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Postdoctoral Scholar in Dementia, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Job ID: 16486
Location: Main Campus
Updated March 24, 2020

This job posting is no longer active.

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Description

Area:  Dementia

Duration:  One year, with the potential for renewal

Start Date:  Immediate

Salary:  Minimum of $40,000/year plus Plan C extended benefits


The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Dementia. This Postdoctoral Scholar will be supervised by Dr. Brandy Callahan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology and full member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. The successful applicant will be expected to apply for the E. Marie and R. Garey Cameron Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dementia.

Job Description:
This Postdoctoral Scholar will be working with Dr. Brandy Callahan and the Neurocognitive Disorders Lab on a project exploring potential mechanisms linking Lewy body diseases and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This project will involve analysis of behavioural, cognitive, and genetic biomarkers of Lewy body diseases in individuals with ADHD. 

•    PhD in Psychology (or related discipline) must have been awarded within the last 5 years
•    Expertise in clinical research related to brain aging and dementia 
•    A strong background in quantitative data analysis 
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
•    Demonstrated productivity for peer-reviewed publications

The following would be considered an asset: 
•    Knowledge and experience performing genetic techniques (sequencing and bioinformatics analysis)
•    Experience working with older adults (with or without cognitive impairment) 
•    Experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students 

Application details:  
Interested candidates should e-mail Dr. Brandy Callahan ([email protected]). Please include: 
•    A cover letter outlining relevant qualifications, research experience, and career goals
•    A curriculum vitae
•    Samples of three related peer-reviewed publications 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

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