Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of British Columbia


Job Category

Faculty Non Bargaining

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Research Health HR Optimization School of Nursing Faculty of Applied Science (Farinaz Havaei)

Posting End Date

December 23, 2022

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
This position is located within a health-care facility, therefore, the successful candidate will be required to provide verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by a provincial health mandate.
The School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus, invites applications for a part-time (0.60 FTE) position at the rank of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. The position is for one year, with the possibility of extension pending grant availability. The position will begin February 1, 2023 or as negotiated with the successful candidate. Salary will be $33,000 per year.

This position is for a post-doctoral fellow to engage in a few research projects including a WorkSafeBC-funded project called Preventing workplace violence: An in-depth investigation. The purpose of the project is to gain a better understanding of patient-initiated workplace violence (WPV) perpetrated towards healthcare workers by patients to help create better prevention strategies. The objectives of this project include (i) exploring ‘on the spot’ (i.e., immediately before and after the incidents) experiences of WPV from the perspectives of healthcare worker victims, witnesses, and hypothetical patient perpetrators of WPV; (ii) determining contributing factors to WPV, and (iii) identifying the most common WPV warning signs detectable by providers for better education and proactive prevention of violence in healthcare settings.

This is a multi-site qualitative study taking part at mental health and substance use inpatient units, emergency departments, and one long-term care home within the Lower Mainland of BC. This position will be held by an experienced and a skilled research project manager with graduate training in data management and analysis. The post-doctoral fellow will be responsible for managing and overseeing all phases of the project and day-to-day research operations. This position will be based at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia, with offices in the School of Nursing, with virtual work options available.

The post-doctoral fellow will report directly to the Research Manager and the Principal Investigator, Dr. Farinaz Havaei. The post-doctoral fellow will work in collaboration as a member of an interdisciplinary team with academic researchers, community partners and healthcare leaders, staff, and patients.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Set up and implement systems for developing and sustaining effective community partnerships at organizational and individual levels.
  • Develop and oversee data protocols (e.g. data collection, management, and analysis).
  • Oversee participant recruitment and data collection.
  • Conduct complex analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Plan and organize knowledge translation activities and meetings.
  • Write reports and contribute to preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations.
  • Organize, obtain and maintain oversight of ethics approval and grant application processes.
  • Coordinates all project activities in accordance with the project budget, timeline and ethics protocol.
  • Provide instruction and training for research staff.
  • Other duties as required
Job Qualifications:
  • Completed a Ph.D. within the last 5 years (or shortly expect to complete) in a relevant discipline (e.g. public health, statistics, sociology, nursing, psychology, sociology, anthropology, education)
  • Experience working in a research environment using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including conducting interviews, is critical.
  • Experience leading qualitative data analysis using NVivo software
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary research teams and demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, including members of the community and health care and social service providers.
  • Experience interacting with victims and witnesses of violence would be preferred.
  • Experience interacting with healthcare workers and leaders in a variety of sectors.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills to engage with community members.
  • Ability to be self-directed, and to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, analytically, and respond in a broad range of activities.
  • Demonstrated initiative and the willingness to work closely with members of a research team to ensure problems are resolved quickly and appropriately.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Applications, including CV, cover letter outlining specific examples of experience and research interests, and recent published peer reviewed papers (if applicable) must be submitted online at:

. Review of applications will begin December 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Information on the School of Nursing is available at

Apply Now
To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover//motivation letter where ( you saw this job posting.

Leave a Reply