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Postdoctoral Scholar, Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 24127

Updated: October 14, 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: Paediatric Nephrology, Nephrotic Syndrome

Duration: 2 years

Start Date: Immediately or on agreement

Salary: Competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. The Fellow will be expected to make applications for salary funding, but base salary is not contingent on competitive funding. (Min. $50,000/year plus benefits)

The Section of Paediatric Nephrology in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Patient Engagement in Pediatric Nephrology Research. 

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will:

  • Be engaged in research full-time (1.0 FTE)
  • Conduct range of patient-oriented research in childhood nephrotic syndrome and participate in ongoing research in pediatric nephrology division.   
  • Have interest or expertise in working on one or more of the following, under the Supervisor’s guidance:
    • To use an existing cohort study and clinical data to develop patient and family-oriented research studies for children with nephrotic syndrome – this may include creating shared decision-making tools, investigating caregiver burden and patient quality of life.  
    • To develop a patient engagement strategy for ongoing studies in childhood nephrotic syndrome. 
    • To help develop a clinical trial investigating optimal steroid sparing regimens for childhood nephrotic syndrome.
  • Be expected to work in cohesion with a national team of basic/translational/clinical investigators studying childhood nephrotic syndrome.  
  • Critically evaluate the literature and be familiar with advanced patient engagement theories and concepts
  • Develop manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and advance patient oriented research profile in pediatric nephrology
  • Work independently
  • Apply to local, provincial and national funding competitions

Qualifications:

  • PhD in epidemiology or closely related discipline is required (completed within the last 3 years)
  • Experience in patient-oriented research, and/or health services research, qualitative research, knowledge translation, ethics submission, and all research procedures
  • Strong background in research design, methodology (clinical and health services research and/or qualitative research), biostatistics and knowledge translation including preparation of manuscripts and research papers
  • Excellent time management skills and 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) is an asset
  • Ability to use NVivo or other qualitative data analysis software is an asset
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent written communication skills are essential (i.e. ability to independently write peer-reviewed articles for publication, create knowledge translation tools)
  • 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

¿** If hired, the PDF is expected to apply to the University of Calgary’s Eyes High Post-doctoral fellowship program. According to Eyes High program guidelines, PDFs who received their PhD from University of Calgary do not qualify to receive funding through this program. 

Location of work:
The Scholar will be located at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, immediately adjacent to the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Calgary is a city of 1.2 million, one hour drive from resort towns in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 

Application Details:
Contact: Dr. Susan M. Samuel, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, [email protected]

Additional information:
The terms and conditions of employment are covered under the UCalgary and PDAC Collective Agreement. To find out more about postdoctoral scholar program at the University of Calgary as well as eligibility criteria, visit our Postdocs website.  

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.

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.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. 

 

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