Postdoctoral Position in Senior’s Health Research

University of Alberta

PH School of Public Health

Competition No. –

Closing Date –
Jan 04, 2023

This position has a term length of 12 months and offers a benefits package found at Postdoctoral Fellows Benefits.

This role is hybrid with a mix of remote and in-person, with the in-person work taking place at North Campus Edmonton.

Department/Faculty Summary

This is Public Health. At its core, it is about what is best for all of us, including the most vulnerable. Its aim is to maintain and improve the health of communities and populations. It crosses multiple fields of study such as health, social and human sciences to touch every aspect of our lives on a daily basis.

The School of Public Health integrates the strengths of faculty, staff, adjuncts and instructors involved in research, graduate education and various initiatives to engage communities.

Ours is a non-departmentalized faculty made up of several administrative and academic groups, including our centres and research teams. Together, these groups work to fulfill our mission to create knowledge, educate public health professionals and to advance the public’s health.

Position Summary

The School of Public Health at the University of Alberta is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in senior’s health and home care research. A postdoctoral fellow is being sought to work on a series of projects related to senior’s health and home care. The project will involve systematic reviews, environmental scan, and secondary analysis of data from datasets.

The successful candidate will work closely with, Dr. Shanthi Johnson and other research assistants. The successful applicant will be involved in and have the opportunity to publish from ongoing projects and existing databases arising from the project. The postdoctoral fellow will function as a junior investigator, participating fully in research and related scholarly activities.

Applications are invited from recent PhD graduates. Funding is available to support a 1-year post-doctoral fellowship. The base salary range is $60,000 CDN per annum. Successful applications in provincial and national funding competitions for postdoctoral awards could supplement the base salary. Flexible work arrangement is possible and can be discussed with the successful candidate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A PhD (or near completion) is required.
  • Interested applicants with backgrounds in public health, health system research, senior’s health, population health, health promotion, or related fields should submit an application consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae/Resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references.
  • Applicants will have an excellent academic record, a beginning record of publication, and a planned research program.
  • Applicants will be encouraged and receive guidance to apply for independent salary and research funding.

How to Apply

Please apply online with the below documents:

  • Resume
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • References
  • Writing Sample

How to Apply

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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