Postdoctoral Fellow

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

Competition No.  -    A108844802
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Dr. Suzette Brémault-Phillips (principal investigator) and the Heroes in Mind, Advocacy and Research Consortium (HiMARC), in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, are looking to fill multiple Postdoctoral Fellow researcher positions, both full-time and part-time.

HiMARC is a provincial initiative specializing in health and wellbeing research for military personnel, veterans, public safety personnel and their families. We are committed to improving the health outcomes of these populations through novel research and best clinical practices.

HiMARC webpage:

HiMARC focuses on the following Areas of Interest:

  • Military trauma, PTSD, PTSI, and related therapies,
  • Moral injury and related therapies,
  • Resilience and methods to increase resilience,
  • Digital remote mental health therapy,
  • 3MDR (Modular Motion-assisted Memory Desensitisation and Reconsolidation),
  • Medicinal and recreational cannabis,
  • Medicinal psilocybin,
  • Veteran-Friendly Campus and post-secondary education based on veterans’ unique needs.


  • Designs research projects.
  • Collects administrative project approvals (UofA research ethics board, Alberta Health Services operational and administrative approval, etc.).
  • Designs experiments, data collection protocols and standards.
  • Oversees and/or conducts participant recruitment and data collection.
  • Conducts advanced analysis of research results.
  • Prepares proposals for new research activities, including assisting in the preparation of research grant applications.
  • Prepares research papers and presentations.
  • Presents research results in laboratory meetings, seminars, scientific conferences and/or related settings.
  • Trains and supervises new support staff and students (graduate and undergraduate).
  • Fosters communication with off-campus partners.
  • Assists with related administrative duties as required by the principal investigator.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • The candidate must have obtained a PhD in a relevant field within the last 5 years and have research experience in rehabilitation sciences, health sciences or related fields.
  • Expertise in clinical trials, statistics and/or qualitative methodologies and concepts.
  • Ability to develop a strong rapport with clinicians in combination with strong communication skills.
  • Experience writing peer-reviewed manuscripts, conference abstracts and/or government grants.
  • Ability to work independently as well as contributing to team development, including during the supervisor's periodic absences from the lab, is required.
  • Experience working with military, para-military or first responder personnel or organizations considered an asset.

How to Apply

The competition will remain open until the positions are filled. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Interested applicants are invited to apply online by submitting a cover letter and full curriculum vitae. In your cover letter, please include the research area(s) you would prefer to work on, from the Areas of Interest list at the top of the posting.

Preference will be given to applicants living in (or able to relocate to) Edmonton, Alberta. Remote appointments will also be considered for applicants living in Canada but outside Edmonton. The annual stipend offered will be consistent with those of other national agencies (e.g., MITACS).

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.