Post-doctoral Fellow

PH School of Public Health

Competition No.  -    A111848861
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Location - North campus. The role is hybrid with a mix on remote and in-person.

Department summary

The Climate Change and Global Health Research Group at the University of Alberta, School of Public Health and the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies at the Labrador Campus of Memorial University are excited to announce an interdisciplinary fellowship opportunity in climate change and health projections research.

Position summary

This position offers an exciting and unique opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students at the intersection of climate change, public health, mental health, waterborne disease, environmental science, and social sciences. The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Sherilee Harper and Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo, in partnership with Dr. Hugo Beltrami at St. Francis Xavier University to work with partners, develop and conduct various research projects, publish research findings, and contribute to innovative knowledge mobilization activities. Specifically, this position engages with a wide range of partners and focuses on quantitative data analysis for climate-sensitive health outcomes in Nunatsiavut communities. The position involves collaboratively building climate-health models with intersectoral and transdisciplinary partners, to examine past impacts and project future impacts under different levels of global warming. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to expand and enhance research skills, work collaboratively with partners, work across disciplines, faculties, and universities, and be offered mentorship and support in a dynamic and engaging environment.

The position will be hired through the University of Alberta as a Post-Doctoral Fellow for a 1-year term, with possibility for extension.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants should either possess a PhD or be a senior PhD student in epidemiology, health sciences, public health or a relevant social science;
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate commitment to a high standard of academic excellence and have an interest in, or experience with, climate change research;
  • Recent experience with quantitative data analysis (using either: Stata and/or R) is required;
  • Applicants should possess strong project management skills including the ability to multitask and prioritize work with tight deadlines, advance complex projects, and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues and partners from various disciplines;
  • Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex data in a straightforward way

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience in social or health climate projection research is considered an asset

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.