The candidate will work as a Postdoctoral Fellow on interdisciplinary projects led by Dr. Julia Schmidt at the CEDAR Brain Injury Lab. The position is based at the Rehabilitation Research Program at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, affiliated with the University of British Columbia (Vancouver).
Project and Responsibilities
The main role of the Postdoctoral Fellow is to contribute to a Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant-funded project on peer-support for people with traumatic brain injury: https://webapps.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/decisions/p/project_details.html?applId=460983&lang=en.
For this project, the successful candidate will:
- Lead project implementation
- Coordinate and communicate with the project team through sending email updates and leading project meetings
- Ensure data collection and recruitment proceed along the study timeline
- Oversee data entry, assist with data processing and analysis, maintain study databases
- Mentor graduate students and research assistants
- Lead knowledge dissemination activities for various stakeholder groups
The candidate will be supported to actively work on their publication record and present findings at conferences. They will have opportunities to expand their learning and networking through the Rehabilitation Research Program at GF Strong, the department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and the UBC Center for Hip Health and Mobility.
Qualifications and Experience
- Completion of a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences or related areas
- Interest and expertise in health and rehabilitation after brain injury
- Experience in quantitative data collection and analysis
- Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
- Excellent problem solving and communication skills
- Strong academic writing skills
- Experience publishing academic journal articles and presenting at conferences
- Experience working with people with brain injury
Timeline and Hiring Process
The position is for one year, renewable for a second and third year. The preferred start date is January, 2023.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, contact details of two referees, and date of availability to email@example.com. Review of application will begin August 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
About the Rehabilitation Research Program
As British Columbia’s largest rehabilitation centre, GF Strong provides inpatient, outpatient, and outreach rehabilitation services for individuals who have suffered from an acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, or chronic disease. The Rehabilitation Research Program within GF Strong conducts research to improve the lives of those with disabilities and their families. At the Rehabilitation Research Program lab, monthly Productivity Clubs and Lab Meetings are conducted to provide time for trainees and faculty to discuss lab member updates, publications, work environment committee topics, and any other pertinent information. The Productivity Club specifically aims to enhance the publication success rate of students focusing on wheelchair and rehabilitation-related research. The Rehabilitation Research Program hosts an Annual Research Day at GF Strong with presentations and posters from rehabilitation-based trainees, residents, faculty, staff, and a keynote speaker.
More about the Rehabilitation Research Program: http://www.rehabresearchprogram.com/about
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