May 25, 2018

Post-Doctoral Researcher

  • Queen's University
  • Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Postdoc Biopsychology Gender Issues Gender Studies Research Social Neuroscience

Job Description

Posting Date:

May 25, 2018

Job Title:

Post-Doctoral Researcher


Psychology and/or Gender Studies

Description of Area or Topic of Research:

Our research encompasses feminist and queer science, sex research, gender/sex and sexual diversity, and social neuroendocrinology. We employ diverse interdisciplinary methods, including qualitative and quantitative approaches, like experiments, correlational analyses, longitudinal designs, thematic coding, and more. Our lab uses feminist and queer approaches to do socially situated science and scholarship that is biologically expansive (not reductionist), biolegible (i.e., to other bioscientists), and informed by lived experiences (critically reflective narratives of the minoritized and marginalized). There are many ongoing lines of research (see and some new ones about to begin (including exploring hormonal effects of entitlement and oppressing others). Dr. van Anders is moving to Queen’s University on July 1, 2018, to be the Canada 150 Research Chair in Social Neuroendocrinology, Sexuality, and Gender/Sex, and this chair comes with funds to support ongoing and new lines of research in the lab, including those that the post doc and Dr. van Anders might initiate and work on together.

Supervision and Academic Unit:

Dr. van Anders, Psychology and/or Gender Studies.
Queen’s is one of Canada’s oldest universities, with an enrollment of nearly 25,000 students, 10% of whom are international. It ranks highly among research-focused universities, and has strong Psychology and Gender Studies Departments, including a cluster of internationally-renowned sex researchers. Queen’s University is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory. It is located in Kingston, Ontario, a beautiful and historic city of about 120,000 people located directly on Lake Ontario. In addition, Kingston is only a few hours (and one direct train-ride) from Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. Kingston has a thriving downtown and cultural scene, and is a destination for outdoor recreation year-round.


$50,000 salary plus: benefits, up to $2,000 for moving expenses upon initial acceptance of position, and up to $2,000/year for conference travel.

Start Date and Duration of Appointment:

Start date TBD;
Duration: 1 year plus the possibility of 1-2 years extensions.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Psychology, Gender Studies, or another relevant field by start date.

Required Documentation:

(A) Cover letter indicating previous experience, research interests, fit with lab’s research, and reasons for pursuing a post doc in this lab;
(B) CV;
(C) Two articles, preferably first-author; can be published, in press, or accepted;
(D) Names and contact info for 2-3 references who will be able to provide letters of reference within five business days upon request.

Application Deadline:

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 4th until the position is filled, but please apply as soon as possible.

Application Procedure:

Feel free to email Dr. van Anders ( with any questions. Otherwise, please email your materials (see required document) as one PDF in the order listed to Dr. Sari van Anders at

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY: The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

ACCOMMODATION IN THE WORKPLACE: The University has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee's accessibility needs due to disability. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Dr. Sari van Anders at

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Sari van Anders


Psychology and/or Gender Studies

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