadline at


The lab typically welcomes 3 undergraduate honours/specialization students per year.  Priority is given to students who have previously volunteered in the lab, and who can begin working on their project ahead of time (usually the summer before your final year), via a) a paid internship program, b) a directed research course, c) doing research on a volunteer basis.  

Applications from prospective honours/specialization students will be considered beginning January 15th, and interviews will take place in mid/late January. If additional spots remain, applications received after this deadline will be considered on a rolling basis.  

Applications should be sent directly to Dr. Byers-Heinlein (, and should include:

  • A cover letter describing your previous research experience, technical skills, languages spoken, why you would like to complete your honours project in this lab, and whether/how you would plan to start your project early.

  • An unofficial transcript

Paid Internship programs (16 weeks, value approximately $5,635/summer): 

  1. Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program (CUSRA) – Deadline early February.  Notification late March. 

  2. NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA).  Deadline early/mid February.  Notification late March. 

Directed research (3 credits; PSYCH 387 or PSYC 487):

  • Download form here. Typically submitted in April. 

**You must be accepted to do a project in the lab prior to applying for any of these opportunities


There are no paid research assistant positions open at this time. Lab volunteers are prioritized when such positions open.


We are always looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team of volunteer research assistants. Volunteers get hands-on experience with developmental research. Depending on skills and interest, volunteers might be involved in conducting research projects, recruiting participants, running studies with infants, coding data, creating stimulus materials, and helping with the setup and maintenance of equipment and facilities.

Volunteers are expected to:

  • Commit to a minimum of 7-12 hours/week (occasional weekend availability is required)

  • Have some proficiency in both English and French

To apply, send a copy of the following to :

Note: You can send us your application at any time, but we recommend sending it again in August and April, our busiest recruitment periods.