Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network™ (SCN)

University of Alberta - Edmonton, AB (il y a 30+ jours)

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The Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is seeking

applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network™ (SCN), Alberta

Health Services, under the supervision of Dr. Adrian Wagg, Scientific Director.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute significantly to the successful conduct of multiple activities prioritized by

the Scientific Office of the Seniors Health SCN. In consultation with the supervisor, the Postdoctoral Fellow will

lead the design and implementation of knowledge synthesis activities related to the SCN’s priority areas.

Activities will include systematic/scoping reviews on identified content areas and management of a rapid review

project. The former will include communication with traditional collaborators, while the latter will necessitate

communication with the public and community, social, and health service stakeholders. The successful applicant

will assist in refining evaluative frameworks and supporting the development and conduct of applied research sub-

projects. The Postdoctoral Fellow will actively contribute to the development of manuscripts for submission to

peer-reviewed publications as well as diverse dissemination media, and participate in the adjudication of

applications to Seniors Health SCN competitions aligned with this posting. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also assist

with general operations as needed, and engage in professional development opportunities as relevant and

interested. The training environment will provide a diverse set of experiences. Working with colleagues at

University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and Alberta Health Services, the successful applicant will be exposed

to research leaders and multi-professional teams in an innovative health service delivery setting.

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • A PhD in a health-related field (completed in the past 5yrs), with preference given to expertise in
gerontology and/or knowledge translation

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in conducting knowledge synthesis activities such as systematic reviews, scoping reviews
and/or rapid reviews

  • Experience conducting critical appraisals
  • Strong time and tasks management skills, to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Experience applying for and maintaining research ethics board approvals
  • Familiarity with reference management software
  • Experience in lay summary writing and social media considered an asset
  • The ability to work productively in a self-directed manner as well as collaboratively within a virtual
research team

To Apply:
Please email your application package as a single pdf file to Dr. Heather Hanson, Assistant Scientific Director,

Seniors Health SCN. Your application package should include:
  • A cover letter summarizing your interest in the position, relevant experience, and description of how this
training will contribute to your career goals

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two writing samples (published or unpublished) of related peer-reviewed publications, including an
explanation of your role in the work

Location: Calgary/Edmonton, Alberta (negotiable)

Start date: Immediate

Duration: 1-yr

Salary: $50,000 CDN per year

Closing date: Position open until filled

Contact Information:
Dr. Heather Hanson

Assistant Scientific Director, Seniors Health SCN

Alberta Health Services


Telephone: 403-944-5407

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


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; 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.