Novel Therapies for First Responders and Military Personnel - BC-724

Project type: Research
Desired discipline(s): Medicine, Life Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences & Humanities
Company: Empower Research (Empower Psychedelics)
Project Length: Flexible
Preferred start date: 08/01/2022
Language requirement: English
Location(s): Vancouver, BC, Canada; Toronto, ON, Canada
No. of positions: 1-3
Desired education level: PhDPostdoctoral fellow
Open to applicants registered at an institution outside of Canada: No

About the company: 

Empower Research is developing treatment programs and unique therapeutic environments for mental health professionals to utilize psychedelics.

Describe the project.: 

This study will assess patients who have been diagnosed with mild-moderate anxiety and/or depression. Intake session, pre, and post-follow-up analysis up to 6 months, in order to determine benefits and improvements on their mental health, relationships, and overall well-being. 

First responders have shown interest based on the results of Phase I of the study. We have many relationships within the First Responder community in North America and we have received tremendous support for access to psychedelics for these groups. 

The project will establish a treatment program for Group Therapies using a clinical trial approach. The goal is to save costs on treatment providers, unions, insurance, by increasing the number of patients per clinician in psychedelic-assisted therapies.

The selected candidates will take part in data analysis and/or review our upcoming clinical trials

These candidates are welcome to participate in the clinical trials but it is not a requirement. The primary location is Vancouver (Abbotsford), with a secondary location(s) in Ontario, most likely Toronto. We are flexible as to which academic institutions/provinces we work with, as well as interns, all over Canada based on their interest level.

Required expertise/skills: 

Psychology, Psychiatry, Mental health, Physical Health

Optional: Ph.D., MD