Quantitative Postdoctoral Position In Social And Health Inequities

School of Public Health

Competition No.  -    A109143008
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Epidemiological Methods for Equity Research to Generate Evidence (EMERGE) Lab

One Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available in the Epidemiological Methods for Equity Research to Generate Evidence (EMERGE) Research Lab in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, Canada. The applicant will work with Dr. Roman Pabayo (lead investigator of the EMERGE Research Lab).

The EMERGE Research Lab conducts research on how various aspects of our social and economic environments impact our health. In particular, we investigate the relationship between social inequities, such as income inequality, structural racism, and the inequitable access to social goods, on health outcomes. Work in the EMERGE Research Lab involves advanced quantitative data analysis.

The Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) is being sought to conduct quantitative data analysis for a number of ongoing projects related to the social and economic environment and health, and to the evaluation of policies and interventions. The PDF will be an active member of the EMERGE Research Lab and will be involved in the development, implementation, and analysis of various research projects. For additional details regarding ongoing projects in the EMERGE Research lab and a list of recent publications, please visit www.emergeresearchlab.com.

The PDF will work under the supervision of Dr. Roman Pabayo and be offered a supportive environment that emphasizes gaining and enhancing skills, thinking critically and innovatively, while working independently and within a team. The PDF will be exposed to multiple projects and all areas of the research cycle from grant development to data collection to publication and knowledge translation.


Applicants should possess a PhD in a related area (e.g., epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, demography, and other quantitative sciences). Candidates should have an excellent academic record, the beginning of a publication record, and a planned research program. In addition, strong writing and quantitative analysis skills are required (including experience with Stata, SAS, and/or SPSS), with demonstrated abilities in data linkage, data cleaning, and statistical analysis. Applicants should have experience with longitudinal analysis, such as multilevel modeling and survival analysis. Applicants should have a primary interest in social epidemiology, and social and health inequities. Experience and demonstrated skills with Statistics Canada RDC data and GIS mapping are strong assets.

This full-time position is available for a period of one-year (with possibility of renewal). The start date of the position is flexible. Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills.

Interested applicants are also strongly encouraged to consider applying for a postdoctoral award such as the CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship.

To Apply:

Submit an electronic application consisting of a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests specific to the EMERGE Research Lab, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Roman Pabayo School of Public Health, University of Alberta 3-300 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy 11405-87 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9

Email: pabayo@ualberta.ca

Please contact Dr. Pabayo for further information or visit the project website www.emergeresearchlab.com

How to Apply


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. 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, M├ętis 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.