Graduate Student, Postdoctoral, and Research Staff Opportunities

*EXTENDED DEADLINE* AGE-WELL & APPTA’s Annual Visions for Change: Policy Challenge 2021/2022

The Visions for Change: Policy Challenge, run by AGE-WELL & the APPTA National Innovation hub, offers AGE-WELL HQP the chance to work closely with policy experts and learn how to translate research findings into policy options at a provincial, territorial and national level. Participants acquire policy writing skills, invaluable networking opportunities (including travel and accommodations to a networking event in February 2022) as well as a relevant, impactful knowledge product to add to their portfolio upon program completion. Applications due: August 3, 2021.

*NEW* PhD position with Fellowship – Physical Activity & Neuroscience, University of Ottawa

The Faculty of Health Sciences is seeking a highly motivated Master’s student with a clinical background (e.g., physiotherapist, kinesiologist, nurse, occupational-therapist) for a PhD position under the supervision of Dr Matthieu Boisgontier, senior scientist at the the Bruyère Research Institute and professor at the University of Ottawa. A competitive fellowship will be provided by the supervisor. Students with an admission average of 8/10 or higher and register full-time without interruption for the duration of the scholarship (12 consecutive terms) are entitled to an admission scholarship. Preferred starting date: September 1, 2021.


SFU STAR Institute – 411 Seniors Centre Society Community Based Researcher Job Opportunity

Simon Fraser University’s Science and Technology for Aging Research (STAR) Institute and the 411 Seniors Centre Society invite applications for a community-based researcher position. Applications, including brief cover letter, CV and contact details for references should be sent to the STAR Institute Attn. Juliet Neun-Hornick ( by June 29, 2021.

Schlegel Research Chair in Technology for Healthy Aging, University of Waterloo and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging 

The Department of Systems Design Engineering (SYDE) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada, in partnership with the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA), is excited to announce a search for the Schlegel Chair in Technology for Healthy Aging. The position is expected at the rank of Associate Professor, but other ranks will be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate foundational engineering research; an understanding of the complexities of introducing technology to meet the particular needs of seniors; an aptitude for real-world implementation, co-designing, and co-creation; an awareness and familiarity with developing, testing, and transferring technology within the ecosystem of healthcare. A strong interest in studying the social and ethical considerations around technology and aging is important.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Aging and Health, Simon Fraser University

The Department of Gerontology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Aging and Health to begin as early as July 2022. This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for exceptional emerging scholars in Gerontology who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Appointment to a continuing faculty position in the Department of Gerontology requires a PhD completed by the time of appointment.

Postdoctoral Fellow, KITE-Toronto Rehab Institute

The Space-Time Indices for Clinical Support (STICs) project will explore the use of geo-location systems to collect and analyze clinical and behavioural data from older adults living with dementia, to explore the effectiveness of clinical inventions. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the implementation research team to execute a research protocol in a clinical setting. The position will be largely remote.

Health Systems Impact Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Regina 

The Health Psychology Laboratory and Pain and Aging Lab, University of Regina will support strong candidates to apply for a 2-year Health Systems Impact Post-Doctoral Fellowship that would be funded jointly by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan. The successful candidate will work with a team of researchers led by Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, FCAHS, Research Chair in Aging and Health and Professor of Psychology, University of Regina. Ideal candidates will hold doctorates (or will be doctoral candidates near completion) in related disciplines including Gerontology, Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences, Nursing, or related fields.

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Toronto Rehab Institute, My Heart Fitness (MHF) Team 

A virtual/remote cardiac rehabilitation program is seeking a highly motivated and versatile PhD with a clinical background (physiotherapist, kinesiologist, nurse, occupational-therapist, etc.) to join the research team of My Heart Fitness (MHF) under the supervision of Dr David Alter, Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN. The successful candidate will be in charge of recruitment, data collection, coordination, and part of the data analysis of a clinical study sponsored by Myant Inc. The study intends to test the performance of the Skiin devices for the monitoring and guidance of physical activity performed during and between cardiac rehab exercises.

Doctoral Student, University of 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.