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Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Associate Opportunities, Health Services

Université de Montréal

The Chair is led by Dr. Shalini Lal, Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal; Principal Scientist at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM); and Associate Researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (affiliated with McGill University). Our projects are funded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canada Research Chairs program, and several other organizations. Projects are conducted in collaboration with multiple stakeholder groups (e.g., youth, service providers, researchers, technology industry) from Canada and internationally.

Location: University of Montreal, CRCHUM, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Candidates from the U.S. and anywhere in Canada are welcome to apply. Completing the postdoctoral fellowship remotely can be considered.

The selected candidates will work on projects within the Lab ( that involve the development, implementation, and evaluation of health services and innovations to improve the mental health and well-being of youth. Under the supervision of the Canada Research Chair, activities include planning and implementing research projects, writing scientific articles and grants, participating in research dissemination activities, and student supervision. Examples of projects include: 1) PRISM-AOM, a services innovation research project, with ACCESS Open Minds (pan-Canadian network), that is developing and pilot-testing an online referral pathway providing rapid and direct access to youth mental health services; 2) HORYZONS-Canada, a services innovation research project, in collaboration with ORYGEN and the University of Melbourne, aiming to adapt, implement, and evaluate an online therapy intervention to support recovery and prevent relapse from psychosis. The intervention integrates strengths-based therapeutic activities, social networking, clinical and peer support.

Completion of a doctoral (PhD) degree (or soon to be conferred) relevant to mental health (e.g., public health, rehabilitation sciences, psychology, epidemiology, or a related field).
Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research methodology and related applications (e.g., SPSS, ATLAS.ti).
Experience with publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Fluency in written and oral English (or French).
Experience in health services research, ehealth, public health, psychology, or related fields.
Collaborative communication style.
Ability to multitask, set priorities, meet deadlines, adapt, and manage projects in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Computer and data management skills with proficiency in MS Office (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other software.

Full-time, 1 year, with the possibility for renewal up to 2 additional years
Approximate start date: Spring 2021 (flexible)
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Stipend (range $35,000-$50,000)
Research Associate Salary + Benefits (range $50,000-60,000)

Application Requirements
Interested candidates are welcome to submit their applications. Applications and interviews will begin immediately, and the posting will remain open until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via videoconference.

Documents should be addressed to Dr. Shalini Lal, Canada Research Chair in Innovation and Technology for Youth Mental Health Services, and sent to

In your application, please include:
Letter of intent (including available start date)
Curriculum vitae
Copy of most recent transcript (optional for Research Associate Position)
Contact information of 3 references

Please note: Applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview.