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Postdoctoral Fellow - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #877482

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Site: Krembil Research Institute
Department: Neuropsychology, Krembil Brain Institute
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Temporary Full-time (2 years)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an advanced trainee to fill the key role of Postdoctoral Fellow (clinical research/research) in our Neuropsychology department.

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A Postdoctoral Fellowship for one year, with an option to renew for a second year, is available within the Neuropsychology Clinic of the Krembil Brain Institute at University Health Network. This is one of the largest programs in CNS dysfunction in Canada and a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto. The Fellow will have the opportunity to complete supervision for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and to participate in collaborative research in our clinic which is focused on best practice and innovation in neuropsychology.

The Fellow will be affiliated with the Epilepsy Surgical Program, where neuropsychology is part of a dynamic interprofessional team and involved in clinical assessment, consultation, and research in one of the leading-edge neurosurgical programs in Canada. In addition, there will be an opportunity to see a wider array of patients/presenting problems during the registration period from other neurological and neurosurgical programs within UHN. There are also teaching and supervision opportunities working with trainees completing practica or internship placements in the clinic.

In the second year and once fully licensed, the fellow will have additional dedicated time for research activities. This may include working with faculty on ongoing research projects or initiating a novel prospective or retrospective research project. Our research website provides some insight into current projects and lab members:

• PhD received within 5 years in Psychology
• Knowledge and experience on cognitive neuroscience/neuropsychology in research and clinical neuropsychology in practica and internship
• Should be eligible for registration by the College of Psychologists of Ontario
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Problem-solving initiative

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume, your letter of interest including clinical and research goals and resume. Also please attach your official graduate transcripts listing courses, grades, and degrees and two letters of reference (at least one from a clinical supervisor). You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posting Date: May 20, 2021                   Closing Date: June 24, 2021

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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