Postdoctoral Scholar at University of Calgary

Scholarship:  $50,000 – $65,000 CAN per year including benefits.
Degree:  PhD
Nationality:  International Students
Location: Canada
Application deadlines:  2021/06/30

Scholarship Description:

The Postdoctoral scholar will be a part of research team using administrative healthcare databases and primary sources of health data to conduct observational studies related to addictions and mental health disorders and the interface between addictions and mental health problems and homelessness and police involvement.

The Postdoctoral scholar will primarily report to Dr. Seitz (Department of Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine) in collaboration with other members of the research team.

The program of research involves studies related to the associations between homelessness, police involvement and addictions and mental health problems. The research project involves linkage of primary data sources from homeless shelters and local law enforcement agencies to provincial administrative healthcare data. The Postdoctoral scholar will be involved in the design of studies, study management (research ethics and compliance procedures), analysis of studies using observational and biostatistical methods, and knowledge translation activities related to research outputs including presentations and preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications. The postdoctoral scholar will also take a lead role in communicating and coordinating with other trainees, researchers and members of the research staff and stakeholder organizations. There will be opportunities for continuing education as part of the Postdoctoral scholar position.

Available Subjects:

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Services Research, Gerontology or related field.

Eligibility criteria:

Completion of PhD (or anticipated completion of PhD) within 2 years preceding application preferred. Required: Advanced knowledge of biostatistical methods and/or observational study designs. Preferred experience with SAS and R Preferred to have experience with working with administrative healthcare databases (hospitalization, medication prescription, physician claims data). Experience working with interdisciplinary research teams. Familiarity with working with large complex datasets using secondary data, preferably health related but experience with data from other fields will be considered. Familiarity or experience with conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently as part of research team. Experience with research ethics board applications preferred. Additional analytic skills in machine learning/artificial intelligence analytic methods would be beneficial. Desire to learn new research methods and contribute to learning of others in research team.

Application Procedure:

Please submit a cover letter summarizing qualifications and interest in the position, a current CV, and the names of three references. Please submit application by email to Dr. Dallas Seitz ([email protected]) before June 1, 2021. Candidates who are being considered for the position will be contacted for potential interviews.