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Postdoctoral Scholar, Illness Trajectories in People with Chronic Kidney Disease, Department of Medicine

Job ID: 22565

Updated: March 31, 2021

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: Illness Trajectories in People with Chronic Kidney Disease            

Duration: 2 - 4 years 

Start date: July 1, 2021

Salary: $55,000 CAD per year plus Plan C health benefits

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 Research.  

Job Description:

The postdoctoral associate will contribute to Dr. Ravani’s federally-funded research program on Illness trajectories in people with chronic kidney disease. The successful applicant will engage on a project evaluating how people with chronic kidney disease move across disease states and the probability of being in a state on the CKD trajectory. The goal of these projects is to build clinical support tools for patients and healthcare providers.  Time will also be provided for the postdoctoral scholar to continue to build and advance their own program of work. The successful scholar will be strongly encouraged to apply for national/international awards.


  • Applicant must hold a PhD* in statistics or a related discipline by the time of the position start
  • Strong experience with quantitative data collection and analysis (must)
  • Prove of productivity during the graduate training (first author publications will be screened)
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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

Application Details:

Please submit your application as a single PDF file with the subject line: Postdoctoral application to Dr. Pietro Ravani, Professor c/o Kirrily Hull at [email protected].

All applications must include:

  • Cover Letter that explains how the applicant’s program of research and publication record is appropriate for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Official or unofficial copy of diploma(s) / university certificate(s)
  • Contact information including email addresses for two (2) references to support the application. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply to this position immediately.   Application packages will be accepted until the successful candidate has been found.

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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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.

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