Post Doctoral Fellow
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
7h ago

Position Details

A two-year post-doctoral position is available to assist with the Alberta Gambling Research Institute’s National Project on Gambling and Problem Gambling (ANP) : .

The multi-disciplinary project team is led by Dr. Robert Williams from the University of Lethbridge along with 10 additional team members from the Universities of Lethbridge, Calgary, and Alberta.

  • The three research elements to this investigation are a 1) Statistics Canada Survey of 28,000 Canadians in 2018; 2) A two-year Online Panel cohort of 10,000 Canadians in 2018 and 2019;
  • and 3) Independent Corroborating Investigations in the form of key informant interviews of provincial stakeholders; key informant interviews with Indigenous leaders;
  • large-scale surveys of casino patrons and employees; and online surveys of individuals in treatment programs across the country ( Pathways to Treatment’ project).

    To date, 11 papers have been published or submitted for publication. Many others are being developed, and many more can potentially be written.

    The primary purpose of this position is to assist with the publication of these additional papers as well as the one remaining ANP research project (Pathways to Treatment). Position Requirements

  • Completion of Ph.D. in a health or social science discipline
  • Gambling-related research experience and interests preferred
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Excellent statistical skills, including analysis of longitudinal data
  • Willingness to reside in either Lethbridge or Calgary with regular visits to the other locale
  • Duties

  • Managing the remaining logistical parts of the ANP (e.g., financial management; coordination and liaison with other ANP stakeholders / funders) under the supervision of Dr.
  • Robert Williams (Faculty of Health Sciences) at the University of Lethbridge.

  • Writing papers derived from the ANP data. Many of these have already been identified, but this does not preclude the person also conducting their own investigations as there are a multitude of additional possibilities.
  • Conducting the Pathways to Treatment project under the supervision of Dr. David Hodgins (Department of Psychology) at the University of Calgary.
  • Assisting with papers initiated and authored by other members of the ANP team.
  • Managing the University of Lethbridge Gambling Research Group (GRG). This is a multidisciplinary group of researchers and students that has participating in research meetings / presentations on a monthly basis (Sep May) since 2009.
  • It has been one of the main vehicles by which gambling-related research has been fostered at the University of Lethbridge.

    Salary : $50,000 / year with additional 20% in benefits (to a maximum of $60,000 / year).

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