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Staff positions

For full-time staff employment opportunities in Applied Health Sciences, including Kinesiology, Public Health and Health Systems, and Recreation and Leisure Studies, visit the University of Waterloo's Human Resources My Career at Waterloo web site

Faculty positions

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Research positions

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Postdoctoral fellow positions


There are currently no open postdoctoral positions available.

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Population Health

Start date: negotiable

One year contract

The Propel Centre is accepting applications for postdoctoral fellows. Positions are available for qualified candidates from diverse fields (e.g., population health, health studies, planning, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology) who are interested in advancing their research skills, productivity, and collaborations with science, policy and practice colleagues. The candidates will conduct work in tobacco control. They will lead and support peer-reviewed and other publications, and participate in the preparation and execution of grants and contracts. Candidates will work as members of interdisciplinary project teams, participating fully in scholarly activities. They will have access to quantitative and qualitative data sets for secondary analyses, including the national Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs Survey (formerly the Youth Smoking Survey). They will also be able to contribute to and build on existing projects (e.g., smoking cessation interventions, healthy school communities, smoke-free spaces) and participate in existing networks and communities of research and practice.

Candidates must have excellent research and evaluation skills using quantitative, qualitative and/or mixed-methods studies, and have exceptional written and oral communication skills. They must be able to manage multiple concurrent projects, and be able to work with limited supervision. These positions present an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary training, developing diverse skills in study design, measurement, theory and knowledge exchange, and developing collaborations with scientific, policy and practice colleagues across the country.

Propel is a Senate-approved centre of the University of Waterloo and a national research program of the Canadian Cancer Society. Propel exists to prevent cancers, other chronic diseases and their behavioural and environmental causes. Using an engaged scholarship approach, Propel improves the health of people and places by leading and catalyzing relevant and rigorous studies, and moving evidence into action. Policy, practice and research colleagues across Canada actively engage with Propel. Our in‐house team includes scientists and highly skilled research staff. Please see Propel's website for more information. 

Applications will be reviewed as received and this posting will remain open until the positions are filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. The appointments are subject to the availability of funds. Please note that all applications are appreciated but only those under consideration will be contacted. Interested applicants should submit an application including curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, up to three samples of scholarly work and reference letters to:

Mari Alice Jolin, Associate Director, Planning

Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada  N2L 3G1

519-888-4567, ext. 36552 |

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