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Postdoctoral Fellowship, SSHRC Partnership Grant

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Position Title Postdoctoral Fellowship, SSHRC Partnership Grant
Posting Number PTAP2241P
Department/Unit Psychology and Neuroscience
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities
 | Dr. Sherry Stewart’s lab is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow to collaborate with partner researchers and organizations in the conduct of the UniVenture project.  The UniVenture project is a targeted wellness program to address heavy drinking, other substance misuse, and student mental health on 5 Canadian campuses. The multi-site UniVenture research project is being led by Dr. Sherry Stewart (Project Director [PD]) out of the MAAC Lab at Dalhousie University in Halifax.  

|  Reporting directly to the PD, the Postdoctoral Fellow will work with UniVenture Project university partners and students to ensure standardized organization and delivery of the Univenture project across all 5 Canadian sites. The postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to work closely with one of the partners, Injury Free Nova Scotia [IFNS], to advance a UniVenture sub-project focused on whether and how the targeted wellness program reduces risk taking and injury among undergraduates. 

Key Responsibilities:

o   Coordination of the multi-site Univenture project from the Halifax site including: standardized organization and delivery of the Univenture program, data collection and management across all 5 sites 
o   Leading and effectively managing research collaboration between the MAAC Lab and IFNS o   Oversee timelines and assist with timely completion of implementation goals at each Univenture site, support communication between sites, recording minutes for all meetings, report to funding agencies. 
o   Help supervise Research Assistants and students working on the Univenture Project o   Prepare and coordinate primary ethical approval and support individual study site applications to local Research Ethics Boards (REBs) 
o   Prepare manuscripts for publication, and present results at scientific conferences. o   Support development of data collection protocols and tools; support and ensure standardized data collection, management and analysis practices across both organizations. 
o   Attend regular Univenture team meetings, MAAC Lab meetings, and meetings with IFNS partner organization 
o   Opportunities available for extra paid teaching and/or for clinical activity to work toward professional registration (clinical psychology) 
o   Applicant must successfully apply for funding through Mitacs; will be assisted in this task by PD; a 2-year Accelerate position is attached to the SSHRC PEG (guaranteed quick review); applicant may chose to apply for Elevate for second year
Qualifications/Requirements of Position
Recent PhD in a field within Health or Social Sciences is required with a clinical psychology PhD an asset. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience in peer reviewed publication. Experience working in a research environment managing multi-site projects is important. Must have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, the ability to work as part of a dynamic team and possess excellent organizational and communication (written and oral) skills. A working knowledge of SPSS and Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word is required. Candidate should be proactive with an ability to manage tight deadlines and work efficiently with a minimum of supervision. Bilingualism is an asset. Some travel within Canada may be required.
Salary Range/Pay Rate $45,000 per annum (Mitacs Accelerate) to $60,000 per annum (Mitacs Elevate)
Additional Information
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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Posting Detail Information

Term of appointment 2 years (with possible 1 year extension)
Open Date
Close Date 11/30/2023
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Sample Publication(s)