Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoc Studying Reading Disability (Brock University)

ASAP - Open until filled; start date negotiable

Postdoctoral Associate in Reading Disability (Dyslexia) Risk, Identification and Intervention

Postdoctoral Associate position in Reading Disability (Dyslexia) is available in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University. This position is within a collaborative multi-disciplinary laboratory, with close collaborative ties to Dr. Jeffrey R. Gruen’s lab at Yale University. Our current study focuses on the risk of reading disability conferred by genetic factors in a large multi-site case/control sample of English-speaking and bilingual school-age children. Subjects have a rich set of reading/language assessments, structural/functional/connectivity MRI assessments, DNA, and family, socioeconomic, and demographic variables. The program extended in 2015 to include intervention and longitudinal tracking.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will have the opportunity to prepare research publications and presentations based on data from the ongoing study. The role will include collaboration with local and international researchers in addition to mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students from the lab. A minimum 0.5 dedicated research assistant will support the position within the lab.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Dr. Jan C. Frijters via email:

Applications will be received until the position is filled, start date negotiable. Position will be a 1-year renewable term.

Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way,
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
L2S 3A1

Eligibility: PhD in educational, developmental, or neuropsychology
Preferred Qualities/Skills: Candidates with a strong interest in learning disabilities including reading disability, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, and language disabilities.

Strong quantitative skills are an essential requirement for this position, with preference given to candidates with growth modeling skills and experience.

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