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Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Medicine

Job ID: 28200

Updated: March 6, 2023

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:          Kidney Health Sciences Research and Clinical Trials

Duration:   2 years

Start Date:   September 2023 or when filled

Salary:       $60,000 per annum plus benefits (+ $1,500 per annum research allowance)

The Department of Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Kidney Health Informatics and Data Science

Job Description:

The Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration (ICDC) and the University of Calgary are accepting applications for a Scholar in data science for kidney health and disease, to be based in Calgary, Alberta. The successful candidate will work within a dynamic and leading team of collaborators including the Alberta Kidney Disease Network, the Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration, and Alberta Health Services’ Strategic Clinical Networks.

This two-year Postdoctoral Scholar will train emerging leaders in data science for kidney health and disease. The two key areas of focus are: (1) development and validation of predictive analytics approaches, and (2) implementation and testing of decision support tools for kidney health and disease. The work will be part of a CIHR team grant titled: Using personalized risk and digital tools to guide transitions following acute kidney events - a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. This work will leverage Connect Care the newly integrated provincial electronic health record to improve quality of care in acute kidney injury. Interest in the use of electronic health record data and experience in epidemiology and trial design would be an asset. Postdoctoral output will include opportunities to disseminate to academic, clinical, operational, and lay audiences to inform local and provincial policy, procedures and decision-making in an evolving learning health system.

Preference will be given to those who hold advanced (PhD) training in research methodology for health data science, epidemiology, biostatistics, and / or computer science. We offer close mentorship, opportunities to contribute to a wide variety of research projects in acute and chronic kidney and cardiovascular diseases, and a collegial and supportive working environment. Financial assistance with relocation may be available for certain candidates.

Successful candidates will be fluent in English and be eligible to reside in Canada during the Postdoctoral Scholarship.  


  • Successful applicants will have completed their PhD within the last 5 years, have expertise in one of the methodological areas highlighted above, including data science, epidemiology, biostatistics, or computer science, with a competitive publication list and academic record.

* Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position.

Application Details:

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Individuals interested in this opportunity should submit the following via email or mail:

  •  Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Any relevant publications
  • Names and contact information of three references

Dr. Matthew T James MD, PhD FRCPC
Associate Professor
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine
Department of Community Health Sciences
Cumming School of Medicine
3280 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4Z6
University of Calgary
[email protected]
Phone: 403-220-6499
Fax: 403-210-6660

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted further. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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.

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