Post Doctoral Fellow

  • University of Alberta
  • Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Oct 26, 2022
Full time Anthropology & Sociology Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Postdoctoral Positions Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description

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Post Doctoral Fellow

University of Alberta




Art Women & Gender Studies
Competition No. - A111448808
Closing Date - Nov 16, 2022

Department summary

The Partnership for Research with African Newcomers (PRAN) invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral researcher position (renewable for a second year).

About PRAN

The Partnership for Research with African Newcomers is a SSHRC-funded Partnership Grant that includes 24 team members from academic, community, private sector, and government organizations across Canada and beyond. The goal of our multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral partnership is to co-conduct innovative research, co-create viable strategies and options, and co-build capacity to amplify Sub-Saharan African immigrant (SSAIs) resilience and ability to thrive in Canada. PRAN will chart a new path of innovative, partnered research to explore the content and design of social support that is anchored in emic, rather than Eurocentric ideas of what SSAIs and other newcomers need to thrive. To achieve this PRAN will 1) investigate the meanings, values, forms and strategies of SSAI resilience; 2) examine systemic barriers (e.g., gender relations and processes of racialization) to resilience, and 3) explore and develop new services and policies to optimize SSAIs' outcomes.

Position summary

Candidates should have a completed PhD in a population research-related discipline (e.g., demography, sociology, economics, epidemiology) and demonstrated interest and expertise in one or more of the following subjects: advanced statistical methods, international migration, African diaspora, immigrant wellbeing, participatory action research approaches, and knowledge mobilization or integrated knowledge transfer approaches. The initial appointment will be for one year but may be renewed, based on performance, for a second year. Priority will be given to candidates who are willing to travel to the Montreal area for specific periods where PRAN's lead researcher for the survey is stationed.


Duties

The PRAN Postdoctoral Researcher's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Survey design
Database processing, cleaning and management;
Advance statistical modelling and data analysis in relation to project objectives;
Contribute to data cleaning decisions, documentation and analysis;
Develop, analyze, write, and submit manuscripts for academic journals;
Assist in project related tasks, including preparing reports and presentations for various stakeholder groups;
Collaborate and liaise closely with PRAN leadership and partners;
Participate in meetings and team activities;
Perform other research-related tasks as needed.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have obtained a PhD diploma in a field related to population research in the social or health sciences e.g. sociology, demography, economics, epidemiology, health services by July 30, 2022.
Strong data analysis/programing skills in STATA and/or SAS.
Experience with advanced statistics (e.g., Rasch modeling, logistic regression, survival analysis, GEE; multi-level modeling, structural equation modeling).
Experience with survey weights
Strong oral and written skills in English, as written production will be key.
Demonstrated publication record in international migration, African studies, or immigrant/refugee wellbeing.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with large datasets is an asset.
Knowledge of survey sampling and item-response theory desirable.
Pro-active and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to responsibilities and to obtaining results.
Organized, good judgement, pragmatic, with proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent problem-solving and analytical reasoning skills.
Demonstrated ability to clearly transmit and receive information.
Demonstrated ability to work with the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint), citation software, and bibliographic databases.
Data and information visualization skills and the ability to write and communicate for lay audiences are additional assets.

Application Details

Please submit the following materials with your application:

1) A cover letter

2) A C.V., and

3) Contact information for two referees.

We encourage candidates to submit applications as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika. Please include “PRAN Postdoctoral Researcher application” in the email subject heading. Email: pokeke@ualberta.ca.



Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.


The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

To apply, please visit: https://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A111448808/

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.


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