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Post-Doctoral Fellowship Available

POSTED November 9th, 2012

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research at York University

Applicants are invited to apply for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, funded by the CIHR Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research, to be held in the Department of Psychology at York University, in Toronto (Ontario). The position offers clinical and research training in the area of mental health and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This fellowship provides an opportunity to spend two years (subject to annual

(a) providing and evaluating psychotherapeutic interventions to address mental health problems in people with ASD,

(b) studying risk and protective factors related to mental health problems in people with ASD, and

(c) engaging in knowledge mobilization activities with stakeholders.

Requirements include clinical expertise in the area of ASD, with particular interest in mental health research. This position will include original data collection, grant-writing, quantitative analysis of a large datasets, manuscript preparation and knowledge translation activities. Clinical experience in mental health interventions (and specifically CBT or mindfulness-based therapies) is a definite asset. The fellowship is open to candidates who hold a PhD in the medical, behavioural or social sciences. Supervision for licensure with the College of Psychologists of Ontario is possible for
eligible applicants. Although the fellowship is primarily research based, there is an opportunity to obtain supervised practice providing psychological services to a broad range of clients and presenting problems in the York University Psychology Clinic.

This postdoctoral fellowship is set to begin in the fall of 2012 or later. Applicants should specify their ideal start date. Selection will be based upon the candidate's educational and professional background, research interests, and potential to contribute to mental health research. Only those
candidates with a reasonable expectation of having completed their graduate work and earned their degrees by the start date will be eligible. To apply, please submit a CV, names and contact information for four referees, and a letter detailing

1) experience/interest in ASD-related research,

2) mental health intervention experience and

3) a list of objectives for the fellowship period.

Relevant publications should also be included.

This information should be sent electronically to:
Jonathan Weiss, Ph.D., C.Psych
Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research
Dept. of Psychology, York University

The Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada, the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance, Health Canada, NeuroDevNet and the Sinneave Family Foundation.