Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Ottawa Centre for Implementation Research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute [Due Date extended: Nov 11, 2016]

Oct 27,2016 | Consortium_staff Fellowships

Application due date: extended to November 11, 2016
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Ottawa Hospital: Inspired by research. Driven by compassion

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital and an affiliated institute of the University of Ottawa. With more than 1,700 scientists, clinician investigators, trainees and staff, and total revenues of more than $100 million, we are one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes. We are investigating virtually every major disease and condition, with a focus on answering important health questions and translating our findings into benefits for patients and society.

Brief Job Description:

The Ottawa Centre for Implementation Research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute invites applications for a two year post-doctoral fellowship position focusing on behavioural approaches to evaluation in implementation science. We are seeking a talented individual with ambitions to advance their career by capitalizing on being involved in a range of multi-disciplinary collaborative projects. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience and expand their professional network through collaboration with investigators from a range of disciplines. Opportunities for professional development include publications, presentations at scientific conferences, involvement in grant writing, exposure to new methodological approaches, and interaction with health system stakeholders. Working primarily with Dr. Justin Presseau and Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw, the candidate will be expected to contribute to a variety of research projects incorporating mixed methods. The successful candidate will also work with researchers and clinicians at Women’s College Hospital (Toronto; e.g. Dr. Noah Ivers), University of Laval (Quebec City; e.g. Dr. Holly Witteman), City University of London (UK; e.g. Dr. Jill Francis) and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. The rich supply of faculty members and staff within the OCIR with various expertise will facilitate a successful training experience for the successful candidate. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to graduate student supervision. The appointment will be for two years with the possibility of extension.

Expected Responsibilities

  • Developing, conducting and qualitative analysis of behaviour change theory-based interviews with healthcare professionals regarding barriers and enablers to implementation in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Conducting quantitative analyses of questionnaire-based data as part of theory-based process evaluations alongside trials of healthcare professional behaviour change interventions
  • Conducting behaviour change technique-based coding of intervention descriptions
  • Project management (research ethics applications, participant recruitment, consenting)
  • Preparing and communicating findings in posted reports and peer-reviewed publications, rounds, and scientific conferences, as required
  • Assist with grant writing and submissions
  • Lead/participate in manuscript writing and submissions

Basic Requirements (Education/Experience):

  • PhD in health or organizational psychology, health services research, knowledge translation, or related field (e.g. implementation science)
  • Experience working in health services research
  • Knowledge in the areas of health service research, implementation science, and behaviour change
  • Experience writing peer-reviewed publications
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills
  • Strong interview and qualitative analysis skills
  • Strong communication skills (oral/written)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively as both part of a team and independently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience using behaviour change theory applied to implementation science

Benefits and Opportunities:

Post Doctoral Fellow: Minimum Stipend $45,000.00 (annual)

Comments to applicant:

Please send a cover letter including research experience, and research goals and interests relevant to the position along with a CV to Lisa McGovern at