Postdoctoral Fellowship in ASD/IDD Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto)

Applications are invited to apply for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in Dual Diagnosis Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario. The CAMH Dual Diagnosis Program offers interdisciplinary clinical and research training in the area of health service delivery and health systems research, focused on people with developmental disabilities. This fellowship provides an opportunity to spend one year engaged in community mental health services research on individuals with ASD/IDD and their families, with a strong focus on health services and policy, knowledge transfer and exchange. This research is part of an ongoing research program studying the experiences of families who care for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities in adulthood.

Requirements include expertise in the area of intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorders, with particular interest in either health services or families research. This position will include grant-writing, quantitative analysis of a large dataset of families, manuscript preparation and knowledge translation activities. Clinical experience in community mental health and developmental disabilities is a definite asset. The fellowship is open to candidates who hold a PhD in the behavioural or social sciences. This postdoctoral research fellowship is 12 months in duration, beginning in the fall of 2012. Although the position is primarily research focused, there may be opportunities to work toward licensure in psychology in Ontario.

Selection will be based upon the candidate's educational and professional background, research interests, and potential to contribute to the health services research. Only those candidates with a reasonable expectation of having completed their graduate work and earned their degrees by the start date will be eligible. To apply, please submit a CV, names and contact information for four referees, and a letter detailing 1) experience/interest inmental health services and policy research and 2) a list of objectives for the fellowship period. Relevant publications should also be included. This information should be sent electronically to:

Yona Lunsky, PhD CPsych, Research Section Head, Dual Diagnosis Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, 416.535.8501 ext. 7813

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