Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Geography at Western University

Western University’s Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (theheal.ca) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Geography (Children’s Health) in the Department of Geography. A PhD in Geography, Food & Nutritional Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, or other relevant discipline is required at the time of appointment. The position is available effective immediately, and will be for an initial period of one year with potential to renew.

The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEALab), directed by Dr. Jason Gilliland, is a state-of-the-art, inter-disciplinary research and training environment which specializes in the production, evaluation, synthesis, dissemination and mobilization of evidence to support effective policies, programs and professional practice aimed at creating healthy and vibrant communities. We specialize in community-based participatory research and applications of GISc for urban planning, public health, and local economic development.

The Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) will work with a multi-disciplinary team and fully engage in one or more research projects related to children’s health and well-being, such as (but not limited to): children’s heart health, access to healthy food, healthy eating, physical activity, active transportation, obesity, sleep, mental health, and primary health care access.

The PDF will be involved in project management, supervising research assistants, collecting and analyzing data, interacting with cross-sector collaborators, and writing academic journal articles and reports for funders and community knowledge users. The ideal candidate will have experience in project management and some expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methods, geospatial techniques, and/or community-based research. Ability to speak French will also be considered an asset.

For information about the HEALab, Department of Geography, and Western University please see theheal.ca, geography.uwo.ca, and uwo.ca. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and names and contact details (email and telephone) of three referees we may contact.

Please send application and any inquiries to Dr. Jason Gilliland, Human Environments Analysis Laboratory, Department of Geography, Western University, London, Canada N6A 5C2. E-mail: jgillila@uwo.ca.