Post Doctoral Fellowship - Pandemics & Borders Project, FHS SFU

June 02, 2022

Title: Post-doctoral Fellowship with the Pandemics & Borders Project

Status and Funding: Grant-funded Full-Time

Duration: Two years

Remuneration: $58,000 per year plus benefits

The Pandemics and Borders Project is an international and interdisciplinary research group, based at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada, studying the use of travel measures during public health emergencies. The team bridges the fields of political science, economics, public policy, infectious disease modelling and genomics. The team is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in border management and global public health. The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to national and global efforts to understand and better respond to global health threats by conducting ground-breaking research to inform future border management.

The postdoctoral fellow will work with the project team to advance a risk-based approach and other evidence-informed decision-making approaches to support border management during public health emergencies. This will include developing and piloting different methods of risk assessment, mitigation and communication; and simulation-based training tools. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to compile and analyze novel datasets, and co-produce a broad range of scholarly and policy outputs. They will be provided with career-supporting opportunities to engage with key stakeholders, including government officials, and participate in knowledge translation activities.

The team invites recent and near PhD graduates with expertise in social sciences and/or public policy. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience of mixed (qualitative and quantitative) methods applied to public policy issues. Experience of risk assessment or simulation-based gaming is an asset.

This postdoctoral fellowship is a full-time two-year position with a flexible start date no later than October 2022. The position is based at the SFU Burnaby campus within a new BC research institute concerned with emerging pathogens and pandemic preparedness.

Information about the Pandemics and Borders Project can be found at:

Questions about this position can be sent to Jennifer Fang or Julianne Piper at

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and two

reference letters directly to Applications will be

reviewed on a rolling basis from June 20 2022, until the position is filled.