Funding Opportunities (Research and Training)

Postdoctoral Position, McGill University

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.

Postdoctoral Position, University of Calgary

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.

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Simon Fraser University
This will be a “SUPER POST-DOC” position and NOT a typical research fellowship. The person will be expected to have the leadership potential and initiative to develop a program of research and innovation that is in line with Dr. Sixsmith’s and AGE-WELL’s objectives, mandate and values. The aim is to carry out excellent scientific research that will also lead to real-world solutions to sustain or improve well-being and health in aging populations (e.g. technologies, training initiatives, policy and practice). As well as developing proposals, carrying out research, writing papers, etc., the person will also be expected to engage in outreach and knowledge mobilization activities.

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.

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

Postdoctoral Position, Trent University

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.

Postdoctoral Position, University of Waterloo

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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship – AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub – APPTA (Fredericton, NB)

(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).

AMBI-MON PROJECT Master’s and PhD Students, Carleton University (Ottawa, ON)

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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Simon Fraser University (Surrey, BC)

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.

Clinical Research Coordinator, Master Students, Doctoral Students and Post-Doctoral Research Fellows (Université de Montréal or McGill University, QC)

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.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ontario Shores (Whitby, Ontario)

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.

Graduate Student Opportunities, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Whitby, ON) 

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.

Graduate Student Opportunity – Master’s or Doctorate in Gerontology (Sherbrooke, QC)

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.

Postdoctoral Research Positions in Artificial Intelligence For Assistive Technologies (Waterloo, Ontario)

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 Devices and Systems – Postdoctoral Fellow

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.