Postdoctoral Position in Seniors' Health and Home Care Research

School of Public Health

Competition No.  -    A109145106
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The School of Public Health at the University of Alberta is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in seniors health and home care research. A postdoctoral fellow is being sought to work on a series of projects related to seniors health and home care. The project will involve systematic reviews, environmental scan, and secondary analysis of data from datasets.     

The successful candidate will work closely and cooperatively with, Dr. Shanthi Johnson and other research assistants. The successful applicant will be involved in and have the opportunity to publish from ongoing projects and existing databases arising from the project. The postdoctoral fellow will function as a junior investigator, participating fully in research and related scholarly activities.

Applications are invited from recent PhD graduates. Funding is available to support a 1-year post-doctoral fellowship. The base salary range is $60,000 CDN per annum.  Applicants will have an excellent academic record, a beginning record of publication, and a planned research program. Applicants will be encouraged and receive guidance to apply for independent salary and research funding. Successful applications in provincial and national funding competitions for postdoctoral awards could supplement the base salary.

Interested applicants with backgrounds in public health, health system research, seniors health, population health, health promotion, or related fields should submit an application consisting of a cover letter and a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references addressed to:

Dr. Shanthi Johnson
School of Public Health
University of Alberta

Please contact Dr. Shanthi Johnson at: for further information.

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How to Apply

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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.