The goal is to study the relationship between modifiable risk factors for dementia (Livingston et al., 2020) and cognitive decline in a population study of over 30,000 Canadians. The Fellow will be responsible for data analyses and preparing manuscripts, in collaboration with a team of researchers, under the leadership of Professor Natalie Phillips. The Fellow will interact with team experts who have a broad base of expertise (cognition, dementia, hearing and vision sensory health, frailty, gerontology, etc.) and are located across Canada. The post-doctoral experience will include interdisciplinary networking through teleconferencing and in-person meetings and involvement with the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).
Skills and Qualifications
PhD obtained within the last 4 years
Expertise in epidemiology or advanced statistical analysis of large data sets and/or population-based data
Sophisticated writing and team communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team
Background in psychology, gerontology, or a related health discipline is an asset;
Experience using Stata, SAS or similar software
Evidence of a proven track record of scholarly activity.
Academic qualifications required
PhD in Epidemiology, Public Health, Quantitative Psychology (or related).
Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
Please include the reference number with your application
One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above
Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages)
Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Natalie Phillips
The prestigious two-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.
Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.
Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.