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Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Interventions Targeting Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour

Project Summary:

This fellowship will be directly attached to 2 specific projects: 1) An international project looking to develop targets for increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour in elderly populations (i.e., aged 65+); and 2) A national guideline development and implementation project around cardiac rehabilitation. There will also be opportunities to work with other pertinent projects within the Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre.

Position Summary:

This position provides individuals who have earned a doctoral degree with an opportunity for mentored training and experience in partnering with researchers who are engaged in the assessment of the impact of physical activity and sedentary behaviours in older adults, with an emphasis on conducting systematic reviews and developing guidelines for interventions. The successful applicant will work with Drs. Simon Bacon and Kim Lavoie on aspects related to the conduct of current and planned research projects, to include, but not limited to:

• Systematic reviews and meta-analyses (including Individual Participant Data [IPD] analyses)
• Quantitative data collection and analysis
• Development and implementation of guidelines
• Manuscript preparation and submission
• Community engagement
• Project development and management
• Grant writing
• Preparation of research ethics applications

Required Qualifications:

• PhD in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Psychology, Public Health, or related discipline
• Experience in health behaviour research
• Experience in conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses
• Experience interfacing with large databases, use of analytic software and statistical methods
• Demonstrated competence in critical thinking, scientific writing, and oral presentation skills
• Ability to work independently and take a lead role on projects, under supervision and guidance of a principal investigator
• Effective Communication Skills

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in the development and/or implementation of guidelines
• Experience in Individual Participant Data [IPD] meta-analyses
• Experience with student supervision
• Community-based participatory research experience
• Ability to actively participate in the successful planning, execution, publication, and presentation of research
• Detail-oriented
• French language skills

Start date, Length, Stipend and Location:

The start date is immediate but flexible; funding for the position has already been received.

The contract would be for 2-years. The annual stipend level is consistent with CIHR funding levels ($40,000 CAD per annum + conference travel).

The successful fellow will be registered at Concordia University in Montreal with the actual work being primarily conducted at the Montreal Behavioral Medicine Centre (www.mbmc-cmcm.ca) at the CIUSSS-NIM, Hopital du Sacre-Coeur de Montreal.

Your application must include the following:

• A complete curriculum vitae, including a full publication list (including hyperlinks where possible) and email contact details for two referees
• A letter of motivation and statement of research accomplishments and future research goals
• 2-3 research publications that best demonstrate your fit for the position

How to Apply:

• The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 1st August 2017, 5 pm EDT
• The complete application package must be emailed to: apply@mbmc-cmcm.ca
• Queries about the application should be sent to: simon.bacon@concordia.ca

The MBMC, Concordia University, and CIUSSS-NIM are equal opportunities employers and committed to selection on merit.