Funding Opportunities (Research and Training)
Postdoctoral Opportunity, Toronto Rehab – UHN
The postdoctoral fellow will primarily work on a project on detecting aggression in people living with dementia using wearable and ambient sensors. The position will be based at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network (TRI-UHN) and University of Toronto (UT) and will be co-supervised by Dr. Shehroz Khan, Scientist at TRI-UHN and Dr. Alex Mihailidis, Barbara G. Stymiest Research Chair in Rehabilitation Technology at the UT and Senior Scientist at TRI-UHN.
Information on the project is available here – https://www.researchgate.net/project/Agitation-and-Aggression-Detection-in-Older-Adults-with-Dementia
AGE-WELL and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists are pleased to announce a joint initiative, A Vision for Enabling Ageing Well in Ontario. This knowledge mobilization project seeks to promote the evidence-based value of using an occupational lens to address the needs of older adults. This initiative will support a postdoctoral trainee in a leadership role to develop, facilitate and evaluate evidence-based illustrations. This includes the collection, curation, dissemination and promotion of evidenced-based illustrations of the value of an occupational lens in responding to the occupational transition needs of older adults.
The project will run from September 2018 to August 2019 with a possibility of a one year renewal.
*Please note that this application process will not be forum-based. Applications can be emailed to Stephanie.Markowitz@uhn.ca.
The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Aging and Knowledge Translation. This Postdoctoral Scholar will be supervised by Dr. Joon Lee, an Associate Professor of Big Data Science with a joint appointment with the Department of Community Health Sciences and the Department of Cardiac Sciences. This position is funded by AGE-WELL, a pan-Canadian network of industry, non-profit organizations, government, care providers, end users, and academic partners working together using high-quality research to drive innovation and create technologies and services that benefit older adults and caregivers.
We are seeking an emerging researcher to work with us on a project linked to an international collaboration, ‘“Being Connected” at Home – Making use of digital devices in later life’. This project is funded by the “More Years, Better Lives” Joint Programming Initiative, and involves teams from Canada, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands. The Canadian workplan, funded by CIHR, is based at Trent University under the direction of Professors Barbara Marshall and Stephen Katz. We anticipate a start date in the late summer or early autumn of 2018 for this one-year position.
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.
Intelligent Technologies for Wellness and Independent Living (ITWIL) lab Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo. The Intelligent Technologies for Wellness and Independent Living (ITWIL) lab invites applications to the fully funded position of Intelligent Devices and Systems Postdoctoral Fellow. We are seeking candidates who have a strong background in human interactive systems, interface design, UI/UX, machine learning, and/or social computing and demonstrate a keen interest in applied technology development.