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Post Doctoral Scholar, Department of Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 26554

Updated: August 4, 2022

Location: Foothills Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

Area: Psychiatry

Duration: 1 Year (possibility of extension)

Start Date: September 1, 2022

Salary: 65,000 + benefits

 

The Department of Psychiatry in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Knowledge Translation.

Job Description:

As part of a Public Health Agency of Canada funded project, we are hiring a post-doctoral fellow to support the development of national clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of mental health disorders in older adults. In particular, the guideline under development will address the assessment and management behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. Our objectives for these guidelines are to provide practical and evidence-based recommendations to guide clinicians across Canada in providing high quality mental health care to older adults. In this role you will work closely with a project co-ordinator, with a working group consisting of seniors mental health researchers and clinicians, with project partners, advisors, and external experts, and under the supervision of Dr. Seitz. The Postdoctoral scholar will be involved in the design of studies, study management (research ethics and compliance procedures), analysis of studies using observational and biostatistical methods, and knowledge translation activities related to research outputs including presentations and preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications. The postdoctoral scholar will also take a lead role in communicating and coordinating with other trainees, researchers and members of the research staff. There will be opportunities for continuing education as part of the Postdoctoral scholar position. The position is available to any suitable candidates located in Calgary. The start date for the position is September 1, 2022 and the duration of the position is for one year with the possibility of a 6 – 12 month extension depending on performance and funding. The post-doctoral scholar will be supervised by Dr. Dallas Seitz at the University of Calgary.  

Qualifications:

  • Required: PhD in relevant field including: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Services Research, Gerontology or related field 
  • Completion of PhD (or anticipated completion of PhD) within 2 years preceding application preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as part of research team
  • Experience with knowledge translation activities including knowledge synthesis, implementation science or educational interventions
  • Experience with research ethics board applications preferred 
  • Previous experience in systematic reviews and/or guideline development is required, including publication of a previous review with responsibility for data extraction and quality appraisal
  • Content expertise in mental health and/or methodology expertise in systematic review or guideline are strong assets but not required
  • Strong medical writing skills 
  • Good critical appraisal skills
  • Experience working to deadline
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and oral communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and initiative to solve problems independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, and to build working relationships with external partners and stakeholders
     

Application Details:

Applicants who are interested in this position should contact Dr. Dallas Seitz ([email protected]) and provide their current CV along with the names of three references and a brief cover letter outlining your interest in the position. The position is located in Calgary, Alberta. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

Additional Information

The terms and conditions of employment are covered under the UCalgary and PDAC Collective Agreement. To learn more about the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone. For more information visit research.ucalgary.ca/postdocs.

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

 

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