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Job Posting: Postdoctoral Fellow UBC Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research Laboratory / Centre for Heart Lung Innovation / UBC Department of Physical Therapy Northern and Rural Cohort

October 30, 2014
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A unique opportunity is available for a postdoctoral fellow to work in the area of rehabilitation, northern and rural health, and clinical learning and education. Dr. Pat Camp, Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Physical Therapy and Clinician-Scientist at the UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, and Robin Roots, Clinical Coordinator of the UBC Department of Physical Therapy Northern and Rural Cohort are partnering with stakeholders to investigate telerehabilitation strategies in British Columbia. These strategies include research studies to identify the necessary parameters for pulmonary telerehabilitation; investigating the use of different technologies to deliver telerehabilitation to remote and rural locations; and identifying the important practice implications for telerehabilitation. Within this area there are also questions related to the optimal technology-enabled and distance learning opportunities for health care professionals – considering both interdisciplinary training environments for health care professional students, as well as continuing professional development strategies for health care professionals within British Columbia.

The postdoctoral fellow will be based in the UBC Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at St. Paul’s Hospital / Centre for Heart Lung Innovation under the direct supervision of Dr. Camp. There will also be opportunities for travel and engagement with remote and rural locations in British Columbia under the supervision of Robin Roots. The postdoctoral fellow will be engaged in all aspects of the research process: grant and proposal writing for a variety of stakeholder institutions and audiences; analysis, interpretation, and preparation of manuscripts related to a variety of telerehabilitation and/or clinical teaching projects; research study coordination in collaboration with research staff; supervising Master of Physical Therapy research projects related to telerehabilitation; and interacting with clinicians, policy makers, principal investigators, graduate students, clinical trainees, and patients.

Applicants will have a PhD in any field of education, rehabilitation, health policy, clinical education or a discipline related to integrated rehabilitation care and clinical learning in rural and remote locations in British Columbia. Individuals with a background in physical therapy or occupational therapy are preferred. Applicants who self-identify as a First Nations, Inuit or Metis person with an interest in indigneous health care strategies are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants will have a track record in publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants must have experience with basic quantitative data analysis; experience with qualitative data collection and analysis would be an asset.

With this partnership, the Fellow will have a unique opportunity to be supervised and mentored by leading researchers, clinicians, and policy makers. The applicant will be required to provide a rationale and justification for applying for this fellowship in Rehabilitation, and outline their specific objectives for the duration of the fellowship.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Preferred start date is negotiable but we anticipate the position will begin in 2014. Please send curriculum vitae, a description of your research experience and most significant research accomplishments, a statement of your research interests related to this opportunity, and the contact information for three referees via email or post to:

Ms. Ashley Kirkham

Email: Ashley.kirkham@hli.ubc.ca

UBC Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research Laboratory

Centre for Heart Lung Innovation

St. Paul’s Hospital

1081 Burrard Street

Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6

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