The Mabbott Lab is located at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Research Institute in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. SickKids is world-renowned for its research and is Canada’s largest, hospital-based child health research institute. It fosters training of post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and summer students through the activities of the SickKids Research Training Centre, which offers workshops and seminars intended to help guide trainees further in their careers.

Our lab members train in a collaborative environment and are mentored for future positions in the best laboratories in their chosen field.

We use multiple techniques in the lab, including structural and functional brain imaging and neuropsychological testing. Graduate students in the Mabbott Lab have the opportunity to use any combination of these tools to study brain growth and cognitive development in children with neurological disorders (i.e., brain tumours, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis). Graduate students also receive extensive hands-on training in both theory and methods, enabling them to ask important questions in developmental neuroscience.

Interesting in working at the Mabbott Lab?

Postdoctoral Research

Individuals interested in a post-doctoral position are invited to send a Curriculum Vitae and names of two referees to Dr. Mabbott at Candidates should have a solid background in cognitive neuroscience and imaging science. Positions are for an initial two-year term with the possibility of renewal.


Graduate Research

Dr. Mabbott accepts graduate students in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. The University of Toronto is ranked as one of the world’s top 20 research universities. Ideal candidates would have a degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or computer science as well as research experience. The department requires an A- average in the last two years of undergraduate study. Some training with cognitive neuroscience techniques and/or quantitative training (including but not limited to programming experience in Python, R or Matlab) are highly desirable, though not required.

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