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School of Public Health and Health Systems

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Cognitive Neuroscience

The Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of cognitive neuroscience.  In special circumstances, qualified candidates who are at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered.

The successful candidate must have a PhD with evidence of an active research program within the area of cognitive neuroscience. Candidates are expected to have a strong portfolio of scholarly research, evidence of ability to obtain extramural funding and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching. In addition to advancing a personal research program, candidates will have the opportunity to work as part of multidisciplinary teams. Research opportunities exist not only within the Department of Kinesiology and its new 20,000 ft2 Applied Research facility but also within the several related research centres such as the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.  We welcome applications from individuals across a range of possible disciplines and research themes including, but not limited to: cognitive determinants of movement and behavior, neuropsychology, cognitive rehabilitation, physiological psychology, cognitive genomics, functional neuroimaging and computational neuroscience.  Individuals planning to develop or having both a fundamental and applied focus of cognitive neuroscience research are particularly encouraged to apply. Primary duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and supervising graduate students. 

The Department of Kinesiology is an inter-disciplinary department with expertise spanning the scientific study of human movement. A main focus of the department is to discover and explain mechanisms and principles of human movement and to apply this knowledge to the prevention of illness and injury using strategies that optimize health and physical performance. The department offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Kinesiology. Further information about the department can be found at the Department of Kinesiology.

Based on qualifications, the salary range for this position will range from $90,000 to $130,000.  Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is Sept 1, 2018. The start date will be July 1, 2019 or as negotiated.

Applications should include a statement of research interest and teaching experience, overview of the applicant’s anticipated 5-year research plan and curriculum vitae.  These materials should be sent electronically to the attention of:  Professor W. E. McIlroy, Chair, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada. Please send via email to Denise Hay at:   Applicants should also provide names for four referees who would be willing to provide letters of support upon request from the search committee.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.

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Postdoctoral fellow positions

Posted: April 27, 2018

Examining the long-term consequences of foodborne infections

The School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo (Canada) is seeking an exceptional quantitative epidemiologist for a post-doctoral position. The applicant will work with co-PIs Dr. Shannon Majowicz (Waterloo) and Dr. Eleni Galanis (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control) for a 2-year (renewable up to 3-years) position, and will use a decade of large-scale administrative health data for the province of BC, Canada, to determine the burden of long-term sequelae following foodborne infections. Time permitting, this position will also allow for other aspects of the epidemiology and burden of foodborne infections and their sequelae to be investigated, and for approaches to investigate the chronic population health impacts of prevalent infections to be advanced.     

This is position is funded via a CIHR Project Grant aimed at identifying the real risks faced by those who develop a foodborne infection. The multi-sector study team includes academia, public health, and clinical practice, thus providing the successful applicant with the opportunity to develop and apply methods in multiple contexts, and to work with both public health and clinical medicine partners to help apply findings to policy and practice. 

The primary objectives of this position are to determine the population health burden from foodborne infections and their sequelae, and to describe the clinical progression of these infections to their longer-term outcomes. Specifically, this position will investigate the epidemiology and clinical progression across the range of foodborne infection outcomes (including acute illness, sequelae, and death), and will determine the fraction of sequelae in the population attributable to these foodborne infections. Depending on the successful applicant’s career goals and expertise, this position may also be responsible for estimating the direct healthcare costs due to these foodborne infections and their various outcomes, and/or quantifying the likelihood of developing long-term sequelae following these infections. 

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in epidemiology or biostatistics (or closely related field, e.g., public health). Candidates should have exceptional writing and quantitative analysis skills, and have experience with descriptive and multivariable regression analyses of large-scale datasets. Prior experience with longitudinal models, administrative health data, and/or use of propensity scores are assets.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills. Dr. Majowicz will discuss the specific research components of this opportunity with appropriate candidates. 

Applications will be reviewed as received. This posting will remain open until the position is filled. The start date of the position is flexible, but sometime between May–July 2018 is encouraged. This position is located in Waterloo (Ontario, Canada), with the potential to spend short time periods with project partners, e.g., British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (Vancouver, BC), McGill University (Montreal, QC), and Statens Serum Institute (Copenhagen, Denmark), as needed. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Interested applicants should submit an application electronically that includes a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests specific to the position, up to 3 samples of scholarly work, and the name of 2 referees to:

Shannon Majowicz, PhD

Assistant Professor

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