Postdoctoral Fellow

WorkplaceToronto, Alberta, Canada

University Of Alberta Careers

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Occupational Therapy

The TechRehab Lab of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, in collaboration with Glenrose Rehabilitation Research, Innovation & Technology (GRRIT) Hub at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital & the CogPro Lab at the University of Alberta, has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join a clinical research team. We are committed to linking the clinical needs and industry to improve patients’ outcomes through better adherence to therapeutic interventions using eXtended Reality technologies.


  • Planning research activities (including Ethics Application in ARISE portal at University of Alberta, Operational and Administrative approval at AHS) and providing research design for the project
  • Determining the most appropriate methodology in carrying out identified research goals
  • Designing experiments, data collection protocols, and standards
  • Conducting advanced analysis of research results
  • Overseeing and/or conducting subject recruitment data collection activities
  • Preparing proposals for new research activities, including assisting in the preparation of research grant applications
  • Participating in the writing of research papers, the preparation of presentations and publications
  • Presenting research results in laboratory meetings, seminars, scientific conferences and/or related settings
  • Training and supervising new support staff and students (Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • Fostering communication with off-campus partners
  • Assisting with related administrative duties as required by the principal investigator

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • The candidate must have obtained a PhD within the last 5 years and have research experience in rehabilitation sciences, health sciences, or related fields.
  • Ability to develop a strong rapport with clinicians in combination with strong communication skills
  • Experience working in an academic research organization, and knowledge of clinical trials, statistics, and health concepts.
  • Experience working in machine learning, virtual reality, augmented reality, and health economics or Alberta’s health care system are considered assets.  
  • Ability to work independently as well as contributing to team development, including during the supervisor’s periodic absences from the lab is a must.

The annual stipend offered will be consistent with those of other national agencies (e.g., Mitacs)

Interested applicants are invited to apply online by submitting a cover letter and full curriculum vitae. All documents must be clearly identified with proper headers and collated into a single document in PDF format.

Review of applications and selection of short-listed candidates will begin February 15, 2021; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2184809.