Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Behavioural Medicine
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
34d ago

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is Canada’s largest and foremost cardiovascular health centre dedicated to understanding, treating and preventing heart disease.

Investigators in the Division of Prevention & Rehabilitation have a unique array of initiatives and programmes with a particular emphasis on innovative approaches to prevention (primary and secondary) and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

This fellowship offers the opportunity to gain and contribute knowledge to the area of behavioural medicine, with an emphasis on cardiac psychology.

Current research projects include :

  • Cardiac Couples research investigating the impact of couple relationships on the physical and mental health of cardiac couples, including an evaluation of the Healing Hearts Together intervention;
  • Sleep to Your Heart’s Content evaluation of an insomnia intervention for patients with heart disease;
  • Psychological screening and triage of cardiac patients, including transplant candidates;
  • PREPARE study evaluation of a lifestyle intervention for patients listed for heart transplantation;
  • Neurocognitive and Quality of Life Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest;
  • Smoking Cessation Research (FLEX study); and,
  • Various projects in behavioural medicine and mental health (e.g., exercise and quality of life among patients with atrial fibrillation, Nurses Cardiovascular Health).
  • It is expected that the successful candidate will assume responsibility for the preparation and publication of manuscripts as well as assist in the submission of research grant applications.

    Opportunities to collaborate with highly respected clinicians and scientists in our division, at our facility, and the greater Ottawa area is also available.

    The fellow may obtain additional support from our Research Services Department and Cardiovascular Methods Centre.

    Supervision of trainees may be possible. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in training and educational activities (e.

    g., grand and prevention & rehabilitation rounds, clinical trials).

    The position is a one-year fellowship that may be renewed contingent on funding. The stipend is commensurate with experience, and includes three weeks paid holidays and paid statutory holidays.

    The successful candidate will possess :

  • A Ph.D. in a health-related field
  • Previous research experience within a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A strong understanding of clinical research design, research methodology and data analysis
  • Advanced statistical training and knowledge of statistical software packages
  • Previous experience analyzing datasets
  • Evidence of experience in preparation and publication of manuscripts; strong technical writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, ReferenceManager, EndNote, SPSS)
  • Ability to take guided initiative and to work in an organized fashion within a fast-paced environment, including flexibility in shifting between independent and collaborative work
  • Demonstrated collegiality, professionalism and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience in behavioural medicine / health psychology an asset
  • To Apply :

    Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names & contact information of three referees to Dr. Heather Tulloch.

    Accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process relating to any specialty requirements. Applicants should make their needs known in advance.

    The successful candidate will be required, prior to the start of employment, to complete mandatory organizational training available online, provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check and provide an official piece of photo identification.

    For further information, please contact Dr. Heather Tulloch.

    Application deadline : May 1, 2018. Start date is negotiable, preferably September, 2018.

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