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We facilitate evidence-based research, knowledge sharing and clinical practices that improve healthcare outcomes for frail elderly Canadians, their families and caregivers.

Coordinating Data Management Platform initiative

Employment Opportunity -- Postdoctoral Fellowship

Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow, to coordinate the Network’s Data Management Platform initiative.

Canadian Frailty Network is a not-for-profit organization focused on frailty, funded in 2012 by the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence program, and recently refunded for another five years. CFN’s mandate is to improve the care of frail older Canadians and their families. We do this by increasing frailty recognition and assessment, by providing evidence for decision making, by training the next generation to care for this vulnerable population, and by advocating for change in health and social care systems to ensure that the needs of this vulnerable population are met.

In producing evidence to guide healthcare decision making, our intent is also to maximize the utilization of the data obtained by creating a Network Data Management Platform (DMP) to standardize data and outcomes for frailty studies. The DMP project will include broad consultations to reach consensus on appropriate outcomes for frailty studies, and key data elements and definitions, using a Delphi approach. This project will facilitate the conduct of relevant, generalizable and healthcare context interpretable frailty research.

This postdoctoral Fellow will coordinate the Network’s Data Management Platform initiative under the direction of the CFN Scientific Director andthe Initiative Steering Committee. The successful candidate will also participate in the CFN Interdisciplinary Training Program, and will be expected to produce high quality products for publication and Network use.

Recent PhD graduates in a research-related discipline are eligible. Other desirable experience includes:

  • An understanding of frailty and knowledge in gerontology/geriatrics
  • experience with various research approaches (quantitative/qualitative)
  • experience in project management and administration. 
  • Collaborative experience working with health organizations, academic researchers, institutions.
  • Superior writing skills (e.g. research proposals, minutes, position statements, reports, briefs, correspondence, etc.).
  • Ability to coordinate and lead focus group interviews, survey(s) and other scholarly work to gather data to inform the process. 
  • Collating data, analyzing information succinctly and preparing high-level documents and reports for review is required. 
  • Ability to deliver oral presentations and present findings to various partners and stakeholders in an effective and influential manner.
  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint and project planning tools.  

The position is up to one year. Location is flexible, with periodic regional or national travel required.  

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to apply@cfn-nce.ca, as soon as possible.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.