Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Physical Activity and Applied Public Health

Institution (Location)
University of British Columbia
Start Date
January 1, 2018
$60,000 CDN + benefits
Position Description

The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a one?year full?time Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the School of Kinesiology in physical activity and applied public health. The expected start date is January 1, 2018. The position will primarily support evaluations of national, provincial, and local policy and/or programme interventions to promote physical activity or reduce sedentary behavior. The successful applicant will work closely with Dr. Guy Faulkner, CIHR Chair in Applied Public Health, in developing and conducting evaluations of a range of initiatives. The incumbent will also be expected to lead analyses of available secondary datasets. 

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

The salary is CAD60, 000 per annum plus eligible benefits1. The work location will be in the School of Kinesiology at UBC (Vancouver campus). Given the nature of the work some travel will be necessary. Candidates should hold, or expect to hold by the time of appointment, a doctoral degree for no more than 5 years since being awarded the doctoral degree in a relevant domain of physical activity and public health. Sound knowledge and experience of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies are essential. The successful applicant will possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. 

How to Apply

 This is a one year position with the possibility of a one?year extension. This position is subject to final funding approval. Please address informal inquiries to Dr. Guy Faulkner at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until 1st November 2017. Interested applicants are asked to send a letter of application outlining any relevant expertise, a copy of the curriculum vitae, two representative publications, as well as contact information for two referees, directly to Dr. Guy Faulkner at [email protected] 

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