Funding Opportunities (Research and Training)
The Alzheimer Society Research Program is looking for big, bold, out-ofthe-box ideas to find the causes of dementia and breakthrough solutions in care. We ’ re investing more in new investigators to spark their ideas and build their careers. The ASRP is looking for candidates across all disciplines who want to tackle the biggest challenge of our time.
The MOvIT-UP project aims to implement the MOvIT+™ intervention (https://www.movitplus.com/) in seven clinical settings across Canada, including six Health and Social Services Centres (CIUSSS) in Quebec. MOvIT+™ is a digital remote monitoring and training intervention (e.g. automated questionnaires, multimedia devices) for users and their caregivers after the provision of new assistive technologies. The objective of this project is to deploy the intervention on a large scale as part of a stepped-wedge trial in clinical settings in Quebec that provide mobility aids.
Candidates will be registered in Rehabilitation Sciences at the Université de Montréal (https://readaptation.umontreal.ca/etudes/sciences-de-la-readaptation/). The research project will include sub-projects, i) evaluation of the implementation of the intervention and ii) evaluation of the clinical impacts. Applicants will establish collaborations with other project members and committees (Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia).
A PhD position is available immediately for a highly motivated graduate student to join a dynamic research team devoted to issues related to brain health, technology and patient experience. The position is based out of the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. The successful individual will work closely with the Principal Investigator of the Neuroscience, Engagement and Smart Tech (NEST) Lab and other members of the Project Team to evaluate and co-develop technology to support brain health across the lifespan.
One Mitacs-funded Post-Doctoral position is available immediately to contribute to Dr. Andrew Laing’s research program associated with fall-related injury prevention in older adults. This position will serve as a bridge between Dr. Laing’s Injury Biomechanics and Aging Laboratory (associated with the University of Waterloo) and his Safety Flooring Laboratory (based in the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging). 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.
The STICS project is funded by AGE-WELL, involving a team of researchers from across Ontario, and is led out of the Toronto Rehab Institute at UHN. Our project team is looking at technologies which track the location of residents within long-term care facilities. We are interested in using these technologies to improve quality of care and quality of life for residents of long-term care. We are seeking a student research assistant to assist in the collection and analysis of some preliminary stakeholder consultation data, and in the preparation of a literature review
At Toronto Rehab, the Dementia Rehab group is working to revolutionize the care of people with dementia by organizing, integrating, analyzing, and modeling physiological and behavioural data gathered across the clinical environment using environmental and wearable sensors and the electronic medical record. The Clinical Research Coordinator II will work closely with the Principal Investigator to help coordinate the research team and clinical studies. You will develop and monitor timelines for existing studies, balancing the demands of multiple projects and maintain a database of current studies and their status. You will help to supervise the research team, comprised of research assistants, trainees and volunteers, including providing training, developing communication strategies, and organizing team meetings.
In the context of a new project on aging — the Chair Active Aging 2.0 — starting in September at the Institute of Human Movement Sciences of Aix-Marseille University, a PhD position is available at the interface between cognitive sciences, movement sciences, engineering, and data sciences. The Institute of Movement Sciences is one of the Europe’s leading pluri-disciplinary lab specializing in health, science and technology. It is renowned for its cutting-edge fundamental research. The PhD program takes part of the Chair Active Aging 2.0, which is dedicated to the prevention of the effects of aging on brain and cognitive health through exercise and innovative technologies.
The post-holder, based at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI), will play a key role in the research working with Dr. Arlene Astell in the Dementia Aging Technology & Engagement lab (DATE lab). The role involves close collaboration with older adults, developers, designers, planners, caregivers, industry and user experience specialists. Additionally, the Postdoctoral Fellow will work closely with Dr. Astell, DATE Lab Director and AGE-WELL WP1 Co-Lead, to support coordination and operation of the larger research program, research activities of graduate students and collaborators; grant-related activities, and preparation of research reports and manuscripts for publication
The post-holder, based at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI), will play a key role in the research working with Dr. Arlene Astell in the Dementia Aging Technology & Engagement lab (DATE lab). The role involves close collaboration with older adults, developers, designers, planners, caregivers, industry and user experience specialists.
Dr. Sylvain Moreno is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in aging and technology research. This post-doctoral position aims to investigate 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. The successful applicants will be scheduled to start in Summer/Fall 2019. The duration of the award fellowship is 1 year, with the option of continuing for a second year.
A PhD position is available immediately for a highly motivated graduate student to join a dynamic research team devoted to issues related to brain health, technology and patient experience. The position is based out of the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. The successful individual will work closely with the Principal Investigator of the Neuroscience, Engagement and Smart Tech (NEST) Lab and other members of the Project Team to evaluate and co-develop technology to support brain health in older adults.
We are currently seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral fellowship, funded as a scholarship over 3 years, addressing the development and evaluation of new mobility solutions and positioning systems for powered wheelchairs.The Postdoctoral fellow will be called to work on two major themes, 1- Smart dynamic posture, and 2- Innovative design. The sought-after candidates must present a significantly technical profile, ideally with an engineering background (e.g. mechanical, biomedical, robotics, and mechatronics). Other disciplines will be considered if an applicant demonstrates an interest and the skills required. For further information, please see the complete offer attached. Please note that the application submission deadline is March 15, 2019.
Nous sommes présentement à la recherche de candidates et de candidats pour un stage postdoctoral financé sur 3 ans sous forme de bourse et portant sur le développement et l’évaluation de nouvelles solutions en mobilité et système de repositionnement du corps associées au fauteuil roulant motorisé. Le ou la stagiaire sera appelé(e) à travailler plus spécifiquement sur deux grandes thématiques, soit 1- la posture dynamique intelligente, et 2- la conception innovante. Les candidats recherchés doivent présenter un profil plutôt technique, idéalement issu de l’ingénierie (ex. : mécanique, biomédical, robotique, mécatronique). D’autres disciplines pourront être considérées si un(e) candidat(e) a démontré un intérêt et les habiletés requises. Pour plus d’information, veuillez consulter l’offre complète ci-jointe. Veuillez noter que la date limite de soumission des candidatures est le 15 mars 2019.
We are pleased to announce a position for a postdoctoral researcher in the Accessible Computing Technologies Research Group (ACT Lab) at McGill University (http://act.mcgill.ca). For this position, we are seeking outstanding candidates with a background in HCI and accessibility. This position will focus on the design and evaluation of intergenerational communication tools as part of an AGE-WELL ((http://www.agewell-nce.ca/) project to provide innovative technological platforms to older adults for creating, sharing, and acquiring information. Start date is somewhat flexible, but the ideal candidate would start in Fall 2018. Position length is one year with an option to renew for an additional year.
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.
Research assistants (2 to 3 positions available), University of Ottawa
The successful candidates are expected to provide support in 2 (two) ongoing research projects on the ethical challenges arising when developing and commercializing technology for persons with cognitive disabilities, and especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Responsibilities will include conducting interviews, qualitative data analysis and project management. They will also be expected to contribute to the development and submission of grant applications, as well as the
preparation and submission of manuscripts for publication, poster and oral presentations, and other scientific outputs (e.g. policy documents, online resources for knowledge users, etc.). They may also cosupervise undergraduate students contributing to the project. Details on the projects are included in this package.
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.
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.
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.