Funding Opportunities (Research and Training)
The deadline is February 1, 2018, for receipt of completed applications and all supporting documents by the department to which the applicant is applying (Please allow sufficient time for delivery). Electronic submissions are encouraged. Please click the link above for complete details regarding eligibility and applications.
One Postdoctoral position is available immediately to contribute to Dr. Andrew Laing’s research programs associated with fall-related injury prevention in older adults. This position will serve as a bridge between Dr. Laing’s Safety Flooring Laboratory (based out of the UW-Schlegel Research Institute for Aging) and the Injury Biomechanics and Aging Laboratory (associated with the University of Waterloo’s Department of Kinesiology). We are looking for an energetic and creative post-doctoral fellow to contribute to the development and implementation of novel lines of research related to injury prevention, falls, and mobility in older adults.
(UNB, Fredericton, NB, at the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub – APPTA, located within the York Care Center)
The first and novel AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub toward Advancing Policy and Practice in Technology and Aging (APPTA) is NOW seeking two (2) exceptional senior postdoctoral fellows to fill two positions being supported until March 31st, 2020. The positions are assigned to UNB Prof. Dolores Furlong (Nursing) with a co-appointed supervisors from an AGE-WELL Faculty. Reporting to the co-supervisors and working with the two KASE (Knowledge Acquisition and Stakeholder Engagement) Manager and Coordinator, the PDF will take the lead and oversee the research projects and activities over Knowledge Acquisition and Translation (KA/KT) and over Knowledge Exchange and Mobilization (KE/KM).
Carleton University is seeking exceptional Master’s and PhD students in Biomedical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering to contribute to research supported by the AGE-WELL NCE. The project, WP 5.1 Ambient-Based Physiological and Functional Monitoring (AMBI-MON) aims to develop sensor systems that can be embedded in the person’s environment and that deliver health and functional information in real time. For example, a bed-based pressure sensor will collect information on breathing, bed movements and characteristics of getting out of bed—all helpful in monitoring respiratory health, risk of skin breakdown, and transfer safety. Involvement in this project is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience working with an active, vibrant group of graduate students, researchers, industry partners and community-based organizations at a national scale and international scale.
Drs. Sixsmith, Doesburg and Moreno are offering 2 postdoctoral fellowships in aging and technology research. The positions are part of a large international project between Canada and France . It aims at investigating integrated models of dementia care, study real concrete solutions to sustain or improve health in aging population (i.e., training, activities), and the determinants of dementia over the lifespan.
Our team will be offering financial support to trainees registering at Université de Montréal or McGill University. Clinicians, MSc students, PhD students or postdoctoral fellows are eligible. Position is available immediately. Initial appointment is for one year at first, with possible renewal for another 1-2 years upon mutual satisfaction and funding availability.
As part of AGE-WELL (Aging Gracefully across Environments – technology for Wellness, Engagement and Long Life), Canada’s NCE for aging and technology, the TUNGSTEN project is developing and evaluating a novel set of techniques for engaging end-users with researchers, industry, and other stakeholders in all stages of the technology development and evaluation process, i.e. from ideas development, iterative testing, market research and advertising.
As part of AGE-WELL (Aging Gracefully across Environments – technology for Wellness, Engagement and Long Life), Canada’s new NCE for aging and technology, the TUNGSTEN project is developing and evaluating a novel set of techniques for engaging end-users with researchers, industry, and other stakeholders in all stages of the technology development and evaluation process, i.e. from ideas development, iterative testing, market research and advertising.
This project falls within the project funded by the National Centres of Excellence – AGE-WELL (http://agewellnce.ca/research; see WP3.3). We are looking for a graduate student who would be willing to undertake graduate studies in the field of technologies for maintaining at home an elderly person.
The Computational Health Informatics Laboratory (CHIL) in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo and the Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Laboratory (IATSL) at the University of Toronto seeks a highly qualified postdoctoral researchers with strong background and interest in building intelligent technologies for the assistance of persons with cognitive disabilities. We are particularly interested in candidates who work well in transdisciplinary environments, and who have interests in affective and social computing.