[Caglist] Postdoctoral Associate Position in Healthy Communities at Western University

Western University’s Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) invites applications for a Postdoctoral scholar position in Healthy Communities (emphasis on Qualitative Methods).  A PhD in Geography, Planning,  Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Food & Nutritional Sciences, Sociology, or other relevant discipline is required at the time of appointment. The position is available effective February 1, 2019 (later start date may be negotiated), and will be for an initial period of one year with potential to renew.


The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (www.theheal.ca) is located in Western’s Department of Geography and affiliated with the Children’s Health Research Institute in London, Ontario, Canada.  Directed by Dr. Jason Gilliland, the HEAL is a state-of-the-art, inter-disciplinary research and training environment which specializes in the production, evaluation, synthesis, dissemination and mobilization of evidence to support effective policies, programs and professional practice aimed at creating healthy and vibrant communities. We specialize in community-based participatory research.


The Postdoctoral Associate (PDA) will work with a multi-disciplinary team and fully engage in one or more research projects related to environmental and social determinants of health, especially health of children and youth, such as (but not limited to): healthy eating, physical activity, active transportation, outdoor free play, sleep, and mental well-being. The PDF will be involved in project management, supervising research assistants, advising on qualitative methods, collecting and analyzing data, interacting with cross-sector collaborators and our Youth Advisory Council, writing academic journal articles, and preparing reports and presentations for funders and community knowledge users.  


The ideal candidate will be a strong writer, an organized project manager, and have research experience in Qualitative Methods.  Familiarity with children’s health issues, community-based research, quantitative methods and geospatial analysis will also be considered assets.


For information about the HEAL, Western University, Department of Geography, and CHRI please see http://theheal.ca, http://uwo.ca, http://geography.uwo.ca and http://chri.org. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, a writing sample, and names and contact details (email and telephone) of two referees we may contact. Please send application and any inquiries to Dr. Jason Gilliland, Human Environments Analysis Laboratory, Department of Geography, Western University, London, Canada N6A 5C2. E-mail: heal@uwo.ca.  

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