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Research Associate in Anxiety and Addiction Co-Morbidity

Dalhousie University

The MAAC research laboratory, Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia studies mood, anxiety and addiction co-morbidity and is is seeking a full time Research Associate to oversee and coordinate two ongoing studies.

A full time Research Associate will oversee 2 studies: CIHR funded clinical randomized controlled trial comparing the efficacy of a transdiagnostic cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety sensitivity to a disorder-specific treatment control on primary and comorbid disorders; an ancillary study to a national, open-label, pragmatic, randomized trial (the OPTIMA trial), comparing two models of opiate agonist treatment.

Responsibilities: develop research skills by participating in research directed by Dr. Stewart; participate in the clinical assessment and treatment portion of the first project; discuss your knowledge and research with interested faculty and graduate students; assist with the research and clinical supervision of undergraduate and graduate students; solidify grant writing skills by writing grants to support your research in Dr. Stewart's lab;publish results in appropriate journals and other recognized media.

• PhD degree in clinical psychology.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in research project management.
• Eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP).
• Ability to deliver evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions to adult clients with anxiety-related disorders (i.e. generalized anxiety, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder).
• Prior clinical trials experience.
• Demonstrated record of independent scientific productivity; history of peer reviewed publications

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong statistical skills (e.g., growth curve analysis, structural equation modelling, cluster analysis, meta-analysis, and mixed model analysis). The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong ability for self-directed learning and production of independent scholarly work. They will have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced research environment with minimal supervision ability to effectively lead and direct other students and research assistants and to collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team. They will demonstrate attention to detail, strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, and will be responsive to deadlines and performance feedback.

Status: 40 hours/week
Pay Scale: $39,00.00 – 44,000.00/annum plus benefits.
Duration: Relevant Deadlines: December 1st, 2018- December 31st, 2019.
Deadline for application: Monday, September 10th, 2018
Interested parties should forward a cover letter and current CV to:
Jennifer Swansburg
Manager, MAAC Lab

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.