Graduate Student, Postdoctoral, and Research Staff Opportunities
The Aging In Place Research Cluster is inviting applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) who specialises in Virtual Reality (VR), Human-Computer Interaction, and User-centered Design to co-lead a project to develop a new framework for co-design that includes end users (older adults) as peers within the design team through the creation of a new VR-based application. The successful candidate’s research will focus on: 1) guiding the development and evaluation of the VR application; 2) leading teamwork and communication between different stakeholders, and 3) establishing a co-constituted design framework, which includes guidance as to how to support and evaluate project management and team dynamics in this type of highly collaborative, user-driven co-design paradigm. Learn more and apply.
The Aging In Place Research Cluster is inviting applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) with experience in knowledge mobilization in the health sciences and/or gerontology to co-lead a project to develop a new framework for co-design that includes end users (older adults) as peers within the design team through the creation of a new VR-based application. The successful candidate’s research will focus on the exploration of the partnership and knowledge mobilization approach, health and functional influence of the VR tool, including establishing measurable outcomes, early-stage pilot testing, and subsequent evaluations. Learn more and apply.
The Ubiquitous Health Technology Lab invites applications for a funded two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship position. We are looking for highly motivated, self-driven, and engaged candidates with experience and interest in user-centred design, development of standards, the internet of things (IoT), wearables, technology for ageing in place (AAL technologies), and smart communities. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research team led by Professor Plinio Morita, including members with expertise in health data analytics, data science, wearables, remote patient monitoring, population-level surveillance, computer science, human factors, and health informatics. Learn more and apply.
The TechRehab Lab of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, in collaboration with Glenrose Rehabilitation Research, Innovation & Technology (GRRIT) Hub at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital & the CogPro Lab at the University of Alberta, has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join a clinical research team. We are committed to linking the clinical needs and industry to improve patients’ outcomes through better adherence to therapeutic interventions using eXtended Reality technologies. Learn more and apply.
This Postdoctoral Fellow will lead research projects at the intersection of Human-AI Interaction, automated vehicles, and older adults’ well-being. This work combines experimental, technical, and translational research, focusing on means of advancing the usability of automated vehicles as a potential tool to prolong the safe driving of older adults with and without dementia. This position will require involvement in activities ranging from data analysis, data collection, predictive modeling, and knowledge translation. The successful candidate will be co-supervised by Dr. Alex Mihailidis, Barbara G. Stymiest Research Chair in Rehabilitation Technology at the University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist at TRI-UHN, and Dr. Jennifer Campos, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), Multisensory Integration and Aging; and Senior Scientist at TRI-UHN. Learn more and apply.
Research Assistant/Research Associate, Living More with SMART Technology, Dalhousie University
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant/Research Associate is responsible for data analysis and to design and develop knowledge translation products for SMARTech audiences. Read more and apply.
At Toronto Rehab, the Dementia Rehab group is working to improve the care of people living in long-term care. The role of the Clinical Research Analyst will focus on collecting data for several projects and supporting the lab in day-to-day activities. You will work with patients admitted to the Specialized Dementia Unit, and conduct and document assessments of their health status. You will be an integral part of a multidisciplinary research team lead by AGE-WELL Project Lead Dr. Andrea Iaboni.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator Dr. Susan Kirkland, the Postdoctoral Fellow will work closely with a transdisciplinary research team that will contribute novel and necessary insights to the overall AGE-WELL initiative, Living More with SMART Technology, and will provide models, guidelines and recommendations to support technology solutions in Continuing Care. Read more and apply.
The Dementia Aging Technology Engagement (DATE) Lab is led by Arlene Astell, PhD, CPsych, and AGE-WELL Project Co-Lead. DATE lab is recognized internationally for their research to promote positive attitudes towards and experiences of ageing. The Project Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of projects conducted within the DATE lab. This is a key role fostering and maintaining positive relationships with project partners and partner related activities. The successful applicant will also have opportunities to assist with activities related to pre-award, research and post award activities in the DATE lab, including other projects. Learn more and apply.
The Auditory Aging lab at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest has an opportunity for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with focus on listening experiences in late-life vision impairment, supervised by Dr. Björn Herrmann and Dr. Amanda Grenier. The successful applicant will help launch the newly funding SSHRC projects, build community contacts, and use interviews and other qualitative methods to study how older adults with late-life acquired vision impairment experience and engage with auditory media such as spoken stories, podcasts, and audiobooks. The fellow may further have the opportunity to develop other projects depending on their skills, interests, and interactions with other lab members. This may include, for example, studying disengagement from listening and associated social consequences in older adults with hearing impairment. Learn more.
This postdoctoral fellow will apply data mining, data modelling, natural language processing, and machine learning to extract, analyze and synthesize information from large structured and unstructured datasets. The Aging and Innovation Research Program (AIRP), led by Lili Liu, focuses on acceptance and adoption of innovations by older adults, their care partners, and health care professionals. Innovations can include technologies, practices, and policies. A large portion of this research program focuses on technologies for the assessment and management of risks of going missing in persons living with dementia. This position will be supervised by Antonio Miguel- Cruz, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Health. Learn more and apply.
The Department of Systems Design Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo invites applications from highly qualified individuals for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Assistive & Rehabilitation Robotics with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. In the case of an exceptional candidate, an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor will be considered. Learn more and apply.
The Aging and Innovation Research Program (AIRP), led by Lili Liu, focuses on acceptance and adoption of innovations by older adults, their care partners, and health care professionals. Innovations can include technologies, practices, and policies. A large portion of this research program focuses on technologies for the assessment and management of risks of going missing in persons living with dementia. This includes developing, applying, and evaluating individual and community-level strategies to foster dementia-friendly communities. This position will be co-supervised by Dr. Antonio Miguel-Cruz, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health. Interested applicants should email Cathy Conway at email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 29, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.