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Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral fellowship in psycho-oncology

Reference number: 10000
Supervisor: Nicole M. Alberts

Program description

The Alberts’ Lab (Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts & Science) is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research fellow (2-year appointment) who aspires to become an independent researcher in the areas of pediatric psycho-oncology, digital health interventions, and pediatric pain.

The fellow will work with Dr. Nicole Alberts on multiple completed and ongoing research studies focused on characterizing chronic pain during childhood cancer treatment and survivorship as well as the use of digital health approaches to develop and test innovative interventions (e.g., wearables, app-based interventions, Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy) targeting pain and psychological outcomes across pediatric and adult medical populations (e.g., cancer, sickle cell disease).

The fellow will be involved in manuscript preparation (primary and secondary roles) and will also receive training in mixed methods approaches, patient and stakeholder engagement, grant writing and preparation, conducting clinical trials, and digital health research methods.

Time and opportunities will be provided for the fellow to lead their own studies as well as to continue to build and advance their own research program. The postdoctoral fellow will also have opportunities to collaborate with national and international teams within the areas of childhood cancer and digital health.

Academic qualifications required

Applicant must hold a PhD in clinical psychology, psychology, behavioural sciences, public health, or other relevant areas by the time of the position start.

  • Excellent writing skills are required
  • Strong experience with quantitative data collection and analysis is required
  • Experience with mixed-methods research preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy


Horizon position is expected to be filled as soon as possible but no later than March 1, 2024.

Submission process

  • All documents must be submitted to Nicole M. Alberts
  • Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist

  • Cover letter stating research interests and career goals
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to: Nicole M. Alberts


The prestigious two-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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