Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Personality and Addiction

Position Description:

The Mood, Anxiety, and Addiction Co-morbidity (MAAC) research laboratory at Dalhousie University is currently seeking a full time (40hrs/week) Clinical Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a multisite trial of a personality-targeted substance misuse prevention/mental health promotion program for university students called Univenture, led by Dr. Sherry Stewart ( The successful candidate’s primary focus will be to lead the clinical training component of the trial at Dalhousie.


Highly motivated candidates holding a PhD degree in clinical psychology or a closely related field (e.g., counselling psychology) are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will qualify for registration with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP) or registration on the candidate register. A Postdoc with a clinical background will be given opportunities to participate in the clinical assessment and treatment portion of the Univenture trial. Experience delivering cognitive-behavioral interventions to emerging adult clients with anxiety-related disorders is highly desirable, but training will be offered on an as needed basis for clinical post-doctoral fellows. Experience with distance delivery of treatment interventions and experience in training other clinicians in the delivery of treatment interventions is an asset. The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced research environment with minimal supervision is essential, as is the ability to effectively lead and direct students and staff. The highest preference will be given to candidates with strong clinical skills and experience. Clinical trials experience would be an asset. A demonstrated record of independent scientific productivity, (i.e., peer reviewed publications) is preferred.

Relevant Deadlines:

The candidate will start no later than July 1, 2021. The trial ends March 31, 2024. Salary commensurate with experience. Applications being accepted until March 1, 2021 or until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should send their CV, names of 3 references, and a cover letter describing clinical and research interests and accomplishments to: