Post Doctorate position in Social Epigenetics and/or Biological Demography
- Global Aging & Community Initiative
- Location: Halifax, Canada
- Job Number: 7098807
- Posting Date: Apr 27, 2022
- Application Deadline: May 27, 2022
Job DescriptionWe are seeking applications for a postdoctoral position on a project, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research.
The successful candidate will work with an international research team studying the long-term impacts of exposure to wartime trauma and later life health outcomes, with a focus on epigenetics and biological outcomes. Data for the study comes from the Vietnam Health and Aging Study. See: VHAS - The University of Utah, for details at (https://vhas.utah.edu/)
This position will be under the direction of Dr. Zachary Zimmer at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) in Halifax, Canada, but the successful candidate will be working with a global team of scientists. The successful candidate may locate geographically out of the Global Aging and Community Initiative at Mount Saint Vincent university (see Global Aging & Community Initiative (globalagingandcommunity.com)), or arrangements can be made for remote working within Canada. We are interested in recent or soon to be doctoral graduates with strong quantitative skills looking to enhance their scholarship through publication. While they will work together with an international research team, the successful candidate must also be able to work independently and creatively. Experience conducting research in the areas of DNA methylation and/or epigenetics of health and aging is preferred.
Applicants can be from any discipline but must be familiar with either demographic and/or sociological concepts, literature, and techniques. Proficiency in English is required.
The salary range for this position is approximately $60,000 CAD/year. Start date is negotiable. The position runs for one year with a second-year renewal upon adequate progress.
Review of applications will begin May 1, 2022 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
Interested parties should apply by attaching a cover letter that indicates fit and specific skills, Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three references, and two examples of scholarly writing, in an email directed to:
Please indicate “Application for Postdoctoral Position” in the subject line of the email.
Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.