Job Opening or Research Assistance

Job scam impersonating UVic professor to make the job employment look legit. We have been continuously seeing these types of scams, please pay attention to the phishing signs before taking any action. Here are some easy to spot phish signs:

  • External email address, which wouldn’t be the case if it was coming from UVic office.
  • Salary offered is too good to be true.
  • The email contains errors in punctuation and formatting.

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Job scam email with subject "Job Opening" impersonating a UVic professor.


Subject: Job Opening
From:[professor name] <*****>

Notice: This message was sent from outside the University of Victoria email system. Please be cautious with links and sensitive information.

University of Victoria, Department of Psychology requires the services of students to assist with research projects on campus. The successful candidates will work closely with our research team to support ongoing data collection, and analysis . They are to work remotely and get paid $400 weekly.


Assist with the design and implementation of research projects on campus
Conduct literature reviews and summarize key findings
Collect and analyze data using appropriate statistical methods
Prepare and present findings to the research team
Perform administrative duties such as scheduling, data entry, and record keeping
Assist with writing research reports and manuscripts for publication
Recruit participants and conduct research studies

Excellent organizational and time management skills
Strong attention to detail
Availability to work on campus or remotely
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
This is a part-time position with a flexible schedule, and the successful candidate will work approximately 7 hours per week. The position offers valuable research experience, and the opportunity to work with a dynamic and collaborative research team on campus.

To proceed with the application process and other eligibility descriptions, submit your resume for review and approval for the position.

Best regards,

[professor name]


Office: COR ***