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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Neuroscience & Autism 

Category Research  
Req Number RES-22-00062  
Open Date 12/22/2022  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Bloorview Research Institute 

Work type Temporary Full-Time 

Grade None Specified 

FTE 1.0 

Posting Close Date 01/31/2023 


Position title: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Status: Temporary Full-time (1.0 FTE)

Start date: March 1, 2023

End Date: February 29, 2024 (with possibility of renewal)


Supervisor: Deryk Beal

Program: Bloorview Research Institute


Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow with interests in promoting self-regulation in children with autism spectrum disorder, cognitive neuroscience, and neuromodulation. This fellow will work with a Senior Scientist and multi-disciplinary research teams in the Bloorview Research Institute (fully affiliated with the University of Toronto), CONNECT lab, Autism Research Centre, and the Province of Ontario NeuroDevelopmental Network (POND) and other partners and community organizations. 

This post-doctoral fellow will contribute to a CIHR funded research program focused on improving self regulation for children with autism and their families via transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). They will contribute to ongoing projects in the lab including recruiting participants, administering assessments and interventions, working with TMS and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This position requires someone with experience in some of the following areas: neuromodulation, cognitive neuroscience, magnetic resonance imaging, clinical trials and effective writing and knowledge translation skills. The postdoc will contribute to CONNECT lab projects, work collaboratively with the Research Coordinator and help mentor students within the lab.

This is a 1-year, temporary full-time position with potential for renewal depending on funding and performance. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to data collection (e.g., organize recruitment, conduct assessments, administer TMS, acquire MRI), data analysis, and KT activities
  • Write, prepare, and format manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals   
  • Contribute to writing and submitting grant applications
  • Support the training and supervision of research students
  • Develop new ideas, project proposals including grants, research protocols 
  • Present your work at conferences
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Recent PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, NeuroRehabilitation or Medical Sciences, Psychology, or related field 
  • Strong academic record and previous research experience preferred
  • Experience with transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, or magnetic resonance imaging
  • Experience with quantitative data analysis and REDCap, SPSS or R, preferred
  • Advanced word processing skills (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Endnotes), technical competencies, and ability to learn new software as needed
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple tasks in a timely manner
  • Flexibility to adapt to a changing workload
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent writing and communication skills 
  • Experience working with people with disabilities is an asset
  • Commitment to and support of the organizational mission and vision of the hospital and the CONNECT lab   
  • Experience with neuroimaging (MRI) analysis preferred
About the Organization Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth with disabilities, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in three successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we support an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. We welcome applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. Holland Bloorview is committed to fair assessment of a candidate's abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

Please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting or 416-425-6220.  

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