Competition No. - A102343076
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Position:
Gender Outcomes International Group: to Further Well-being Development (GOING-FWD) Study
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Colleen Norris (https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/cnorris). Dr. Norris is a tenure-track faculty member in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on sex and gender differences in patients with coronary artery disease. The Fellow will also be co-supervised by Dr. Louise Pilote (https://www.mcgill.ca/epi-biostat-occh/louise-pilote) Professor of Medicine at McGill University.
The overarching aims of this project are to integrate sex and gender dimensions in applied health research, to evaluate their impact on clinical cost-sensitive outcomes and patients reported outcomes related to quality of life in noncommunicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, chronic kidney disease and neurological disease. The project will be based on a five-country transatlantic network involving 30 investigators. The team will benchmark innovative solutions to measure gender in retrospective cohorts. Based on consensus, a framework will be developed to identify gender-related factors, as well as cost-sensitivities and patients reported outcomes and measures in 32 cohorts of patients affected by cardiovascular, chronic kidney and neurological diseases and metabolic syndrome.
Immense data scientific analytic approaches such as machine learning will be used to analyze the large data sets. The Fellow will need the technical skills to manage the project, set up and run a distributed analysis, and possibly troubleshoot. The candidate will lead the federated analyses and help to overcome the stumbling blocks associated with such analyses when the data cannot be shared. The Fellow will have to be able to think outside the box by trying different approaches (e.g. data synthesis and compare it to distributed computation).
This full-time position is available for a period of one year, starting as soon as possible. The fellowship includes the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding availability. The Fellow will receive a yearly salary ranging between $43,150-$46,875, dependent on qualifications and experience, with some extended health benefits, use of appropriate computational services, and full access to university libraries.
PhD/Graduating PhD in Epidemiology/Nursing who has extensive experience with quantitative data analysis/statistics.
Good software skills such as the ability to program.
Strong competencies in MS Office software.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills for effective coordination.
Ability to perform data analysis independently and to carry out literature searches and reviews.
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated abilities as a team player.
Detail oriented with strong problem finding, resolution and documentation skills.
Interested candidates are asked to submit an application consisting of:
1) A detailed cover letter describing how the candidate’s background and previous training fit the qualifications of the position and their ability to meet the duties and responsibilities.
2) A curriculum vitae
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.