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For 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 web site (see All Applicants Career Search on left menu for external postings).

Faculty positions

School of Public Health and Health Systems

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Kinesiology

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Recreation and Leisure Studies

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Research positions

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Postdoctoral fellow positions

Postdoctoral Fellow - Toxicology and Exposure Science

A postdoctoral research position is currently availability in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Laird of the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. The successful applicant will assist with the development and implementation of contaminant biomonitoring research among Aboriginal populations in the Canadian Arctic and subarctic. The goal of the project to be undertaken by the successful applicant is to investigate the current levels of contaminant exposure within First Nations communities in the Northwest Territories. The outcomes of this work will help shape public health interventions and communication strategies that promote traditional food use in ways that improve food security while limiting exposure to dietary contaminants such as mercury, cadmium, and lead.
 
Candidates with strong backgrounds in toxicology, risk assessment contaminant biomonitoring, exposure science, and/or Aboriginal environmental health are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a PhD in toxicology, environmental science, biology, health studies, or a related discipline. Experience conducting participatory research among Indigenous populations would be considered a major asset.
 
Interested candidates should send their cover letter and curriculum vitae by email to Brian Laird by June 15, 2015. The projected start date of this position is July 1, 2015.
 
The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. 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.
 

Postdoctoral Fellow (two positions) - COMPASS

Evidence-to-action for comprehensive chronic disease prevention among youth: shaping the direction of youth health with the COMPASS system

Two post-doctoral positions are available in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, Canada. The applicant(s) will work with Dr. Scott Leatherdale and his pan- Canadian and international team of research colleagues and stakeholders for a 2-year training program associated with the COMPASS study.

The primary objective of these positions are to advance the program of research and practice associated with COMPASS, a longitudinal quasi-experimental research project following 50,000+ students from 89 secondary schools to evaluate how ongoing changes in policies, programs, or built environment resources are related to changes in multiple outcomes over time. The outcomes available in COMPASS include obesity, tobacco use (including e-cigarettes), alcohol use, diet, physical activity, bullying, sedentary behaviour, and marijuana use. Applicant(s) will be encouraged to work on any of the topic domains of interest within the COMPASS infrastructure. Additional details on the data available within COMPASS are available in print (http://ow.ly/LDFh1) or online (www.compass.uwaterloo.ca).

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant area (e.g., public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, economics) and have no more than 2 years of relevant postdoctoral experience. Candidates should have strong writing and quantitative analysis skills, with a primary interest in primary prevention or program- or policy-relevant  evaluation research. Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills.

Interested applicants are also encouraged to consider applying for a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) for the 2015 competition: https://uwaterloo.ca/postdoctoral/funding-and-awards/banting-postdoctoral-fellowships/. Dr. Leatherdale will discuss this opportunity with appropriate candidates.

Applications will be reviewed as received. This posting will remain open until the positions are filled. The start date of the position is flexible. I 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 COMPASS study, up to three samples of scholarly work, and the name of two referees to:

Scott Leatherdale, PhD
Associate Professor, CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Health Research sleather@uwaterloo.ca

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