Job Posting: Post Doctoral Scholar in the areas of Social / Nutritional Epidemiology, Cumming School of Medicine

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

Area: Social/nutritional epidemiology
Duration: 2 years with possibility of extension
Start date: Immediately
Salary: $55,000/year plus extended health care benefits and conference support

The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the areas of social/ nutritional epidemiology . The Postdoctoral Scholar will be supervised by Dr. Dana Olstad. Dr. Olstad is a Registered Dietitian who studies the impact of policy on socioeconomic inequities in dietary patterns and health. The successful candidate will work within a dynamic and leading team of researchers who are exploring novel means of understanding and intervening upon inequities in health and health-related behaviours, with a particular focus on diet quality.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will:

  • Be engaged in research full-time (1.0 FTE)
  • Conduct quantitative analyses to examine how social position shapes health and health behaviours, with a particular focus on diet quality
  • Work with large data sets linked to administrative health data including the Canadian Community Health Survey, the General Social Survey and Alberta’s Tomorrow Project
  • Critically select and apply robust statistical and/or machine learning techniques
  • Critically evaluate the literature and be familiar with advanced public health theories and concepts
  • Develop theoretically-rich manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals |
  • Work independently
  • Apply to local, provincial and national funding competitions

Qualifications:

  • PhD (completed within the last 3 years) with a specialization in areas related to public health, nutrition, biostatistics, data science and/or epidemiology
  • Have experience working in Statistics Canada’s Research Data Centres
  • The applicant must have excellent time management skills and be able to work in a self-directed manner within an interdisciplinary environment
  • Advanced ability to use Stata and other statistical packages (e.g. R, SAS)
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially in scientific writing
  • Strong track record of scholarly activities including publication of research findings in reputable peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations
  • Experience in applying for external grants and awards

Application details:

Please send a single PDF document containing the following by December 5, 2018 to: Dr. Dana Olstad; dana.olstad@ucalgary.ca .

  • Cover letter describing relevant research experience, qualifications, research interests and career goals
  • CV
  • Sample of three relevant peer-reviewed publications
  • Names of 3 references

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

2018-11-19T10:48:04+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: |
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