Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: KITE – Toronto Rehab Institute

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University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of a Postdoctoral Fellow in KITE – Toronto Rehab Research Institute.

Job Posting # 903191

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow 
Site: KITE – Toronto Rehab Research Institute
Department: Research
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Status: Temporary Full-time (1 year)

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,600 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN’s seven research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

Project description: Addressing barriers to the built environment is the top priority highlighted by Canadians with disabilities, underscoring the need better define our indoor and outdoor public spaces. However, there is a lack of up-to-date Canadian data informing national accessibility standards. The proposed research will address this important knowledge gap through comprehensive evaluation of static and functional space requirements of various user groups (such as people who use wheeled mobility devices, canes or other mobility aids, people who are blind).

The goal of this research is to inform accessibility standards for the built environment across Canada, removing barriers for people with disabilities. You will be a member of the KITE Research Institute, University Health Network. More information on our lab can be found here:

• PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in Public Health, Occupational Sciences, Kinesiology, Architecture or other related field
• Completion of PhD within 5 years at the time of application
• Experience working with people with disabilities or chronic conditions is an asset
• Experience collecting lab-based data with human participants
• Advanced research experience, especially with data analysis
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong leadership and eagerness to develop project goals.
• Strong track-record of scholarly achievements, scientific publication and communication
• Organizational skills and effective time management
• Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posting Date: July 21, 2022                      Closing Date: Until filled

More information and apply here.