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Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
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Organization: University of Montreal, School of Optometry
Posted: 5/15/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Montreal,      Canada
Compensation: CAN $ 32,500 to $55,000 depending on level of experience, plus 18% social benefits and up to 5% opti
Position Description: Overall Purpose: The goal of our research team is to study sensory and cognitive aging, and links to health, well-being and social participation. The team of faculty researchers, under the administrative leadership of Professor Walter Wittich at the University of Montreal, will co-supervise the post- doctoral fellow in analyzing the CLSA dataset. This post- doctoral position will consist of interactions with team experts who have a broad base of expertise and are located across the country. The post-doctoral experience will include interdisciplinary networking through teleconferencing and in-person meetings.

Learning Opportunities: • To benefit from direct mentorship by leading experts in the emerging and important topic of sensory and cognitive aging; • To expand content knowledge in the area of gerontology as it relates to the intersection of sensory, cognitive, social issues and health; • To take a prominent role in the analysis of the first wave of a population-based 20-year longitudinal study with 50,000 older Canadians; • To prepare several peer-reviewed journal articles; • To participate in the activities of Team 17 – CCNA (

Qualifications: Skills and Qualifications • PhD obtained within the last 4 years is required; • Expertise in epidemiology and advanced statistical analysis of large population-based data is required; • Background in psychology, gerontology, or a related health discipline is an asset; • Experience using Stata, SAS or similar software is an asset; • Evidence of a proven track record of scholarly activity is an asset; • Sophisticated writing and team communication skills are essential.

Organization Description: Context: This position is funded by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Quebec Network for Research on Aging (RQRV), for a project entitled: “The interactions of sensory, cognitive, and social factors and their influence on the health and quality of life of older Canadians.”

This study involves the analysis of data collected in the first wave of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA, The principal supervisors of this post-doctoral research opportunity include members of Team 17 - Interventions at the Sensory-Cognitive Interface, part of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA,

Closing Date: 8/15/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Walter Wittich,  Postdoctoral Fellow
Contact Location: 3744, rue Jean-Brillant, room 260-7

Montreal    H3P1P1
Contact Location: 3744, rue Jean-Brillant, room 260-7
  Montreal    H3P1P1
Contact Phone: 5143437962 
Contact Fax: 5143437962
Contact Email:
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How to Apply: To apply, please send a statement of interest, a detailed CV, and contact information for three references as soon as possible to Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. All applicants will receive a notification as to whether or not their application was successful.

Additional Information: Equal Access to Employment Program: Through its equal access to employment program, the University of Montreal invites women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities to apply. During the recruitment process, our selection tools can be adapted to the needs of the people with disabilities who request it. Be assured that this information will be kept confidential. The University advocates for inclusion and diversity amongst its personnel and encourages people of any sexual orientation or sexual identity to apply.

Immigration Requirements: We invite all qualified candidates to apply to the University of Montreal. In accordance with Canada’s requirements on matters of immigration, please note that Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority over others.

Web Site Delete Date: 11/11/2017