New Post doctoral fellow position

A  new Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available under the leadership of Dr. Nathan Kolla, Vice President, Research & Academics, and in association with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. This Fellowship offers the opportunity to gain and contribute knowledge to the area of risk factors and assessment. The ideal student is interested in forensic mental health, psychopathy, genetics, neuroscience and risk factor identification. 

Key Accountabilities:

Develop and implement work plans for current and new research projects as well as coordinate, oversee and execute study procedures and research protocols.

Apply for funding (award applications) to local, provincial, and/or national research agencies.

Recruit and conduct patient testing as per research protocol.

Collect, clean, and analyze data.

Design and oversee the maintenance of SPSS and other databases.

Conduct simple and complex descriptive and inferential data analyses.

Write, prepare, edit, and format manuscripts for publications and grant applications.

Publish original research results obtained during tenure in appropriate journals and other recognized media.

Prepare presentations and posters relating to research.

Attend scientific conferences agreed upon in collaboration with Dr. Kolla to present results (subject to the availability of travel funds).

Support and provide consultation to other research staff.

Conduct literature reviews and other background research for manuscript and grant writing.

Discuss research findings with research team, collaborative partners, other researchers, etc.

Work collaboratively with the Research & Academics team, clinical staff, and external clinical and academic institutions.

Participate in training and educational activities.

Supervision of students may be required.



A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree with an emphasis on mental health.

Prior experience in a clinical mental healthcare environment; forensic experience preferred.

Current knowledge of and experience with research design, research methodologies, patient recruitment and testing, data analysis, genetic screening, and risk assessments.

Advanced statistical training and knowledge of statistical software packages.

Evidence of experience in preparation and publication of manuscripts, including at least two first author publications (accepted or in press); strong technical writing skills.

Results oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results.

Demonstrated leadership, conflict resolution, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Proven ability to adapt readily to change.

Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude.

Preference for proficiency in French/English language skills.


How do I apply?

Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at and external applicants apply to quoting Job ID WC17-200.  Please note: This position will remain open until filled.  Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified. 

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. Waypoint offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

More information:

Research analyst position

We are hiring for a research analyst position in Dustin Pardini's lab. Here is part of the job description and the web address where is it posted:



The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) at Arizona State University (ASU) is looking for a Research Analyst to assist with three ongoing research projects focused on: 1) developing a set of precise and accurate risk screening tools to identify children most in need of targeted violence prevention services; 2) identifying static and dynamic risk factors underlying gun carrying and firearm violence among urban males; and 3) examining the neurobiological factors underlying chronic adolescent antisocial behavior using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).  Much of this work has focused on a particularly violent and recalcitrant subgroup of antisocial youth and adults who exhibit callous-unemotional traits, which are consistent with the affective features of psychopathy.

This position will involve designing and maintaining various databases using Access, SPSS, and programing online surveys for data collection using Qualtrics Research Suite software. This individual will also be responsible for conducting advanced data queries, implementing regular data quality control checks, and preparing interim progress reports. Other responsibilities will include exporting data into various statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, STATA), as well as writing scripts to merge data files and generate new variables for data analysis.


Applicants should apply at:

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