Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes Management and Outcomes

The Health Psychology Lab at Carleton University is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in projects that examine associations between psychosocial factors and diabetes-related health behaviours/outcomes, including a project that explores links between parental wellbeing and risk of diabetes. Data come from large, ongoing cohort studies.

The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Rachel Burns, Dept. of Psychology, Carleton University. Responsibilities will include managing large datasets, project management, running advanced statistical models, writing manuscripts, presenting results, and mentoring students. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with students and international collaborators.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Required qualifications:
• PhD in psychology or epidemiology or related field with a background in health psychology or behavioural medicine or exercise/sports psychology
• Strong quantitative skills and experience analyzing complex data
• Effective written and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work autonomously with supervision

Though not required, experience analyzing dyadic data and a background in health psychology theories/models are considered assets.

Duration of appointment: 2 years. Start date between June 1, 2022 and September 1, 2022 depending on candidate’s availability.

Bargaining unit: PSAC Local 77000

Salary: $50,000/year

How to apply:
Please email the following documents to
• Curriculum vita (CV)
• Brief statement (1-2 pages) describing your interest in this position, fit with this program of research, and future research goals
• Writing sample
• Names and contact information of two individuals who can be contacted to provide references. Although not required at the application stage, applicants can have reference letters emailed to Dr. Burns if they wish.

Application deadline: March 11, 2022 though applications will continue to be reviewed after this date if a suitable candidate is not found

Date advertisement was posted: January 28, 2022