Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Limb Reconstruction Research Program

Position Summary

We are seeking a talented and dedicated researcher to join our team and help make a difference for children with limb differences.

The International Limb Difference Network is a global network of orthopaedic surgeons, researchers, and allied healthcare professionals with a common goal to improve the health-related quality of life of patients with limb differences. As part of this network, we are creating an International Limb Differences Registry. This prospective registry aims to collect data on all children with limb differences referred to the participating centers. The registry has the potential to have a direct impact on the treatment methods and standard of care for patients with limb differences around the world.

The Limb Reconstruction Research program seeks a talented postdoctoral fellow to lead the development of the International Limb Differences Registry. The qualified candidate will have an opportunity to work with an international group of orthopaedic surgeons, allied healthcare professionals and researchers to select the variables required for various lower limb conditions and build a REDCap database to collect data.

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  • To work with an international group of orthopaedic surgeons, allied healthcare professionals, and researchers to finalize the variables for  the registry
  • To work with the data management team and the local research team to build and test a REDCap database
  • To present findings on a regular basis to team members.
  • Liaise with project partners locally and internationally
  • To participate in other ongoing research projects as required
  • To produce conference abstracts and manuscripts
  • To provide support with future research proposals for new funding opportunities

Decision Making/Level of Accountability/Extent of Authority

The Postdoctoral Fellow is accountable for the quality and integrity of the research and data, as well as the effective and efficient management of research projects and deliverables. This position requires innovation, strategic planning, and adaptability. Incorrect decisions or actions may damage the reputation of the research program, lead to a loss of credibility in this field, and incur financial loss.

Supervision Received

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with a high degree of independence and set priorities under broad directives from Dr. Cooper. This position will also provide the candidate with excellent opportunities for growth in the field of clinical research.

Supervision Given

This position may involve the supervision of undergraduate students, other lab members, and collaborators to accomplish research goals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD (or equivalent) in epidemiology, MD/PhD or equivalent degree in population/public health and other related medical fields.
  • A background in database design, coding, statistics, and medical sciences.
  • Demonstrable experience in REDCap, managing and analyzing large datasets is a major asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to facilitate both self-directed and guided research are required.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding personal initiative and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively and multi-task in a fast-paced and in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Application Procedures

To join our team, please email with the subject line 'Postdoctoral Fellow' with the following items attached:

  • Covering letter detailing your research experience
  • Resume
  • Contact information for two research references

NOTE: This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. No telephone calls or drop-in inquiries are accepted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Additional Details

  • Desired start date: July 1, 2023 (flexible)
  • Duration: Fixed term / Temporary with the possibility of extension
  • Contract Type: Full Time


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Reference Number

Please mention reference number GPS-57206 in all your correspondence about this Postdoctoral Fellow position.

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