Utting Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Studies in Depression and Suicide

The Perinatal Mental Health & Parenting Lab (PI: Dr. Eszter Szekely) in the Jewish General Hospital and at the McGill Psychiatry Department invites applications for the position of post-doctoral scholar.

The Perinatal Mental Health & Parenting Lab studies the early life predictors of childhood mental health and development, particularly focusing on the perinatal processes. We examine these processes using well-established epidemiological and clinical research methods combined with state-of-the-art neuroimaging and qualitative research approaches.

The post-doctoral scholar will work on a project investigating the role of adult attachment in the development of perinatal mental health problems and mother-infant bonding using four large perinatal longitudinal samples (including both clinical and community-based samples). This project would be funded by the Utting Fellowship for Studies in Depression and Suicide. The post-doctoral scholar will have the opportunity to advance perinatal mental health and collaborating with investigators from multiple research sites. There would also be further opportunities to write mentored grant proposals.

Applicants with the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: doctoral or postdoctoral level training in psychology or psychiatry; expertise in data analysis; strong interest in perinatal mental health.

The initial appointment is for one year with a possibility of reappointment. Interested applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter, and the names of two references to Dr. Eszter Szekely at eszter.szekely@mcgill.ca. The deadline for applying is January 22, 2023.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Eszter Szekely (eszter.szekely@mcgill.ca). Please feel free to circulate widely.