Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health and Aging Gerontology Research Centre

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health and AgingGerontology Research CentreSimon Fraser University seeks a recent doctoral degree graduate with strong quantitative or multimethod research skills and interest in health and aging research. The candidate can be appointed up to 2-years with the possibility of renewal. Duties will include: 

  • Develop and carry out a program of research on health and aging
  • Write proposals seeking funding for this research program and other possible topics
  • Serve as a resource for university and community groups and individuals with interest in your areas of research expertise
  • Contribute to the GRC in other ways: assist with the GRC Newsletters, workshops or conferences or serve on committees or task forces that are relevant to your research interests.

Applications are welcome from gerontology, health/medical sciences, and social sciences. The successful candidate will have publications and research interests/experience in health and aging, specific areas open. This can be a one- or two-year position with the possibility of renewal at the renowned Gerontology Research Centre (GRC). Salary is negotiable depending on experience and includes a professional development allowance and standard benefits.

Based at the Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver, the Centre’s mandate is to conduct and foster research on individual and population aging. The following web sites contain publication lists, research activities, and additional information on Centre ( researchers, as well as faculty and graduate students from the associated Department of Gerontology ( There is also the possibility of teaching opportunities for the Department of Gerontology.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and person with disabilities.

Applicants should include a covering letter that outlines their proposed program of research to be conducted while in residence at the GRC, curriculum vitae, evidence of the qualifications being sought, two samples of their publications, and the names of three references. Screening of applicants will commence on May 1, 2019. The position will remain open until the position is filled.Starting date is negotiable.

Address correspondence to: Professor Andrew Wister, Director, Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5K3. Email:

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