University of Alberta: Postdoctoral Fellow (Clinical Translational and
Global Mental Health Research)
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta in Edmonton is recruiting a
postdoctoral fellow in computational psychiatry. The successful applicant will participate
in clinical translational, epidemiological and global mental health research. Current and
potential projects include e-mental health interventions, task-shifting and peer support
interventions and groups exercise for Depression.
Applicants must possess a doctoral degree (MD and/or PhD in psychiatry, psychology or
neuroscience and relevant research experience in this area. A strong track record of
refereed journal publications is desired. Applicants should have experience working in a
team setting and exhibit excellent communication skills (oral and written).
The successful applicant will play a co-leadership role for several research projects in
clinical translational and global mental health research, co-develop and participate in
preparation of research grant proposals, assist in the supervision and training of other
personnel including technologists, graduate students, other lab members and scientific
collaborators. The ideal applicant will exhibit a high level of motivation to pursue data-
driven research in mental disorders, to publish in excellent peer-reviewed journals, and
to seek prestigious fellowships and research awards, as appropriate.
The stipend for this position will be commensurate with the experience of the successful
candidate. This position is available immediately and funding is sufficient to support the
initial position for at least two years.
Fluency in English is a requirement for this position and for applicants who did not
complete training in an accredited English language institution, IELTS scores will normally
be required as evidence of proficiency.
The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is one of Canada’s
premiere health-sciences institutes, and in recent years has ranked among the top 50
medical schools in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University
of Alberta has more than 39,000 students and ranks best places to work in academia.
Excellent opportunities exist for collaborative research with other disciplines within the
Faculty and University and other Faculties, as well as outside the University.
The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, a vibrant metropolitan area of 1.8M and
the provincial capital for Alberta. This friendly city offers a rich cultural life and diverse
recreational opportunities. The campus on which the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is
located is adjacent to the North Saskatchewan River with one of the largest municipal
park systems in North America. Edmonton is approximately 3.5 hours by car from Jasper
and from Banff in the Canadian Rockies. www.ualberta.ca/about/facts/fast
Candidates should submit a cover letter, a statement of career goals, research interests
and vision for research track if applicable, including a description of research interests; a
complete CV (Canadian Common CV is acceptable) including a summary of graduate
thesis research and post-doctoral research (if applicable), transcripts, and the names and
contact information (address, phone number and email address of three referees to:
Dr. Vincent Agyapong
Director, Division of Community Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E1
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: only those selected for an
interview will be contacted. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable,
diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We
encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority
groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and
expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and
the University to apply.