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Postdoctoral Fellows Positions

We have 1 Postdoctoral Fellow position available at this time:

Posting Date:

May 25, 2018

Job Title:

Post-Doctoral Fellow


School of Rehabilitation Therapy

Description of Area or Topic of Research:

Area: Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation

Primary topic focus: Application of self-management principles and knowledge translation processes to the testing of MS INFoRM, a web-based fatigue management resource for people with MS, using a randomized control trial design.

Secondary topics: Falls prevention interventions for people with MS (in collaboration with the members of the International MS Falls Prevention Research Network); use of health care services among people with MS in the years prior to nursing home entry; caregiver support.

Supervision and Academic Unit:

Dr. Marcia Finlayson is the primary supervisor and mentor for this post-doctoral fellowship. Dr. Simon French and Dr. Nandini Deshpande are secondary mentors. All faculty are based in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy.


Consistent with the post-doctoral funding scale from the National MS Society (funder for this position), the starting salary is $41,576 for applicants with no previous post-doctoral experience.

Start Date and Duration of Appointment:

July 1st, 2018 to June 30th, 2019, with the possibility of extension dependent on funding availability.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completed doctoral degree in health or rehabilitation sciences (e.g., occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation science, kinesiology). Preference will be given to individuals with a PhD or ScD, although other types of doctoral degrees may be considered (e.g., OTD, DPT, EdD, DrPH, DSc)
  • Strong academic record including a record of research activity (e.g., experience as a research assistant, peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations)
  • Clear interest in the development, implementation and evaluation of self-management programs, the role of interprofessional collaboration, and the process of knowledge translation in MS fatigue management or falls prevention

Required Documentation:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter outlining applicant’s interest in the training program
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Academic transcripts
  5. Three letters of reference
  6. Personal statement describing learning goals for the post-doctoral period, interests in MS rehabilitation, and career aspirations

Application Deadline:

Application review will begin on June 15, 2018. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure:

Submit application materials to Dr. Marcia Finlayson


EMPLOYMENT EQUITY: The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

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