Employment Opportunities

Job openings at the Faculty of Health Sciences and its partner organizations are posted according to the categories below:

Faculty

Tenure Track Position in Social Epidemiology

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Epidemiology position in the Faculty of Health Sciences, for early & mid-career scientists, with PhD or equivalent in relevant field & demonstrated strengths in combining rigorous epidemiological methods with theory from the social sciences.

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Shortlisted candidates have been contacted. All applications received will be kept on file and the position will remain open until filled.  The committee will continue to review all incoming apllications until the position is filled.

Tenure Track Position in Implementation Science

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Implementation Science position in the Faculty of Health Sciences, for early and mid-career scientists or scientist-practitioners with PhD or equivalent in a relevant field and demonstrated strengths in combining theory and methods to study the implementation or scale-up of interventions or the adaptation of interventions among settings, regions, genders, or conditions to improve population and public health.

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Shortlisted candidates have been contacted. All applications received will be kept on file and the position will remain open until filled.  The committee will continue to review all incoming apllications until the position is filled.

Tenure Track Position in Indigenous Health

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Indigenous health position in the Faculty of Health Sciences for ABD or PhD candidates whose research agenda are firmly tied to the health of Indigenous Peoples and show evidence of strong community collaboration in research with Indigenous partners.

Find out more information here

 

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) - Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Together, the Beedie School of Business and Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) are actively building a diverse, welcoming and transformative community and invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the newly-emerging diverse and interdisciplinary field of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Find out more information here

Lecturer

There are no Lecturer job opportunities at this time.

Sessional & CODE Instructors

The Faculty of Health Sciences requires Sessional Instructors to teach the following courses during the Fall Term 2019.

• HSCI 160: Global Perspectives on Health
• HSCI 214: Perspectives on Mental Health and Illness
• HSCI 215: Perspectives on Disability and Injury
• HSCI 323: Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology
• HSCI 424/890: Strategic Applications of GIS in Health
• HSCI 432: Seminar in Epidemiology
• HSCI 449: Community and Health Service
• HSCI 478/778: Seminar in Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

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Policies

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons. 

Privacy 

The information submitted with your application is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468, s. 27(4)(a)), applicable federal and provincial employment regulations and requirements, the University's non-academic employment policies and applicable collective agreements.

The information is related directly to and needed by the University to initiate the employment application process. The information will be used to contact references supplied by you, evaluate your qualifications and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision.

If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact the Executive Director, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.

Research

List of current grant-funded positions with FHS-affiliated researchers or FHS partners.

 

Research Assistant, Laboratory BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE)

The BC-CfE is hiring a Research Assistant who will be responsible for providing technical laboratory support for HIV clinical and research activities at the BC-CfE. Duties include handling biological specimens, performing laboratory procedures assays following standard operating procedures (SOPs), method development, and summarizing and reporting results.

To learn more about this role, please click here.

 

Summer Research Assistant - Global Tobacco Control Research Program

The Global Tobacco Control Research Program at SFU is looking a Research Assistant to assist with research on the expansion of the Chinese National Tobacco Company (CNTC), the largest tobacco company in the world.

To learn more about this role, please view the full job description here

 

Research Program Coordinator - CARMHA

CARMHA is currently recruiting for a Research Program Coordinator who has experience with research coordination and administration (human resources and finance), academic and scientific writing, and qualitative research.

To learn more about this role, please view the full job description here.

 

PhD Fellowship: EpiGenOmics of Developmental Trajectories (EGODT)

A PhD fellowship is available within the EGODT lab based at SFU and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute to work on a funded project focussing on the analysis of multi-omics data to profile the epigenomic effects of stress. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Provencal and Dr. Sara Mostafavi from the University of British Columbia. We have been funded to examine genome-wide patterns of DNA methylation, gene expression and chromatin interaction changes induced by glucocorticoids in a human neuronal progenitor cell line. The project will also integrate these omics data to create a poly-epigenetic score of glucocorticoid-exposure using gene-co-regulation networks to create a comprehensive epigenetic biomarker of stress exposure.

This opportunity is for an individual with a masters degree in bioinformatics and must normally have a first-class (≥ 3.50) grade point average. Previous experience working with genome-wide data and computational modelling as well as publication from his/her previous research work is highly desirable. 

