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School of Public Health; University of Saskatchewan Post-Doc Position

August 1, 2019   |   Categories: Job Postings

Status:

The position is for one year; possibility of renewal for another year.  Salary will follow the university standard for a PDF and will commensurate with experience.

Requisition:

Open Date: July 29, 2019

Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until the position are filled (ideal start date is September 1, 2019).

Description: There is 1 opening for this position. Located in Saskatoon.

Project Description:
The selected candidate will work on evaluating transportation services in Saskatchewan with the aim of helping with a business plan for the province. For many individuals who cannot drive (e.g. healthy older adults and those with cognitive impairment and/or dementia, physical disabilities), there are substantial problems whereby access to fundamental services (e.g. specialized health services) is challenging and can reduce social participation and quality of life. Last year, several private transportation services have ceased, leaving thousands of people without access to transportation. Phase I of the project was an environmental scan of available transportation services (and is complete). Phase II includes a survey that is currently being deployed and Phase III includes conducting interviews with key stakeholders. The selected candidate will analyze the survey data, as well as perform interviews/focus groups with key stakeholders (e.g. Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, MLA’s, Residents of SK) and perform associated analyses. Additionally, the selected candidate will help evaluate a new community led-transportation service in Saskatchewan (with the aim of scaling-up to other towns). Together, the findings will inform a business plan for developing a sustainable transportation infrastructure in Saskatchewan and will work with various stakeholders in developing this plan (e.g. government, transit organizations and other stakeholders).

Expectations:
We are seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to work in the area of evaluation and transportation planning. Candidates must hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline (e.g. Aging, Evaluation, Health, Engineering) at the time of appointment and have experience working in a research environment. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2019. This is a one-year position with an opportunity for renewal.
The successful candidate will join a unique team, comprising of researchers, clinicians, policy makers and knowledge users. The successful candidate will work with the research team to perform conduct surveys, interviews and focus groups to collect the necessary evidence to inform alternative transportation planning in the province. Additionally, the selected candidate will take a leading role in evaluating a new community led transportation service in rural Saskatchewan to ensure its success and sustainability.  In addition to the above, the candidate is expected to contribute to the business plan, as well as being involved in grant submissions, mentoring of graduate students, developing/submitting manuscripts, conference presentations, as well as knowledge translation activities.

Requirements:
Applicants should hold a PhD degree in a Health or Sciences related discipline (or similarly related) at time of appointment. The candidate should have a background in mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative methods and analyses). Prior experience working with older adults, as well as in transportation, are considered assets, as well as prior experience writing grants, manuscripts and preparing conference presentations. A valid driver’s license is also required as the selected candidate will visit various regions of the province.

How to Apply:
To apply, please send the following to Dr. Alexander Crizzle via email: alex.crizzle@usask.ca

• A complete CV
• A cover letter stating how your research background and qualifications match the position
• Names and contact information for three references

Alexander Crizzle, PhD, MPH, CE
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Phone: 306-966-2773
Email: alex.crizzle@usask.ca

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