One Post-Doctoral position (.pdf)  is available immediately to contribute to Dr. Andrew Laing’s research program associated with fall-related injury prevention in older adults. This position will serve as a bridge between Dr. Laing’s Injury Biomechanics and Aging Laboratory and his Safety Flooring Laboratory (based in the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging). We are looking for an energetic and creative post-doctoral fellow to contribute to the development and implementation of novel lines of research related to injury prevention, falls, and mobility in older adults.

Requirements: The incumbent must have a PhD in Kinesiology, Engineering, Neuroscience, Clinical Science (or related area) and ideally experience working with stakeholder groups including older adults, elder care facilities, and multi-disciplinary research groups. Relevant skills include expertise related to impact biomechanics, balance control, fall prevention, and/or ergonomics. Experience working with funding agencies, programming in Matlab, probabilistic modeling, and/or epidemiological methods would be strong assets. Mitacs Post-Doctoral eligibility must be met (Mitacs criteria).

Specifics: Annual salary will be based on Mitacs guidelines (up to $55k per year). Funding is available initially for a 2-year contract. More details can be found in the attached job advertisement.

Process: Applications should be emailed to Andrew Laing (actlaing@uwaterloo.ca) with a subject line of YOURLASTNAME-RIA-PDF-2019. While the submission deadline is September 13, applications will be considered until a suitable candidate is found. As part of the application please attach a single PDF file (filename ‘YOURLASTNAME-RIA-PDF-2019’) including:

1.         A personal statement describing research interests, experience, and goals (< 2 pages)

2.         A complete curriculum vitae

3.         Names and contact information of three references