Employment opportunities


Grant-funded positions with FHS-affiliated researchers or FHS partners will be posted as they become available.

Administrative Coordinator - Institute for Gender and Health |  Date posted: Jan 18, 2023

The Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), located at Simon Fraser University (SFU), is seeking a full time Administrative Coordinator to join our team. The Administrative Coordinator will provide diversified administrative support to the Scientific Director (Dr. Angela Kaida) and the IGH team. This position is key to the success of the IGH and plays an important role to delivering on the vision and objectives of the Institute. Given the exciting and broad scope of activities of the IGH, this position will work directly with IGH team members as well as interact regularly with national and international stakeholders in gender, sex, and health research including CIHR and SFU staff, researchers and trainees, community members, and members of the IGH Advisory Board.

This position allows for a hybrid (remote and in-person) working model. IGH is located at SFU Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver. Please see the linked job description for more details. The deadline to apply is Wednesday February 6th, 2023.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow - PIPPS (Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society) |   Date posted: Jan 18, 2023

The Postdoctoral Fellow will divide their time between ongoing projects within the Health and Social Inequities Theme of PIPPS (50%) and an independent project on a topic reflective of their research expertise (50%). Currently, theme projects include those on the needs of recent immigrants during health emergencies, the care economy, moral distress among care providers, Long COVID, intersectional approaches to pandemic preparedness, Canada’s role in global health governance, and those of the Gender and COVID-19 Project (www.genderandcovid-19.org/).

We are particularly interested in expanding research to topics related to rural and remote communities, sexual and gender minorities, people living with disabilities, and the politics of pandemic response.

The full description for this role is linked in the title. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and brief (2 pages max) research proposal describing your proposed independent project to pipps@sfu.ca. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2023.


Research Assistant, Long COVID in BC - PIPPS (Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society) |  Date posted: Jan 5, 2023

The Research Assistant, Long COVID in BC, will be situated within the Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society and will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of researchers on two projects exploring the experiences of people in British Columbia with Long COVID.

As part of this work, the Research Assistant will engage in mixed-methods approaches to understand the lived experiences of people with Long COVID and those caring for people with Long COVID. As part of this position, they will receive mentorship in mixed-methods methodologies, participatory research, and knowledge translation.

For further information, please email pipps@sfu.ca. 


Research Assistant/Project Manager - The Arramat Project |  Date posted: Nov 24, 2022

The SFU-led component of The Arramat Project is seeking a Research Assistant/Project Manager to support the Project team on a part-time basis (initially 10 hours per week expanding to possibly full-time). This position will lead the project management of the SFU component of the Ărramăt Project including being responsible for the coordination and preparation of meetings, liaising with project team members and community partners, supporting communication with place-based projects, and engaging in various duties related to the project.

The candidate will be preferably Indigenous, enrolled in or recently graduated from the FHS PhD, MSc or MPH, or undergraduate programs, and with experience in project management and Indigenous community-based research.

We hope to start the position in December 2022.

For further information please contact John O’Neil at joneil@sfu.ca.


Research Assistant, Children's Health Policy Centre |  Date posted: Nov 24, 2022

The Children’s Health Policy Centre (CHPC) in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to assist with various child health research projects led by Principal Investigators, Nicole Catherine and Charlotte Waddell, including the British Columbia Healthy Connections Project and the Children's Mental Health Research Quarterly publication (The Quarterly).

Located at SFU’s downtown Vancouver Harbour Centre campus, the CHPC is an interdisciplinary research group whose work focuses on improving health, development and wellbeing for all children – and on the public policies needed to reach these goals. Our work complements the mission of the Faculty of Health Sciences to advance population and public health locally, nationally and globally.

Deadline: Position is open until filled.