The Vulnerability, Trauma, Resilience and Culture Research Laboratory (V-TRaC) directed by Dr. Jude Mary Cénat is pursuing a research program with youth and adults. The V-TRaC Research Lab studies the impact of vulnerability, mental health disparities and trauma in relation to coping and resilience strategies. Our research aims to integrate clinical, developmental, individual, community, family, social and cultural factors in order to develop assessment, prevention and intervention tools that meet the real needs of individuals and communities.
As part of the funded project "Black Communities Mental Health in the National Capital Region: Evaluation, Prevention and Intervention Tools", the V-TRaC Lab is seeking applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship, with the possibility of renewal based on performance. The successful candidate will receive a fellowship of approximately $60,000, plus benefits. Please visit the following website to find out more regarding the benefits offered: https://www.uottawa.ca/graduate-studies/postdoctoral-fellows
This postdoctoral fellowship is appropriate for an early career clinical psychologist who wishes to pursue a career as a scientist-practitioner. The research project that the successful candidate will work on focuses on the provision of clinical assessment and intervention services to individuals from Black communities. The successful candidate will work part-time at the V-TRaC Lab and part-time at the Center for Psychological Services and Research (CPSR). Supervision of the applicant leading to registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario is available.
· Implementation of a culturally appropriate clinical assessment and intervention protocol based on an antiracist approach
· Evaluation of the intervention protocol
· Documentation of the prevalence, risk and protective factors associated with various mental health issues among people from Black communities.
The successful candidate will also provide clinical supervision to our interns and trainees in psychological assessment and treatment in English and French, based on a culturally appropriate clinical protocol and based on an antiracist approach, to clients from Black communities with a range of psychological problems (e.g., mood disorders, anxiety disorders, stress-related disorders, relationship difficulties). The ability to supervise the completion of psycho-educational assessments is an asset.
Supervisory training opportunities will be provided to the successful candidate. The clinical supervision component of the award is expected to include 2 days per week, with 6 hours of direct supervision offered to our student interns or trainees. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide services to our supervised clientele as part of the registration requirements with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
The position consists of a one-year stipend ($60,000 CDN) and includes benefits and three weeks of paid vacation / paid vacations.
Conditions of eligibility
· A doctorate in clinical psychology from a CPA or APA accredited program.
· A completed internship in a CPA or APA accredited program.
· Registered or eligible to be registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
· Previous team-based research experience.
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
· Skills in clinical research design, research methodology, and data analysis.
· Evidence of experience in preparing and publishing conference proceedings and manuscripts.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French
· Demonstrates collegiality, professionalism and interpersonal skills.
· Extensive experience in multivariate and longitudinal analyses and use of statistical software (SPSS, MPlus or R);
· Extensive experience conducting systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses, an asset.
Postdoctoral fellowship conditions
· Duration of 12 months.
· Start date in June 2021.
· A time allocation of 50% research and 50% clinical supervision.
· To be conducted at the V-TRaC research Lab at the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa and at the Center for Psychological Services and Research (CPSR).
· Submission at least three articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
· Assisting in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students in the V-TRaC Lab.
· Participating in the analysis of data and the dissemination of the project results.
· Contributing to the creation of content for an awareness campaign.
· A cover letter
· Curriculum vitae, an academic transcript of the Ph.D. or Psy.D. program and a one-page summary of the Ph.D. or Psy.D. thesis
· Copy of scientific publications and manuscripts submitted for publication
· A letter of recommendation from the Ph.D. or Psy.D. supervisor submitted directly to Dr. Jude Mary Cénat
We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.
Application deadline: May 15, 2021
Applications must be submitted by email to:
Jude Mary Cénat, Ph.D.
School of Psychology
University of Ottawa
All qualified candidates are invited to apply. However, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue in the selection process, please inform us of any special accommodation you may require.
The successful candidate will be required to complete the mandatory organizational training available online, complete a satisfactory criminal record check and provide official photo identification prior to commencing employment.
· Flexible schedule
· Job type: Full time, contract
· Salary: 60 000,00 $ / year (plus benefits)
For further information about the project, please visit the V-TRaC Lab website: https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/vulnerability-trauma-resilience-culture-research-laboratory/
Contract length: 12 months
Application deadline: 2021-04-22
Expected start date: 2021-05-01
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Salary: $60,000.00 per year
- Doctoral Degree (preferred)
- Temporarily due to COVID-19
- Remote interview process
- Personal protective equipment provided or required
- Temperature screenings
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Virtual meetings