Postdoctoral Fellow

Dalhousie University

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Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Posting Number PTAP1804P
Department/Unit Medical Research Development Office
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities Donald Hill Postdoctoral Fellowship
Dalhousie University is currently seeking applications for the prestigious Donald Hill Family postdoctoral fellowship position within the Faculty of Medicine. Candidates from any discipline may apply, but this year’s competition will prioritize applicants proposing research related to our priority research areas including Infection, Immunity, Infectious Disease and Vaccinology, Genomics in Medicine, Brain Repair, Cardiovascular Research, Cancer, Healthy Aging and Frailty. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in more than one discipline or are committed to transdisciplinary research. The successful applicant will work with other Fellows from the Faculties of Computer Science and Arts and Social Science to meet the objectives of this fellowship program while engaging full- time in their own research.
As a world-leading, research-intensive university: Dalhousie University is comprised of more than 6,000 faculty and staff and 20,000 students amongst its thirteen Faculties. As part of Canada’s U15 group of research-intensive universities, Dalhousie is a key driver of the region’s intellectual, social, and economic development.
Dalhousie is one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities, pioneering research in a wide array of disciplines and generating over $181 million in externally funded research in 2019/2020. Dalhousie is home to 81% of all the research revenue awarded to universities in Nova Scotia and has a strong voice in national discussions with federal funding agencies on research funding. Dalhousie’s world-class researchers are applying their brain power to the world’s most pressing problems: from ending poverty to fighting inequalities, tackling climate change, and ensuring that no one is left behind. Dalhousie placed in the Top 100 of Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings in 2020, reflecting the university’s impact in addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through research, outreach and stewardship.
The Faculty of Medicine fosters scientific excellence and humanity in medicine, facilitates leading health research, influences social and health policy, and helps drive the regional economy.
Qualifications/Requirements of Position The successful candidate will hold a PhD with a strong track record of original research and leadership. Applicants must have a demonstrable interest in the broader societal impact of health research, emerging technology, and promotion of a culture of accountability for the future of society. The fellowship is intended to provide support for fellows to focus on research, establish their careers and build a foundational awareness about the societal consequences of their research. 
The Donald Hill Family Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is restricted to applicants who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, and who have completed their PhD in the last 3 years. The objectives of the Donald Hill Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and eligibility conditions can be found in the Donald Hill Family Postdoctoral Fellowship Guidelines .
Interested parties should submit: a cover letter; a current CV that includes proof of PhD completion and the contact information for 2-3 references; letter of support from proposed supervisor, and a research proposal (maximum 5 pages) that includes a summary of the applicant’s interest in the societal impact of technology and any activities they may have already engaged in relevant to this area. Please apply for this position online through PeopleAdmin
Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
For further information, please contact: Dr. Eileen Denovan-Wright, Associate Dean Research [email protected]
Salary Range/Pay Rate $60,000-$65,000 per annum
Additional Information Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

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Term of appointment Three years subject to annual progress report and successful review and renewal. This position is conditional upon ongoing renewal of funding. Anticipated start date: July 1, 2023
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