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Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurodiversity in Aging

Job ID: 31111
Location: Main Campus
Updated February 20, 2024

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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Description

Area: Neurodiversity in Aging.

Duration: 2 years, with possibility of extension depending on funding availability, performance metrics, and mutual interest.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Salary: 50,000 $CAD per annum, plus University of Calgary Plan C health benefits.


The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Neurodiversity in Aging.

Job Description:

This is a full-time Postdoctoral Scholar opportunity supervised by Dr. Brandy Callahan (Canada Research Chair in Adult Clinical Neuropsychology, Associate Professor of Psychology, and full member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute). The successful candidate will contribute to a variety of projects exploring how aging is experienced by neurodiverse adults, with a focus on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The candidate will be supported in building a research program centered primarily on understanding these individuals’ cognitive and brain health across the lifespan and into older age. Additionally, the postdoctoral scholar will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers from various faculties across campus and institutions across Canada and internationally.


  • PhD in Psychology awarded within the last 5 years.
  • Expertise in clinical research related to neurodiversity, lifespan cognition, brain health.
  • A strong background in quantitative data analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated productivity for peer-reviewed publications.

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Knowledge and experience analyzing neuroimaging data and/or biosamples.
  • Experience working with older adults (with or without cognitive impairment).
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Application Details:

Applications are welcomed from Canadian and international candidates. Preliminary inquiries by e-mail are 
welcome. Interested candidates should e-mail Dr. Brandy Callahan ([email protected]). Please 

  • A cover letter outlining relevant qualifications, research experience, and career goals.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • The names of 2-3 individuals who would be willing to provide a reference upon request.
  • Samples of up to three related peer-reviewed publications.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information

The terms and conditions of employment are covered under the UCalgary and PDAC Collective Agreement. To find out more about postdoctoral scholar program at the University of Calgary visit our Postdocs website.  

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Postdoc Careers website.

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