Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Trevor Hart, Director of the HIV Prevention Lab at Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada), is seeking applicants for a 2-3 year, full-time Postdoctoral Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. The mission of the HIV Prevention Lab is to conduct rigorous basic and applied research that can be used to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted disease transmission and to promote positive sexual and mental health among gay, bisexual, queer, and other men who have sex with men. The HIV Prevention Lab is currently funded by 5 research grants, including 3 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grants that test novel HIV prevention interventions and that longitudinally examine factors associated with sexual risk behaviour. The HIV Prevention Lab is staffed by Dr. Hart’s research team, consisting of 2 postdoctoral fellows, 5 graduate students, a full-time lab manager,2 full-time research staff, 2 part-time research staff,and several undergraduate research assistants. For more information, feel free to visit our website at

Opportunities: The Fellow will work with Dr. Hart to direct a randomized controlled trial integrating cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for social anxiety and substance use management with HIV/STI prevention for gay, bisexual, queer, and other men who have sex with men.  The Fellow will also learn how to write up grant applications, to develop are search program, and to supervise junior clinical and research staff, and will have multiple opportunities to publish and to present at conferences. The Fellowship is ideal for those pursuing a career as a scientist-practitioner in a collegial and productive research setting. The Fellowship is well-suited for those with research interests in HIV/AIDS, sexual health, and the health of gay, bisexual, queer, and other men who have sex with men. Research experience in these topics would be an asset, but is not required for applicants with other research experiences relevant to the grant, including social anxiety, CBT, substance use management, and other related research areas.

Eligibility and Skills Required: The Fellowship is ideal for those seeking clinical research opportunities and experience in psychology, sexual health, and/or public health.  The ability to administer semi-structured diagnostic interviews and CBT in English are necessary qualifications.  Clinical experience and supervision will be arranged for recent clinical and counselling psychology doctorates seeking to fulfill the requirements for psychology registration/licensure.  Experience conducting statistical analyses relevant to clinical trials (e.g., SEM, HLM), a good record of publication, and previous clinical supervision would be strong assets.

Terms of Fellowship: The minimum 12-month salary for applicants who graduated less than 1 year from the start of the postdoctoral fellowship is $50,000 plus benefits and a conference allowance.  The salary amount may be higher for applicants with more experience. This position is for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal pending funding availability.

The starting date is flexible, but would preferably begin in the summer or fall of 2019.  To apply, submit a cover letter describing your range of interests and career goals, a C.V., and at least three article reprints.  Letters of reference are not required at the present time, but the applicant should include the contact information for three scientific and/or professional references.  The HIV Prevention Lab has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.  Applications are welcomed from Canadian and other international applicants. U.S. and Commonwealth applicants are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: The deadline for applications is July 1, 2019.  Please send submissions and inquiries to