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Dr. Nadine Provencal, email nadine_provencal@sfu.ca. 

Applications will be reviewed starting January 1st 2019 and will remain open until the position is filled. The successful candidate will need to apply to the graduate study program at the Faculty of Health Sciences, upcoming deadline January 15th (http://www.sfu.ca/fhs/future-students/graduate/application.html) or to the Bioinformatics program, upcoming deadline January 30th (https://bcbioinformaticsgrad.ca/apply/). We will acknowledge your application by email and will contact you by email to inform you of the results of shortlisting. 

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to start in the summer as a research assistant before starting the official degree in Fall 2019. 

Please send a letter of intent, your full CV and the names of two referees to Dr. Nadine Provencal at nadine_provencal@sfu.ca.

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: EpiGenOmics of Developmental Trajectories 

A position is available within the EGODT lab based at SFU and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute to work on a CIHR funded project focussing on epigenetic changes in adolescents exposed to various types of adversity. This project emerges from a collaboration between Dr. Nadine Provencal and Dr. Isabelle Ouellet-Morin from the University of Montreal and the Research Unit on Children’s Psychosocial Maladjustment (GRIP). We have been funded by CIHR to examine genome-wide patterns of DNA methylation in an extensive collection of several hundreds of samples from adolescents taking part in the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development (QLSCD). The project will integrate methylomic data with existing genome-wide SNP data to identify biological markers informative of aversive exposures in childhood and how they can mediate (explain) the impact of childhood adversity on mental health in adolescence. This opportunity is for individual with expertise in either statistics or bioinformatics working with genome-wide data.

The successful applicant will be involved in analysing methylomic and genotyping data from a unique set of well characterized longitudinal samples. He/she will have a broad understanding of genomics (especially epigenetics) and experience of working on an interdisciplinary project. We are interested in recruiting candidates with expertise in statistics/bioinformatics/computational genetics/epigenetics. Previous experience of high throughput DNA methylation profiling would be an advantage.

This position is available as soon as possible for one year, with a possible extension of one additional year. Salary is competitive and will be based on skills and experience. Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Dr. Nadine Provencal, email nadine_provencal@sfu.ca.

If you do not have the right to work in Canada, this appointment will be subject to you obtaining a valid work permit. See http://www.sfu.ca/immigrationservices/incoming/postdocs.html for more information on the processes involved.

We will acknowledge your application by email and will contact you by email to inform you of the results of shortlisting. Applications will be reviewed starting January 15, 2019 and will remained open until the position is filled.

Please send a letter of intent, your full CV as well as the names of two referees to Dr. Nadine Provencal at nadine_provencal@sfu.ca.

Competency

Essential

Desirable

Attainments/Qualifications

PhD or equivalent in genomics/bioinformatics/statistics/computer science, or related field of study

Post-doctoral experience in epigenetics and/or bioinformatics

Skills and Understanding

Understanding of epigenetics, and the role of epigenetic processes in complex disease

Evidence of research activity and published research

Prior Experience

Experience of bioinformatics/computational approaches to genomic data

Experience of working with large sample cohorts / data-sets

DNA methylation and SNPs analysis, especially using genome-wide approaches

Behavioural Characteristics

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Actively participate as a member of a research team

Ability to work independently and flexibly

 

Staff

There are no Staff job opportunities at this time.

Teaching Assistants

There are no Teaching Assistant opportunities at this time.

Hiring Priorities

To view the Teaching Assistant/Tutor Marking Hiring Priorites for the Faculty of Health Sciences, please click here.

Policies

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.

Equity 

The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)

Privacy

The information submitted with your application is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468, s. 27(4)(a)), applicable federal and provincial employment regulations and requirements, the University's non-academic employment policies and applicable collective agreements.

The information is related directly to and needed by the University to initiate the employment application process. The information will be used to contact references supplied by you, evaluate your qualifications and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision.
If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact the Executive Director, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.

2019 TA Appointments

If you are a newly appointed/returning TA for the 2019 Summer Semester please view the relevant information (e.g. workload) as well as the forms you will need to fill in here.

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