The Health Psychology Lab at Carleton University is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in projects that examine longitudinal associations between psychosocial factors (e.g., wellbeing, interpersonal relationships, psychological processes) and health behaviours and health outcomes in adults with diabetes.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with students and international collaborators and will gain experience in manuscript preparation, conference presentations, student mentorship, and data analysis. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Rachel Burns, Dept. of Psychology, Carleton University.

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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 related field with a background in health psychology, behavioural medicine, or sport and exercise psychology
  • Strong quantitative skills and experience analyzing complex data and/or longitudinal data
  • Effective written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously with supervision

Duration of appointment: 1 year, starting Sept.1 2021, with possible renewal for a second year.

Bargaining unit:  PSAC Local 77000

Salary: $40,000/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, applicants can have reference letters emailed to Dr. Burns at if they wish.

Application deadline: May 4, 2021

Date advertisement was posted: April 1, 2021