University of Calgary, Dr. Seitz Research Group

Position ID:University of Calgary-Dr. Seitz Research Group-PDF [#18476, 22643]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Calgary, Alberta T2N4N1, Canada
Subject Area: Health Services Research / Epidemiology
Appl Deadline:2021/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup (search halted posted 2021/04/14, listed until 2021/06/30)
Position Description:    

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Area: Health Services Research

Duration: 1 year with possibility of renewal for 1 year

Start Date: September 1, 2021

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications ($50,000 - $65,000 CAN per year including benefits)

The Department of Psychiatry in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Services Research.

Job Description:

The Postdoctoral scholar will be a part of research team using administrative healthcare databases and primary sources of health data to conduct observational studies related to addictions and mental health disorders and the interface between addictions and mental health problems and homelessness and police involvement.

The Postdoctoral scholar will primarily report to Dr. Seitz (Department of Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine) in collaboration with other members of the research team.

The program of research involves studies related to the associations between homelessness, police involvement and addictions and mental health problems. The research project involves linkage of primary data sources from homeless shelters and local law enforcement agencies to provincial administrative healthcare data. The Postdoctoral scholar will be involved in the design of studies, study management (research ethics and compliance procedures), analysis of studies using observational and biostatistical methods, and knowledge translation activities related to research outputs including presentations and preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications. The postdoctoral scholar will also take a lead role in communicating and coordinating with other trainees, researchers and members of the research staff and stakeholder organizations. There will be opportunities for continuing education as part of the Postdoctoral scholar position.


Required: PhD in relevant field including: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Services Research, Gerontology or related field. Completion of PhD (or anticipated completion of PhD) within 2 years preceding application preferred. Required: Advanced knowledge of biostatistical methods and/or observational study designs. Preferred experience with SAS and R Preferred to have experience with working with administrative healthcare databases (hospitalization, medication prescription, physician claims data). Experience working with interdisciplinary research teams. Familiarity with working with large complex datasets using secondary data, preferably health related but experience with data from other fields will be considered. Familiarity or experience with conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently as part of research team. Experience with research ethics board applications preferred. Additional analytic skills in machine learning/artificial intelligence analytic methods would be beneficial. Desire to learn new research methods and contribute to learning of others in research team. Application Details:

Please submit a cover letter summarizing qualifications and interest in the position, a current CV, and the names of three references. Please submit application by email to Dr. Dallas Seitz ( before June 1, 2021. Candidates who are being considered for the position will be contacted for potential interviews.

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone. For more information visit

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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Further Info:
HSC Room 2919
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2N 4N1

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