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Postdoctoral Fellow, Pharmacy and Nutrition (req5040)


The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Department: College of Pharmacy & Nutrition 
Location: Saskatoon 
Status: Term, up to 12 months, with the possibility of extension 
Employment Group: Post-Doctoral Fellows - PSAC
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary Information: The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date: 10/1/2019
Closing Date: Until Filled. 
Number of Openings:
1

Primary Purpose: The Division of Nutrition and Dietetics is seeking a motivated and qualified postdoctoral fellow to conduct interdisciplinary research in the area of nutrition and oral health.

Nature of Work: The successful applicant will contribute to a range of research projects in the area of nutrition and oral health including conducting environmental scans of available resources, dietary intake analyses (including analysis of the Canadian Community Health Survey Nutrition data), and assessments of nutrition care practices by various health professionals.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities: The successful applicant will be responsible for different aspects of research projects in the area of nutrition and oral health including drafting research proposals and ethics applications, organizing project advisory team meetings, conducting data analyses, drafting manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, and conference presentations. In addition, the successful applicant will also be responsible for mentoring undergraduate and graduate students conducting research projects.

Qualifications
Education: A PhD in nutrition, dental science, public health, health sciences or another related discipline.

Experience and Skills:

  • Academic writing skills, including experience drafting manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication
  • Experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, STATA) and NVivo
  • Previous experience drafting research grants is an asset


To Apply:
Interested applicants must include the following in their application:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • name and contact information for three references

Applications will only be accepted through the University of Saskatchewan Careers Site.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to:

Jessica Lieffers PhD RD
Assistant Professor
Division of Nutrition and Dietetics
College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 2Z4
Telephone: (306) 966-8594
Email:  jessica.lieffers@usask.ca


The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The University must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.