The Adolescent Health Lab in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University

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Post-Doctoral Fellow Job Description

Post-Doctoral Fellow
or September 2016 for 1 year with possibility of extension Full-Time
Burnaby, BC

Position Overview

The Adolescent Health Lab in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University seeks a post-doctoral fellow to provide direct support to the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Marlene Moretti, by supporting the implementation and dissemination of a CIHR-funded, large-scale, intensive evaluation study of a parenting intervention throughout the province of British Columbia.

The Adolescent Health Lab is a research group in the Department of Psychology and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at SFU. Our research team focuses on understanding risk and protective factors related to adolescent mental health; the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative evidence based programs, and translation of research into practice. More information about the lab be found at


The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, clinical science or intervention science with outstanding research methodology in the area of developmental psychopathology research and a strong record of scholarly achievements. The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to participate fully in the completion of the evaluation and analysis of a CIHR-funded clinical trial and provide mentorship to graduate students. The candidate must demonstrate excellent communication skills, including grant and publication writing skills, meticulous attention to detail, problem solving, project management skills, and resourcefulness. Advanced knowledge of statistics including longitudinal analyses is of particular value. Experience with program evaluation principles and working with adolescents and/or their families in clinical settings are additional assets. Computer literacy and knowledge of database software are essential. Experience should include demonstrable success working in fast-paced results- oriented contexts in collaboration with a broad range of individuals (e.g., researchers, clinicians, families, and community and government stakeholders).

Interested applicants are invited to submit their applications with the subject line “SFU Post- Doctoral Applicationvia email to:, containing a copy of a cover letter, CV, two professional references, a writing sample, and a description of how their background and interests are a match to the position. Salary will be competitive and dependent upon education level, past experience and grant/funding guidelines.

Additional Requirements

Typical weekday business hours are expected, however, additional hours may be required to meet urgent deadlines. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work in an office on the Burnaby Mountain campus of SFU.

Only applicants short-listed for an in-person interview will be contacted. The deadline for applications is July 30, 2016