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Postdoctoral Scholar in the area of Health Preferences Research, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 23070

Updated: September 7, 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:          Health Preferences Research

Duration:   1 year with the possibility of extension

Start Date   As soon as possible (negotiable)

Salary:       Commensurate with experience, plus Plan C health benefits

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 Health Preferences Research.

Job Description:

The postdoctoral scholar will contribute to Dr. Deborah Marshall’s nationally and internationally funded program of research on stated preference health economics research.  The successful applicant will engage on projects applying stated preference methods (eg., discrete choice experiments) across different content/clinical areas that are in progress, as well projects expected to emerge during the appointment period.  The postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to advance their experimental design and analytic skills, contribute to methodological work and to develop a program of research in health economics preferences research.  The team has strong networks in the health economics and health services research communities in Canada, North America and internationally. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated early career researcher to make a significant contribution to a growing field of health economics with a successful, multidisciplinary research team known for leading high-quality, impactful research in this field.  The successful scholar will be strongly encouraged to apply for national/international awards. 

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must hold a PhD* in health economics, economics, or a relevant discipline by the time of the position start.  The PhD must have been completed within the last three years
  • Extensive research expertise in health preference research is required
  • Strong experience with design and analysis of stated preference research data is required
  • Experience with the conduct of methodological experiments in patient preference research is preferred
  • Experience with specialized experimental design software (eg, Ngene, SAS) and general statistical analysis packages (eg, Stata, R) is required
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and effectively as a member of a team 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 – [Your Name] to Dr. Gillian Currie, Associate Director of Health Economics Research 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 position is filled.

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.

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.

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