Post Doctoral Fellow in Implementation Science

MED LifeLong Learning

Competition No.  -    A100147426
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Duration: 2 years

Salary: CAN $55,000 per year plus benefits

Changing health care practice: Implementation research opportunity in interdisciplinary team

The Office of Lifelong Learning and Physician Learning Program in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to conduct implementation research in collaboration with frontline clinicians and clinician researchers. The scholar’s work will primarily focus on qualitatively evaluating the implementation of a new medical order set for cirrhosis. This research is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growing and vibrant field of Implementation Science. This project will require engaging with physicians, residents, and nurses to understand the context of their work, and how they make sense of innovations to improve practice. Beyond this project, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate on other projects in our implementation science portfolio.

The position requires a solid experience in qualitative research methods including participatory approaches, in-depth interviews, analysis, and the application of theory and frameworks to guide research. This position requires reflexivity and flexibility, the ability to engage and build relationships, excellent listening skills, critical thinking and analysis skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team. The candidate will familiarity with or strong interest in implementation science, in order to carry out data collection and analysis.

Funding is available to support a two-year position. Potential of extension depends on the candidate’s success in postdoctoral fellow awards competitions. We will provide mentorship in applying for awards. The base salary range is $55,000 CDN per annum in addition to the University of Alberta’s Benefits package for Postdoctoral Fellows. Please see more information here. Opportunities for professional development, networking, and support to attend at least one conference per year will be provided. Applicants will have an excellent academic record and a beginning record of publication. Applicants will be expected to apply for fellowships.


  • Applicants must have completed a PhD within the last 5 years
  • Applicants must hold a PhD and have expertise in a relevant health, implementation science, or social science (e.g. health sciences with a qualitative focus, sociology, human ecology, anthropology) discipline
  • Training and experience in qualitative methodologies and analyses, with sold grounding in social science theory and familiarity with or strong interest in implementation science theory.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and effectively as a member of a team in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

The postdoctoral scholar will be supervised by Dr. Denise Campbell-Scherer in the Office of Lifelong Learning and Physician Learning Program at the University of Alberta.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their application via the online portal, with the following documents in a single file:

  • cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a writing sample that demonstrates qualitative research and writing skills
  • contact information for three professional work references

Closing date:

This position will be advertised until a suitable candidate is identified.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Apply Online

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.