Employment Opportunity - PDF position at Gilbrea Centre for Studies on Aging

The Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, is hiring for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Apply by September 29th

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Post Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity

The RaDAR team is sharing this posting on behalf of our colleagues at McMaster University. Please refer to the posting link from McMaster University below for more information about this opportunity.

Please apply by September 29th, 2022.

Dr. Anthea Innes, a RaDAR team Investigator, holds the Gilbrea Chair in Aging and Mental Health and is a Professor at McMaster University. We are pleased to share on her behalf that the The Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, located at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, currently has an opportunity for a 2-year Post Doctoral Fellowship. 

Read the full posting, with information about how to apply.

Highlights direct from the post:

To support our working moving forward the Faculty of Social Science and MIRA is investing in a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to be located within the Gilbrea Centre who will help us deliver our mission to improve all aspects of the lives of older adults in the community and in long-term care by linking research, education, policy and practice with local, national and global initiatives. This particular postion will involve actively contributing to writing research grant applications, conducting research fieldwork, analysis and writing up existing projects within the Centre and working closely with the SHARE initiative to investigate our collective work where we are seeking to develop our approaches to engaging with older people. This post will be 100% dedicated to the work of the Gilbrea Centre and the PDF is expected to both develop and undertake excellent research him/herself, but equally importantly, to lever in, and work with, expertise and capacity already within the Centre, Faculty, MIRA and the University.

The keys to success in this position will include your ability to:

  • Take initiative and work autonomously
  • Work in partnership with Gilbrea Centre faculty and staff
  • To actively support Gilbrea Faculty colleagues in bidding activity for funds;
  • To undertake research, normally collaboratively, on agreed Gilbrea Centre projects;
  • Independently define and solve problems with creativity and resourcefulness
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills to lead the writing and preparation of manuscripts, reports and other communications to support Centre projects internally and externally
  • Build effective partnerships to collaborate with colleagues locally, nationally and internationally
  • Excel in a highly dynamic, interdisciplinary environment through engagement with the research team, contributing to an environment of learning and collaboration.
  • Build cross-cutting links and relationships internal and external to the Centre and the University;
  • Actively contribute to the writing of papers and reports and to promote and disseminate the work of the Centre more generally through conference presentations, public engagement events and other related activities;
  • Contribute to awareness raising, research dissemination and knowledge translation activities;
  • Perform any other duties appropriate to the grade as may be required by the Director of the Gilbrea Centre

Experience in conducting social gerontological research, health/social policy research, qualitative and quantitative research, and working in one or more of the following research environments would be considered an asset: social gerontology, dementia studies; and health/social care policy.


  • Two years of funding at $50,000 CAD per year + benefits. This position is included within the Canadian Union of Public Employees ("CUPE") Local 3906 Unit 3, representing Post-Doctoral Fellows.
  • The opportunity to interact with a network of collaborators.
  • The opportunity to work at the forefront of social science focused aging research with an incredible team of highly motivated people.


  • You will have completed a relevant PhD program in the social sciences within the five years immediately preceding the initial appointment start date.