Become a Postdoctoral Fellow

Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
IMPACT Lab (Investigating Methods to Prevent, Assess, and Care for Trauma)

Ryerson University

Dr. Candice Monson, Director of the IMPACT Lab at Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada), is seeking applicants for a 2-year, full-time Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship.  The mission of the IMPACT Lab is to conduct rigorous research on the development, testing, and implementation of therapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. Monson is internationally recognized for her expertise in these areas. She is co-author of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT),and the original developer of Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapyfor PTSD (CBCT), an intervention that includes significant others in treatment to achieve broader effects.


Position Opportunities:

  • Developing proficiency in delivering evidence-based individual and conjoint treatments for PTSD, including opportunities to obtain Quality-Rated Provider Status in CPT and CBCT.
  • Advancing a research program in the areas of innovating, adapting, and disseminating evidence-based treatments.
  • Promoting research skills in writing grant applications, research program development, publishing, presenting, CV building, and supervision of junior clinical and research staff; and
  • Collaborating with a larger international research team.


About the IMPACT Lab:The IMPACT Lab is a vibrant and collaborative team that includes clinical research psychologists, a postdoctoral fellow, a project coordinator, a lab manager, graduate students, and several undergraduate and graduate research assistants. The IMPACT Lab also includes many graduate and undergraduate student alumni who maintain strong connections and collaborations throughout their careers. In addition to working with Dr. Monson, the successful candidate will collaborate with a larger research team, including collaborators at Stanford University, Penn State University, York University, Bar Ilan University, the Citadel, among many others. For more information, feel free to visit our website at


The IMPACT Lab is currently funded by three external research grants on the development and adaptation of novel treatments for PTSD and related conditions, including a prestigious Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Foundation Grant that provides 7 years of funding for Dr. Monson’s research program within the IMPACT Lab. Currently funded research projects in which the postdoctoral fellow will be actively involved include:

  • Refinement and testing of a newly adapted version of CBCT for PTSD that is Internet-delivered and supported by telephone coaching.
  • Testing of CPT for individuals with comorbid PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder that includes brain imaging to determine potential neural mechanisms and outcomes of the therapy.
  • Evaluation of online methods of disseminating evidence-based treatments to clinical practice to enhance clinician learning and increase sustainability.


Eligibility and Skills Required:Applicants should have completed an accredited PhD program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology at the start of the Fellowship. Applicants should also be competent at administering semistructured diagnostic interviews (e.g., SCID, MINI, CAPS) and administering CBT. Applicants should have a strong pattern of publishing peer-reviewed papers and interest in building their publication record. Experience conducting statistical analyses relevant to clinical trials and longitudinal methodologies (e.g., SEM, HLM) and previous clinical supervision of peers 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. This position is for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal pending funding availability.

To Apply: Please submit:

  • Cover letter describing your interests and career goals,
  • CV
  • 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.


Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty, staff and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2019.  Please send submissions and inquiries to