Post doctoral fellow

MED Psychiatry

Competition No.  -    A106050677
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

Location - North campus. This role is hybrid with a mix of remote and in person

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just 

Posiition summary

The Departments of Medical Genetics and Psychiatry at the University of Alberta have an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of genomic studies in psychiatry. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary research team to carry out genomic studies in psychiatry including a genomewide association study (GWAS).


  • Conducting phenotypic and genotypic quality control
  • Running genome-wide association analysis of problematic sexual behaviour and related phenotypes
  • Conducting gene-environment interaction analyses in problematic sexual behaviour and related phenotypes and/or acting as a resource to assist graduate students with their running of these
  • Drafting of manuscripts for publication, material for presentation, funder reports, and grant applications
  • Other related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Relevant doctoral degree (Psychiatric genomics or equivalent)
  • Training in statistical genetics
  • A high standard of communication (oral and written)
  • Interpersonal skills with creative problem-solving and dedication to tasks
  • Strong work ethic

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in genome-wide association analysis with relevant techniques such as admixture analysis
  • A strong track record of refereed journal publications


How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.