Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Research Group on children’s psychosocial maladjustment (GRIP), Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 2 postdoctoral research fellowships

The Research Group on children’s psychosocial maladjustment (GRIP) invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships beginning anytime before September 2012 which could be funded for up to 6 years. The successful candidates will work with a multidisciplinary team of senior investigators on a large randomised trial of personality-targeted interventions.

This trial is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) with Patricia Conrod as the Principle Investigator and Robert Pihl, Jean Seguin, Jordan Peterson and Benoit Masse as co-investigators. This trial will investigate the preventative effects of a selective, school-based intervention programme on 5-year addiction outcomes (primary) and mental health and cognitive outcomes (secondary). This Montreal-based, 5-year trial will also allow for the study of relationships between adolescent cognitive development, substance use and risk for future addiction in a longitudinal sample of 5000 high school students.

Finally, successful candidates will also be invited to participate in two international research consortia investigating developmental risk factors for addiction and new approaches to prevention (see and Alice rap at (

We hope to recruit 2 bright, motivated researchers to assist with this trial. All applicants should have one of the following 2 qualification profiles. 1. Clinical Post Doctoral Researcher: A full-time clinical post-doctoral researcher with a PhD in Clinical Psychology or related disciplines with supervised practice in delivering cognitive behavioural or motivational interventions with young people. This staff member will be responsible for all clinical aspects of this trial, including adaptation of an evidence-based intervention for Montreal youth, training and supervision of educational professionals in the delivery of the programme, evaluation of treatment fidelity/integrity, and knowledge transfer and dissemination (training workshops and published therapy manuals).

This is a 2-year post with possibility of renewal for up to six years. Bilingual (French and English) applicants will be prioritised for this post. 2. Full-time postdoctoral research fellow: This applicant should hold a PhD in Psychology, biomedical sciences or related fields and would not need clinical training. This candidate must have strong quantitative skills, including experience with either complex structural equation modeling, modeling of longitudinal data and/or neuroimaging data analysis. This is a 2-year post with possibility of renewal for up to six years. For more information on the GRIP research program see:

Send your curriculum vitae, University transcripts, and the name of 3 references before March 24th, 2012 to: Dr. Patricia Conrod