Postdoc Position - University of Manitoba

Translating Research in Elder Care Postdoctoral Fellow

Position Summary

Applicants are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship within the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) research program (Manitoba region). TREC is a multi-disciplinary group of 60+ pan-Canadian and international researchers, clinicians, resident representatives, and healthcare decision makers who conduct research on nursing home quality care and knowledge translation. TREC maintains a world-class and unique repository of survey, clinical, and administrative healthcare use records that define a range of nursing home work environment, clinical, and broader healthcare system use factors. Data can also be linked to multiple clinical trials designed to enhance nursing home care and resident quality of life. TREC is hosted at the University of Alberta with research nodes in Manitoba and British Columbia. This postdoctoral position is specific to the TREC Manitoba research node. Additional information about the TREC research program is available at the following URL:

This postdoctoral position will work directly with Dr. Malcolm Doupe (TREC Lead Investigator in Manitoba) for a one-year period commencing fall 2018. Activities will focus primarily on leading and co-authoring peer reviewed manuscripts with Dr. Doupe and involving other members of the TREC research team as appropriate. Opportunities are also available to assist with grant writing and conducting clinical trials. This position will be physically located at the Max Rady College of Medicine, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (where Dr. Doupe is located), University of Manitoba. Some additional collaborative opportunities are also available through both the TREC scientific team (e.g., attending bi-annual national scientific meetings, conference presentations) and MCHP (e.g., attending monthly scientific meetings, attending province-wide knowledge translation workshops). 


  • PhD in health services research, epidemiology, educational psychology, sociology, nursing, biostatistics, or a related field. 
  • Experience with and interest in pursuing a career in nursing home research.
  • Outstanding and demonstrated skills writing for peer reviewed publication. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency conducting analysis on large datasets using various software products (e.g., SAS, STATA, Mplus, SPSS, etc.).
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence and initiative.
  • Ability to make and adhere to self-imposed timelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with Dr. Doupe, this position mainly involves leading and co-authoring peer-reviewed publications using the TREC observational data. This will require an excellent working knowledge of the TREC data systems and the relevant nursing home literature. Limited time will be dedicated to grant preparation and clinical trials. 

This is a full-time position for a one-year period, contingent on satisfactory performance. The Fellow will receive a salary of $50,000 - $53,000 (commensurate with qualifications) with full staff benefits, university office space, use of appropriate computer services, full access to university libraries, and a limited travel budget.

To Apply 

Interested candidates should submit their application (a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two recent publications, and the contact information of two academic references) to:

Dr. Malcolm Doupe, PhD

Tel: +1-204-975-7759

Closing Date: While we would ideally like this position to be filled in the fall of 2018, this position will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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