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Research Associate, Population Health Promotion, Prairie Region Health Promotion Research Centre

The Prairie Region Health Promotion Research Centre (PRHPRC) is a
centre of excellence in health promotion research and practice. The
Centre was established in 1993 as one of six health promotion research
institutes across Canada. Located within the Department of Community
Health and Epidemiology, it continues to develop a range of initiatives
through strategic partnerships with communities, health related
organizations, policy makers on local, national and international
level.

Following a renewal of its strategic directions, the Centre is
expanding to incorporate its new approaches. An exciting opportunity
exits at the Centre for a Research Scientist in Population Health
Promotion. Candidates will have: a through knowledge of methods and
theories that can inform a greater understanding of the pathways
between social and environmental conditions and human health;
experience and commitment to full time research on population health
determinants, and applied research with communities; a PhD and peer
reviewed publications. Research projects will be developed in
consultation with the Centre Director and stakeholders. These will
include but not be limited to integrating primary health and population
health promotion approaches, evidence based health promotion, and
program evaluation. We anticipate the successful candidate will play an
active role in creating new research projects and partnerships.
Experience in health promotion practice and/or international health is
a definite asset. The appointment will be a three year term Research
Scientist position within the Department of Community Health and
Epidemiology. 90% of the Candidate's time will be allocated to the
PRHPRC research program with the remaining 10% to graduate student
supervision, teaching and other departmental responsibilities.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to employment equity. All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however. Canadian and
permanent residents will be given first priority.

For additional information please contact Dr Lewis Williams, PRHPRC's
director at lewis.williams@usask.ca or (306) 966-7939. Interested
candidates are asked to submit a covering letter, outlining their
personal research interests, a full curriculum vitae, three letters of
reference and a brief statement on why they are interested in
collaborative, interdisciplinary and applied research on population
health determinants to no later than December 2 , 2005, to

Dr Lewis Williams, Director PRHPRC
and
Dr Bruce Reeder, Department Head, Community Health & Epidemiology
College of Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK S7N 5E5
Fax: (306) 966-7920
bruce.reeder@usask.ca