Postdoctoral Fellow in Aboriginal Health

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Call for Applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Aboriginal Health

The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a multi-institutional, research project titled “Acting Out! But in a Good Way.” IPHRC past Postdoctoral Fellows have been successful in going on to secure employment in Canadian and U.S. universities and in health organizations.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work in a sub-project of a larger project Iyiniw-Oskâtisak Pamihisowak: Using Indigenous Knowledge For A Healthier Aboriginal Youth described in the attached summary and funded by a Phase 3 Health Research Group Grant from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF). This fellowship will provide a stipend and research allowance to a PDF who will support and contribute to this project. For further information on the project, please refer to the project website:

Please note that this research will be conducted in partnership with Aboriginal communities and emphasize knowledge translation and capacity building in Aboriginal health research by individuals, communities, and institutions. Successful candidates must either be a Saskatchewan resident or be willing to relocate to Saskatchewan. The research will take place in Prince Albert and LaRonge.

Position Description/Responsibilities: The successful candidate will join an established team of Aboriginal health researchers who utilize a mixed-methods approach to research that includes community-based participatory, Indigenous, arts-based, and qualitative approaches. The PDF will have an opportunity to hone her or his skills in research by participating in data collection, analysis, and dissemination. The project will also provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to learn about research project management by managing a project at one site. The project will also provide an opportunity to participate in grant writing and build her or his CV by writing for publication.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must have completed Ph.D. within 5 years of applying, have knowledge of the issues germane to Aboriginal peoples’ health, and have a demonstrated ability to carry out productive research. Candidates from a wide array of disciplines will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience working successfully within Aboriginal communities. The successful candidate must have a valid drivers licence and be willing to travel to research sites.

Duration: 1 year with a possibility of renewal
Amount of Award: $50,000.00 plus a $5,000 research allowance Deadline: Open until filled.

The application package should include:

  1. Covering letter;
  2. A description of how the proposed research plan will fit within the larger research project

    (2 pages maximum);

  3. Curriculum vitae;
  4. Two confidential letters of support to be sent directly to

    from individuals who can comment on the candidate’s research ability and relevant work

    experiences, especially within the Aboriginal community;

  5. Official post-secondary transcripts and degree certificates;
  6. Proof of work/study permit (as appropriate);
  7. Copy of published articles.

Please send your application package to:

Prof. Jo-Ann Episkenew, Ph.D. Director
Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre CK115, University of Regina
(306) 337-3318

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