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Postdoctoral Scholar, Clinical or Counselling Psychology and Brain Imaging, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 20329

Updated: March 17, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

Area: Cumming School of Medicine, Departments of Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences

Duration: Two years, contingent on successful performance and funding.

Start Date: April 2020

Salary: $50,000 – 60,000/year, depending on experience, plus Plan C health benefits through Alberta Blue Cross.

The Departments of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and Brain Imaging.

Job Description:

Our team is recruiting a scholar to become part of an active and innovative research program funded by CIHR that focusses on links between gut microbiota, brain function, and mental health in children and youth. The scholar’s work will focus on brain imaging and mental health; however, the work and opportunities are interdisciplinary. The scholar will collaborate with other postdoctoral scholars who are experts in nutrition and gut microbiota.
The source data for the scholar’s work will be an ongoing cohort study (PI Giesbrecht) that has been funded until 2025 by grants from CIHR. We have already assembled sufficient data to address several questions related to brain imaging and early childhood exposures. The scholar will have immediate access to this data while additional data collection is ongoing. In addition to a focus on data analysis, writing manuscripts, and learning new skills related to child development, the scholar will have opportunities to contribute to new data collection with children and adolescents age 9-14 years, and to designing new projects for further follow-up.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must hold an MD or a PhD and have expertise in brain imaging and clinical or behavioral assessment
  • Applicants must be 3 years or less post completion of their doctoral degree
  • Desired qualifications also include experience with (or training in) experimental and longitudinal research design and analysis
  • Applicants are required to have demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment
  • Fellows are expected to engage in full-time research activities and actively engage in the University of Calgary’s professional development program as opportunities are being offered
  • The successful scholar will be strongly encouraged to apply for national/international awards

Application Details:

The postdoctoral scholar will be supervised by Dr. Gerry Giesbrecht in the Developmental Psychobiology Laboratory httpshttps://ucalgary.ca/devpsychlab/, and Dr. Catherine Lebel in the Developmental Neuroimaging Lab, https://www.developmentalneuroimaginglab.ca/. For more information, or to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Dr. Gerry Giesbrecht ([email protected]).

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 Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.  

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone. For more information visit research.ucalgary.ca/postdocs.

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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