Postdoctoral Resesarch Fellow

University of British Columbia


Job Category

Faculty Non Bargaining

Job Title

Postdoctoral Resesarch Fellow


Selby Laboratory Department of Paediatrics Faculty of Medicine (Kathryn Selby)

Posting End Date

February 28, 2023

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.
This offer is conditional upon successful completion of a Criminal Record Check.
Project Title: Development of a tool to support treatment decisions in spinal muscular atrophy in Canada

Research directors: Dr. Kathryn Selby (UBC) Dr. Maryam Oskoui (McGill)
Administrative unit: Division of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, UBC
Location: Vancouver, University of British Columbia
Coast to coast involvement

The objective of this research project is to develop a tool to support decisions of families and clinicians in selecting a treatment plan for individuals affected by SMA.

With the support of the research team, the postdoctoral fellow will:
  • Acquire training on the Ottawa Decision Aid Framework
  • Conduct a decision need assessment among SMA leading clinicians and families
  • Develop a tool aid
  • Write a grant proposal for implementation and assessment of the SMA tool to CIHR
This postdoctoral fellowship is based at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in collaboration with Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) and the Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C). This well established and dynamic environment fosters professional development and
interdisciplinary research collaborations. In view of the national perspective in this project, some travel will be required.
Additional Information:
  • Preferred background in healthcare
  • Requirement: PhD completed (within the past 5 years) or to have his/her thesis defense by January 2023
  • Required Assets: qualitative research background, fluency in English (written , spoken and understood) good communication skills
  • Preferred assets: prior experience in decision aid development and/or knowledge transfer, qualitative and quantitative analysis skills

Funding is available for 1 year, with possibility of an extension

$40,000 CAD/year
(Pay Scale: Commensurate with education and experience)

As soon as a qualified applicant is selected

Please submit a cover letter that includes a description of previous and current research which highlights the skillset we are seeking for this position, as well as future plans for research and professional goals, a curriculum vitae, 2‐3 samples of scholarly writing (published, under review or in preparation where you are the first author) and/or knowledge translation products/tools and the name of 3 references (including the PhD supervisor) to Dr. Kathryn Selby.

For further information, please contact Dr. Kathryn Selby: [email protected]
Phone: (604) 875-3145; Mailing Address: Division of Neurology BC Children’s Hospital 4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3N1

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