Full-time Postdoctoral Position in Health/Social Inequality – Houston Family Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Position in Health/Social Inequality

About the position

Knowledge of and interest in human health and wellbeing with a particular focus on evidence-based approaches to inequity and health or social policy are required. Of particular interest is a researcher who would be able to play a leadership role, particularly on the quantitative side, on an interdisciplinary team in a large-scale qualitative and quantitative study comparing different models of care. The study involves a comparison of the standard physician-led model of primary care in Saskatchewan with a team-based approach, embedded in a co-operative business model, that engages physicians, non-physicians, and patients to address all facets of health—beginning with a robust evaluation of the Saskatoon Community Clinic.

The successful candidate will have recently completed their PhD in a field related to health care, health policy, or governance prior to assuming the position. We are seeking candidates who have an established record of research productivity, independent investigation, creativity, and initiative. Exceptional qualitative data collection and analysis skills are required. Experience with quantitative analysis is an asset. Experience with writing successful grant applications and engaging with the media and general public is also valuable.

This position is for a one-year term with the possibility of a one-year renewal. Renumeration will be commensurate with education and experience. The Research Fellow position is funded by the Houston Family Trust for Evidence-Based Public Policy.

The approximate start date would be May 1, 2023. The successful candidate is expected to be in residence at JSGS, either at the University of Saskatchewan or University of Regina.

You can find more information by clicking here: https://usask.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/14/home/requisition/10729?c=usask

About the Houston Family Trust for Evidence-Based Public Policy

Stuart and Mary Houston, as a reflection of their lifelong commitment to social justice particularly as it involves health and income inequalities, established the Houston Family Trust for Evidence-Based Public Policy at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

About the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy was established in June 2007 as a collaboration between the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. It is one of Canada’s leading policy schools for educating graduate students and public servants interested in improving public management and creating public value. JSGS offers four professional graduate programs, two research-based programs—Master’s and PhD in Public Policy—and a number of executive education options.

JSGS faculty members are highly engaged in teaching, research, and writing that have an impact on issues affecting Canadians and the global community. Working with colleagues in the public service and industry, they enrich the evidence base on which policymakers can draw in order to develop policies and programs that positively impact the needs of Canadians.

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