Postdoctoral Fellowship - The Alberta Post-COVID Follow-up Study


Competition No.  -    A102344879
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Colleen Norris ( Dr. Norris is a tenure-track faculty member in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta and the Scientific Director for the CVHS Strategic Clinical Network (SCN). In collaboration with the Neurosciences, Rehabilitation and Vision SCN this research focuses on the prevalence of long-term symptoms in COVID-19 survivors in Alberta. The Fellow will also be co-supervised by Dr. Jeffery Bakal, Program Director - Provincial Research Data Services at Alberta Health Services.

The primary aim of this study is to examine the association between a positive COVID-19 test and the post acute resolution and reporting of physical and psychological health outcomes (Post-COVID). The secondary aims include estimating risk factors and health care use associated with longer term symptomatology/adverse outcomes.

This full-time position is available for a period of one year, starting as soon as possible. The fellowship includes the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding availability. The Fellow will receive a yearly salary ranging between $43,150-$46,875 dependent on qualifications and experience, with some extended health benefits, use of appropriate computational services, and full access to university libraries.


  • PhD/Graduating PhD in Epidemiology/Nursing who has extensive experience with quantitative data analysis /statistics.
  • Good software skills such as the ability to program.
  • Knowledge of online survey data methodology.
  • Strong competencies in MS Office software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for effective coordination.
  • Ability to perform data analysis independently and to carry out literature searches and reviews.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated abilities as a team player.
  • Detail oriented with strong problem finding, resolution and documentation skills.
  • Experience with working with large administrative data sets used in health services research.

To Apply:

Interested candidates are asked to submit an application consisting of:

1) A detailed cover letter describing how the candidate’s background and previous training fit the qualifications of the position and their ability to meet the duties and responsibilities.

2) A curriculum vitae

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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, Métis 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.

How to Apply

Apply Online

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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.