Post Doctoral Scholar in Health Services Research

University of Calgary



Position Description

Area: Geriatrics/Gerontology/Emergency Medicine           
Duration: 3 years               
Start date: July 1, 2019
Salary: $50,000 plus Plan C extended benefits

The Department of Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Services Research.

Job Description:

Support the implementation and evaluation of a pathway targeted at the early detection and management of acute issues among residents living within long-term care (LTC), including optimizing the use of community paramedicine and emergency department transfers. This project is funded as a PRIHS (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System) grant.

Duties will include:

  • Recruit LTC residents and families for interviews
  • Recruit health care providers for focus groups
  • Conduct interviews and focus groups
  • Complete chart reviews and safety audits
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Assist with the roll out of the pathway, which is utilizing a step wedge design
  • Manage timelines and target deadlines for deliverables and milestones
  • Help with manuscript preparation
  • Opportunities to present results at local and national meetings
  • In addition to working with the project investigators located at U of Calgary, there is also the opportunity to spend a few months in Edmonton working and learning directly with project investigators at U of Alberta (during qualitative analysis)


A minimum of a PhD, completed within the past 2 years, in the area of health services research, knowledge translation, gerontology, emergency medicine or a related field is required. Candidates should also have experience in qualitative research and in research involving older adults. Mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) research experience, and strong organization and communication skills are all an asset. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada.

Application details:  

Please submit applications electronically to:

Deadline June 15, 2019

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

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.

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 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. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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