January 18, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at Simon Fraser University

Dr. Robert McMahon in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada is seeking a qualified Ph.D.-level researcher for a postdoctoral fellow position. The position will be based in the newly established Institute for the Reduction of Youth Violence, which is directed by Dr. McMahon.

The Institute is located at SFU, with activities at both SFU and at the Child & Family Research Institute in Vancouver, BC. The Institute is intended to serve as a hub for interdisciplinary research in conduct problems and a resource for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the general public to learn about evidence-based approaches for preventing and treating conduct problems. SFU is one of Canada’s premier universities, with an established track record of interdisciplinary approaches to research. At SFU, colleagues in Psychology, Criminology, Health Sciences, Education, and Public Policy have active research programs related to youth conduct problems.

Potential collaborators at CFRI include researchers in developmental pediatrics, neurosciences, genetics, epidemiology, and injury prevention. The position will provide opportunities to assist in the development of the Institute, and to work on multiple data sets and research projects. These include data from the Fast Track Project, which includes both high-risk and normative samples followed from kindergarten through age 25, and two separate ongoing RCTs evaluating the Connect program, which is an attachment-based family intervention program for young adolescents with high levels of conduct problems. The Connect trials include both clinic-referred and high-risk samples of youth.

Start date is flexible between March and June 2014. Funding is available for 2 years, contingent on performance and available funds. Annual salary is $50,000 (Canadian) year and includes 3 weeks (15 days) of vacation pay, plus statutory holidays. There is a professional development allowance of $1,900 (Canadian)/year.

Review of applications will begin on February 15; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter focusing on research interests (2-3 pages max.), a current CV, up to three representative publications, and two research references. Expertise in advanced quantitative methods, especially those employed in longitudinal data analyses and randomized controlled trials (e.g., SEM, multilevel models, growth models, mixture models), and familiarity with highly zero-inflated and skewed data analytic approached (e.g., zero inflated poisson, negative binomial and hurdle approaches), is especially welcome.
The position will remain open until filled.

Email applications to Bob McMahon at rjmcmaho@sfu.ca .

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