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Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral fellowship in multidisciplinary research in eating disorders

Reference number: 8000
Supervisor: Linda Booij

Program description

The aim of the postdoctoral fellowship is to study early risk factors and biological mechanisms of eating disorders, as well as the interaction between biological risk and sociocultural factors. The postdoctoral fellow will be part of a multidisciplinary team and research program on eating disorder susceptibility. Research methods include a combination of emotional-cognitive assessments, brain-imaging, psychophysiological procedures and (epi)genetic measures. He or she will work with previously collected longitudinal data from community samples but will also conduct empirical studies of patients and at-risk populations. The studies will focus on youth and adults, and will be conducted in collaboration with various hospitals and universities around Canada.

Tasks: data-analysis, study coordination, data collection, supervision of undergraduate students and research assistants, writing manuscripts, knowledge dissemination (e.g., presenting findings at conferences).

Academic qualifications required

  • PhD in Psychology, Psychiatry, Clinical Neuroscience or a related discipline.
  • Excellent computational and statistical skills.
  • Experience in conducting mental health assessments.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of French is an asset.

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 Niyusha Samadi
  • Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above.
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages).
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Niyusha Samadi.


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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