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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


Open position: Postdoctoral fellow (Open Science Practice in Infant Research)

The Concordia Infant Research Lab, directed by Dr. Krista Byers-Heinlein, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join our dynamic and friendly lab. The lab is housed in the Psychology Department of Concordia University in Montreal, on the beautiful Loyola Campus. The postdoctoral fellow will be positioned at the forefront of an Open Science revolution in infancy research, a movement which aims to improve the practice of scientific research based on cooperative work and new ways of diffusing knowledge by using digital technologies and collaborative tools. The postdoctoral fellow will take a leadership role in large, international collaborative projects on infant development (i.e., ManyBabies) and conduct meta-science research aimed at improving research and Open Science practice in infant research. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to develop their own research ideas within the context of a research program on early language acquisition and bilingualism, implementing and innovating Open Science practice.

For more information, click here.

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


Students wishing to do an Honours or Specialization project should submit the same materials as required for application to a volunteer position.


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.