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.

Find more information here.

 

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.

Find more information here.

Lecturer

There are no Lecturer job opportunities at this time.

Sessional & CODE Instructors

There are no Sessional or Code job opportunities at this time.

Instructions

Please follow the formatting instructions below when emailing your application information for each posting.

In the Subject Line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified below: Course Number, Last Name, First Name

All application information must sent as one PDF document containing a cover letter and CV/resume. Do not send separate attachments for each document.

In the body of the email, copy and paste the following questions and send with your responses:

1) Do you currently work for, or have you worked in the past for, Simon Fraser University? (Response: Yes or No). If yes, please provide your SFU ID number (Student or Employee number) if known.

2) Are you legally entitled to work in Canada? (Response: Yes or No).

3) If you are currently on a work or study permit, please indicate expiry date and all conditions associated with your permit, if applicable.

By submitting an application, you understand and agree that any false or misleading statement may disqualify you from employment; or, after having obtained employment with the University, may result in dismissal.

Hired Sessionals - Click here for Required Forms

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 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. (Position still open as of November 19th, so continue to apply!)

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

The Faculty of Health Sciences is posting the following TA for Marking position for HSCI 408 for the Spring Semester 2019. The posting closes on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Course Details:

HSCI 408 - Plagues, Pollutants and Poverty: The Origins and Evolution of Public Health (BBY)
Instructor: Dr. Bruce Lanphear

 

To Apply 

To apply please email Brad Mladenovic at bratislav_mladenovic@sfu.ca with the subject line “HSCI 408 TA Posting”. Please include your cover letter/CV, current transcript, and study/work permit (if applicable) as PDF attachments to your email.

The deadline is Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Successful applicants will be notified by email. Because of short time lines, only successful applicants will be contacted.

 

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 Spring 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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