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:

Working under the direction of Dr. Malcolm Doupe (TREC Lead Investigator in Manitoba) for a one-year period, the postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with TREC Scientists and other national leaders to develop a research program in the areas of intervention scale-up and/or leadership training (e.g., developing interventions and creating evaluation frameworks, conducting pilot initiatives, grant writing, manuscript preparation). This position will be physically located at the Max Rady College of Medicine, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP, where Dr. Doupe is located), University of Manitoba. Additional collaborative opportunities are also available through both the TREC scientific team (e.g., the fellow will attend bi-annual national scientific meetings and present research findings at academic conferences) 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.) is an asset.
  • 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

  • The fellow will collaborate with key TREC scientists to plan for and implement scale-up and leadership training initiatives, to prepare grants in these and related areas, and to prepare peer reviewed manuscripts from the TREC observational data system

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 early 2019, 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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