Postdoctoral Fellow

Thompson Rivers University
February 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:$53,000 - $55,000
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Application Restrictions

Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Faculty (Tenure, Tenure Track, LTC)

Posting In effect from


Closing Application Date


Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may continue until the position is filled.

Instructional Type

Academic/Career(max 24 credits)

Faculty Type

Limited Term

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Position End Date (If Applicable)



Postdoctoral researcher

The department of psychology at Thompson Rivers University invites applications for a fully funded (New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration Stream) postdoctoral researcher to lead a longitudinal (2 year) study examining behaviour changes and neural mechanisms that enable goal-directed movements in typically developing infants. Candidates with special interests in neuroimaging methods and sensorimotor development are encouraged to apply. The study will involve behavioural measures (video, kinematic analyses using markerless pose estimates) and brain imaging using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). The candidate will conduct research at TRU in the new, state of the art Child Development Research Lab and in the Brain and Behaviour psychology lab.


The position will involve study protocol design, participant recruitment, data collection, data analyses, and dissemination (manuscript preparation, preparing and publishing datasets on open-source repositories, conference presentations). The candidate will work closely with the PIs and alongside graduate research students from the Masters in Data Science program. The candidate will also train and co-supervise undergraduate psychology students working on the project. Opportunities for teaching may also be available if this is of interest to the successful candidate.

The position start date will ideally be August 15th for one-year, and renewable for up to one additional year.

Salary: $53,000 - $55,000 per year

About TRU and Kamloops

Thompson Rivers University (www. is a uniquely comprehensive, student-focused institution built on over 45 years of excellence in post- secondary education and training. TRU's spectacular main campus is located in Kamloops, BC (www., a prosperous city located just a 3.5 hour drive (or 45 minute flight) from Vancouver, and a 50 minute drive from Sun Peaks (the second-largest ski area in Canada), in the heart of the southern BC interior. It is also the traditional territory of the Secwépemc people. Friendly and welcoming, Kamloops offers a safe and supportive environment, four seasons of outdoor adventures, a wide range of sporting events, a rich cultural scene, and 2000 hours of sunshine annually.

To Apply: please send your CV, the expected date of availability, a short statement of research interests, and contact information for three referees. For inquiries please email [email protected]



Successful candidates will have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field and evidence of expertise in conducting neuroimaging (fMRI or fNIRS) research, including study design, data collection, and data analyses, preferably using advanced methods (multivariate analysis, network analysis). Strong background and competency in statistics, programming (e.g., Matlab), and signal processing are also required. Prior experience in data collection in infants is desired but not required. The successful candidate must also have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others and independently.

Pay Band

$0.00 - $0.00 ( According to TRUFA Salary Schedule )


Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

# of Hires Needed


Organizational Unit

Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Arts -> Psychology

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:

Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.

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