Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, 1 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Pediatric Health-Clinical Psychology

Position: Temporary Fixed-Term (0.8 - 1.0 FTE). This two-year Pediatric Health-Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship is available beginning September 2013. The second year is dependent on successful completion of year one goals.

Setting: The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country.

Description: The post-doctoral research fellow will work on a) a grant-funded research project with children who survive brain tumors and their parents, investigating social information processing, its relation to social behavior and adjustment, and the impact of medical, demographic and social contextual factors on social information processing, social behavior and adjustment; and b) a clinical practice addressing the psychological impact of cancer diagnosis on the target child and his/her family, under the supervision of a senior registered psychologist.

The post-doctoral fellow will contact parents of potential participants, explain the purpose of the study and obtain consent; conduct home visits with another research staff to administer standardized psychological measures and questionnaires to children and parents; video tape social interactions; conduct school assessment visits with another research staff; review medical records; organize study procedures; develop/monitor timelines for study; assist with REB process; and assist in other research related activities.

Start Date: September 16, 2013

Current Salary: For 1.0 FTE: $ 45,000.00 CDN for the first year and there is a potential for increase in the second year.

Benefits: Fellows are eligible for the modified SickKids benefits package (health and dental), 2 weeks paid vacation, nine statutory holidays recognized by the hospital, and one week paid professional development leave.

Location: SickKids is located in downtown Toronto. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. Toronto lies on the shore of Lake Ontario, the easternmost of the Great Lakes. It is the cultural, entertainment, and financial capital of the nation. Toronto is a clean, safe, cosmopolitan city with a wonderful network of parks, recreational, and cultural facilities and is consistently rated as one of the world’s most livable cities.

To Apply: Applicants should be graduates of CPA/APA accredited clinical psychology programs and internship-level training in pediatric psychology and clinical psychology.

Interested applicants should submit the following application materials by September 3, 2013
1) Letter of interest including research goals.
2) Curriculum vitae.
3) Three letters of reference.
4) Graduate transcripts listing courses, grades and degrees.

Application materials should be sent to:
Maru Barrera Ph.D., C. Psych.
Department of Psychology, Room 6266 Burton Wing
Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario CANADA M5G 1X8