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Toronto Western Hospital Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epilepsy

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Krembil Brain Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario

Starts on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Applications due Friday, January 6, 2023

This listing is not an APPIC Member program and is not APA Accredited. Applicants should be aware that this program has not undergone formal external quality review process.

Position: A two-year post-doctoral fellowship is available within the Neuropsychology Clinic of the Krembil Brain Institute at University Health Network (UHN). 

Training Setting: The Krembil Brain Institute is one of the largest centres in CNS dysfunction in Canada and a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto. The Neuropsychology Clinic includes 4 neuropsychologists, 3 psychometrists, and various trainees at all levels of training. Although our program is not a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN), it is designed to conform to the Houston Conference training guidelines and follows guidelines for board certification. 

Patient Population: The fellow will be affiliated with the Epilepsy Surgical program, which is one of the largest interdisciplinary academic programs of its kind in North America. The first 16 months of the fellowship are focused primarily on clinical neuropsychological assessment working towards autonomous practice with adults and seniors and licensure with the College of Psychologist of Ontario (CPO). As part of a dynamic interprofessional team, the fellow will be involved in clinical neuropsychological assessment and consultation both prior to and after surgical intervention for the treatment of epilepsy. Training is also provided in specialized procedures, such as pre-surgical functional mapping (fMRI) and the Wada test. Supervision is primarily provided by two staff neuropsychologists, with the opportunity to also work with other neuropsychologists in the clinic. For breadth of training, fellows are exposed to a wider array of adult and senior patients with varied referral questions from other neurological and neurosurgical programs within UHN. This may include: Movement disorders, Stroke, Concussion, Memory disorders, Psychiatric disorders, Neuro-oncology. 

Didactic Experiences: Fellows are introduced to specific topic areas by clinical and research seminars. Attendance is mandatory for weekly Neuropsychology Rounds, Group Supervision, and Epilepsy Surgical Rounds. Fellows may supplement with elective didactics including Epilepsy Research Rounds, Movement Disorders Clinic (MDC) Research Rounds, MDC Faculty Rounds, International Behavioural Neurology Rounds, Joint Neurodegenerative Radiology Rounds, Clinical Neuropathology Lecture Series, Clinicopathology Conference, Krembil Neuroimaging Rounds, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgical Rounds, and Rotman Research Rounds. 

Research Opportunities: In addition to the clinical training, there are many opportunities for research activities. Once fully licensed (typically by January of the second year), fellows have the option to dedicate more of their time to primary research activities. This may include collaborating with faculty on new or ongoing research projects (www.twhneuropsych.com/research). 

COVID-19 Considerations: A hybrid model of care (virtual and in-person) is currently being offered and trainees are actively involved in all aspects of neuropsychology assessment and consultation, following the hospital's infection control practices. 

Start Date: flexible and negotiable, ranging from July to September 2023

Current Salary and Benefits: The stipend will be $42,000 CND in the first year, and increase to $44,000 CND in the second year. Fellows are eligible for health and disability insurance, 15 days vacation, 12 days statutory holidays, professional days to attend examinations, conferences, job interviews, etc., University of Toronto library privileges. 

Eligibility: The successful applicant will have completed all requirements for a PhD in Psychology, including dissertation defense, within the past 2 years and by the start date. Training must have included an emphasis on cognitive neuroscience/neuropsychology in research and clinical neuropsychology via practica/externships and internship. The applicant should be eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). To learn more about the CPO registration process please see https://cpo.on.ca/ 

Application: The deadline for applications is January 6, 2023. Invited interviews will be conducted in January/February 2023 and offers will be made by February 8, 2023. Applications must be submitted via the official UHN recruitment site. The posting will be added here once it is available.

Additional Information

Agency Type
Medical School/Health Science Center
APPIC Membership
No
APA Accredited
No
Recognized Specialty
Clinical Neuropsychology
Emphasis or focus area
Neuropsychology
Other Emphasis
Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Neurosurgery
Research Time
Less than 25%
Training Director
Marta Statucka, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Contact Email
marta.statucka@uhn.ca
Contact Phone
416-603-5800 ext. 5755
Virtual Interviews
Available
Duration in Months
24
Hours Per Week
38
# of Licensed Supervisors
4
Number of Positions
1
Applications recieved last year
5
Stipend
$43000
Will follow APPIC Selection Guidelines
Exempt Neuro specialty
Estimated offer date
Wednesday, February 8 2023
Created Date
Wednesday, October 18 2017
Unfilled Positions
0
Fringe Benefits
health and disability insurance, 15 days vacation, 12 days statutory holidays, professional days to attend examinations, conferences, job interviews, etc., University of Toronto library privileges
Research opportunities
There are many opportunities for research activities. Once fully licensed (typically by January of the second year), fellows have the option to dedicate more of their time to primary research activities. This may include collaborating with faculty on new or ongoing research projects (www.twhneuropsych.com/research).
Application Instructions
Application materials must be submitted via the official UHN recruitment site. The posting will be listed here once available. A complete application includes a letter of interest including clinical and research goals, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts listing courses, grades, and degrees, and two letters of reference (at least one from a clinical supervisor). Letters of reference can be emailed directly to Dr. Marta Statucka. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Marta Statucka via email at Marta.Statucka@uhn.ca.

This record was last updated on Monday, August 8, 2022

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