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PARTICIPATE NOW: Building Regulation In Dual Generations study
Are you the mother of a 3- to 5-year old child? Do you experience symptoms of depression? Find out if you qualify for our 16-week online program to support mental health, parenting, and child development by completing this survey: https://rcsurvey.radyfhs.umanitoba.ca/surveys/?s=AKPFKK3WPT

Parents & Caregivers
Are you a parent or caregiver of a young child interested in participating in research, receiving services from a clinical research program, or advising on program development? We’d love to hear from you! Please email our research team at research@heartsandmindslab.com.

Community Agencies
Dr. Roos welcomes collaborative projects with agencies working to develop, implement, or evaluate programs supporting families with young children. Locally, she works with The Wolseley Family Place, Until the Last Child Charitable Foundation, and The Seven Oaks School District. Please email leslie.roos@umanitoba.ca for more information.


Prospective Students

Undergraduate Students: Honours and/or Volunteers

We love bringing in passionate and detail-oriented volunteers who are excited about working in an interdisciplinary team environment. New volunteers and honours students are generally accepted in September and January for positions over the following year. Because most positions involve substantial training, we ask for a commitment of 7-10 hours a week for at least a 9-month period. For honours students, experience in the lab for a year prior to the start of the thesis year is preferred. If you are interested in applying, please email (1) a brief description of your interest in the lab, (2) your resume/CV, and (3) a transcript to research@heartsandmindslab.com.

Graduate Students

We will be accepting graduate students for Fall of 2021. Both Drs. Roos and Giuliano may supervise or co-supervise graduate students working towards Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, and School Psychology (thesis stream) degrees. Please contact Dr. Roos or Dr. Giuliano for more details and include (1) a brief description of your interests in the lab as well as relevant research, clinical or professional experience, (2) your resume/CV, and (3) a transcript.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral Scholar in Program Development, Family Mental Health & Developmental Psychology

Area: University of Manitoba and/or University of Calgary. Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology and School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.

Duration: One year; start date: flexible September 1, 2020 – Sept 1, 2021

Salary: $45-50,000/year CAD, dependent on qualifications

Job Description: Our team is recruiting a scholar to become part of an active and innovative research program developing mHealth programs to prevent the intergenerational transmission of stress-linked health inequities in families of children from age 0 – 5 years. Our programs support families in addressing both mental health and parenting needs across the early childhood age range and employ a variety of neurobiological (e.g. hormonal, inflammatory, cardiac) and observational methods (e.g. parent-child bonding, sleep) to examine mechanisms underlying healthy development in young children. The scholar’s work will help to improve best practices in scalable mental health and parenting programming and/or identify actionable intervention targets to optimize neurodevelopmental and health outcomes in families of young children. These training opportunities will position the scholar with unique interdisciplinary research expertise to launch the next phase of their academic career.

Qualifications:
– Applicants must hold a PhD in psychology, nursing, community health sciences, or a related field.
– Desired qualifications also include experience with (or training in) experimental and clinical trial research and analysis
– Applicants are required to have demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
– Fellows are expected to engage in full-time research activities and professional development programs at U Manitoba and/or U Calgary as opportunities arise
– The successful scholar will be strongly encouraged to apply for national/international awards.

The postdoctoral student will be co-supervised by Drs. Roos and Tomfohr-Madsen. For additional information about ours labs and ongoing work please http://www.heartsandmindslab.ca and http://www.healthfamilieslab.com or contact Dr. Roos (leslie.roos@umanitoba.ca) and/or Dr. Tomfohr-Madsen (ltomfohr@ucalgary.ca) directly.

Remote work will be considered and encouraged, as appropriate, due to COVID-19.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

We are always open to mentoring postdoctoral scholars across a variety of research and clinical practice specialties. Please contact Dr. Roos or Dr. Giuliano for more information and to discuss potential funding opportunities.

Please note: We are working to provide more paid positions in the lab and promote accessibility of training opportunities. Current volunteers often receive first priority for paid positions, but any open positions will be posted here. If the absence of a paid position is a barrier to your ability to participate, we may be able to advise on funding opportunities. The Undergraduate Summer Research Awards and Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba both offer studentship awards that have been a good fit for our prior trainees.