University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an advanced trainee to fill the key role of Postdoctoral Fellow at The Institute for Education Research (TIER), UHN.
Job Posting# 900501
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Site: Toronto General Hospital and the Michener Institute for Education at UHN
Department: The Institute for Education Research (TIER)
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Temporary Full-time (6 months)
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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.
We are seeking a Doctoral Graduate to lead a knowledge synthesis for publication in the area of health professions education to prevent limb loss from diabetes. The successful candidate will have experience leading knowledge syntheses with a critical framework and possess a health professions education-related PhD. Possible areas of expertise for this project include health professions education research, preventive and population health education research, social sciences fields with a research focus on health services delivery/health professions education, education research with a focus on health services delivery. An understanding of how the social determinants of health influence health and care delivery is essential. Results of this work will be used to inform the design of educational interventions for the next phase of the larger project.
Leading a knowledge synthesis to inform the current project and future work, including collection and analysis of data from a variety of sources (academic literature, grey literature), interpretation that considers the social determinants of health, and lead report/manuscript drafting and other forms of dissemination. Knowledge product/academic output: Knowledge synthesis paper with impact of applied interventions as a key outcome; literature search; analyzing and synthesizing data; collaborating with team via idea-sharing, critical constructive feedback on team plans and products; attending research team meetings, fellowship seminars, academic rounds and other education research community events; working on site 3 days/week; and supporting other initiatives as requested.
• PhD received within the past 5 years (or MD received within 10 years) in a related field
• Education in health professions education or related area (possible fields may be medical anthropology, health policy, health curriculum development, health professions education research, preventive and population health education research, social sciences fields with a research focus on health services delivery/health professions education, education research with a focus on health services delivery.
• Experience leading scoping or realist reviews required
• Knowledge and experience applying Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility principles to research
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in health education/health research required, including experience with qualitative data collection and analysis
• Previous experience using data management (e.g. Excel), reference management (e.g. Endnote, Refworks, Mendeley)
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Vaccines (COVID 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: June 9, 2022 Closing Date: June 23, 2022
More information and apply here.