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Post-doctoral Fellowship
CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury with a focus on early childhood Miriam Beauchamp, Professor at the Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal and Ste-Justine Hospital Research Center in Montreal, Quebec Canada is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow to join the ABCs Developmental Neuropsychology lab (www.abcs.umontreal.ca). The successful candidate will be invited to contribute to projects documenting the impact of a large-scale, multicenter longitudinal cohort (KOALA Project, see Beauchamp et al., 2020, BMJ Open for details). The project focusses on neuropsychological and developmental outcomes of concussion/mild TBI sustained during early childhood (6 months to 6 years) and also includes biomarkers of sleep (actigraphy), stress (cortisol), brain imaging (MRI), and genetics (saliva).

The post-doctoral fellow should be a scientist or clinician-scientist with an interest in pediatric TBI and will play an important leadership role in the ABCs lab, a dynamic group of 20 students and employees actively engaged in improving knowledge of pediatric TBI across five axes: Diagnosis, Outcome, Prognosis, Intervention, Prevention. Empirical work in the lab is complemented by knowledge mobilisation initiatives that the candidate can contribute to.

Candidates should have:

  • Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, neuropsychology, neurosciences, allied health)
  • Experience with varied statistical analyses, especially for longitudinal data
  • Strong communication and writing skills in English (*Note that it is not necessary to speak or understand French to qualify for the position)
  • Emerging publication record
  • Additional expertise in any of the secondary outcome measures of interest including cortisol analysis, sleep data analysis, genetics, or MRI will be considered a strong asset

Conditions
The stipend amount is of $50,000/year for two years. Renewal is conditional on the availability of research funds and the project’s progress. The candidate will also be expected to apply for external scholarship awards in Canada and/or in their home country. Successful candidacy at an external funding competition equivalent or over the internal funding amount would replace the latter. Start date is as soon as possible.

Please send a CV, recent transcript, cover letter and names of two references to miriam.beauchamp@umontreal.ca

To apply for this job email your details to miriam.beauchamp@umontreal.ca