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Postdoctoral Scholar, Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology

Job ID: 19786

Updated: March 1, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Area:             Sport-related Concussion in Youth
Duration:       2 years  
Start date:     January to April 2020
Salary:           $60,000 CAD per year, plus University of Calgary Plan C Health Insurance Benefits

The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (1 of 11 International Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health supported by the International Olympic Committee), under the supervision of Dr. Carolyn Emery, in alignment with the University of Calgary’s Integrated Concussion Research Program. This is a University wide multidisciplinary research program across basic science, clinical, population health and health systems research with a focus on concussion across prevention, detection, diagnosis, prognosis, management and treatment. 

Job Description:

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Scholar to lead a research program aligned with the SHRed (Surveillance in High Schools to Reduce Concussions and their Consequences) Program (C. Emery, Principle Investigator). Dr. Carolyn Emery is a physiotherapist and epidemiologist for a research program focused on the prevention of concussions and all injuries and their consequences in youth sport and recreation.

SHRed Concussions is a pan-Canadian research project to inform a reduction in the burden of concussion in youth through evaluation of the development, implementation, effectiveness and sustainability of novel primary, secondary and tertiary concussion prevention strategies. SHRed Concussions will also inform sport-related concussion detection, diagnosis, prognosis, management and treatment in youth. SHRed Concussions is funded by the National Football League’s Scientific Advisory Board and involves a collaboration across ten Canadian Universities as well as over 30 community, government and industry partners across five provinces. 

The successful candidate will lead a research program aligned with research focused on the prevention of concussions and their long-term consequences; be engaged in research mentorship; and be involved in knowledge translation activities associated the SHRed concussions research programs.  


  1. A relevant PhD degree in or aligned with epidemiology, injury prevention, data science, rehabilitation biomechanics, exercise physiology, knowledge translation and / or sport science; 
  2. Expertise in concussion research;
  3. Good communication skills, ability to work independently and in a team environment.

To be eligible as a Postdoctoral scholar at the University of Calgary, you must have been awarded a PhD or equivalent within the five (5) years immediately preceding the appointment. Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position.

Application details:  

Interested candidates should email their current CV, expression of interest/cover letter, examples of 3 publications, names of 3 references, and a one-page research statement to Dr. Carolyn Emery ([email protected]) on or before February 29, 2020.

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.

About the University of Calgary

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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.

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