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Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Population Health, Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ontario

Waterloo, Ontario
No deadline noted
Start date: as early as April 1, 2013; part-time and full-time opportunities available; initial appointment 1 year with option for renewal
The Propel Centre is accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships.  Positions are available for qualified candidates from diverse fields (e.g., population health, health studies, planning, epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, psychology) who are interested in advancing their research skills, productivity, and collaborations with science, policy and practice colleagues. The candidates will participate fully in Propel’s diverse scientific programs, with a primary emphasis in tobacco control, including protection, prevention and cessation, and a focus on youth. They will be expected to lead and support peer-reviewed and other publications, and participate in the preparation and execution of grant proposals. 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 Youth Smoking Survey. They will also be able to contribute to and build on existing projects (e.g., smoking cessation quitlines, 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 was co-founded by the Canadian Cancer Society and the University of Waterloo. We are a pan-Canadian collaborative enterprise that conducts research, evaluation and knowledge exchange to accelerate improvements in the health of populations. Areas of focus include tobacco control, youth health, chronic disease prevention and capacity development (methods, evaluation research, graduate student training, knowledge to action).  Propel’s niche is relevant and rigorous studies that inform policies and practice to prevent chronic diseases. We are committed to moving evidence into action. Propel’s in-house team includes six research faculty and 42 staff. The Propel team also includes Waterloo faculty and collaborators across Canada from research, policy and practice sectors, including those working in government and non-government organizations.  More information about Propel is available at:
Applications will be reviewed as received and this posting will remain open until positions are filled.  Interested applicants should submit an application electronically including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, samples of scholarly work and at least two reference letters to:
Katherine Marshall
Director Planning and Operations,
Propel Centre for Population Health Impact
Lyle Hallman North, Room 1728
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada  N1R 7G5
Phone:  519-888-4567, ext. 36979