Other Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Positions at the Gérontopôle of Toulouse

Head of Department: Prof. Bruno Vellas, MD, PhD

The Gérontopôle is currently recruiting post-docs to be involved in the ongoing research programs within the framework of the INSPIRE project. This major program is dedicated to Geroscience translational research on biological and Healthy Ageing. It aims to identify biomarkers, determine biological age, and work on all the hallmarks of ageing. Furthermore, in the field of prevention, INSPIRE promotes the implementation of WHO’s ICOPE (Integrated Care for Older People) program for Healthy Ageing. Various positions according to the candidate’s experience and interests are available. Appointments are for full-time and fixed term (period of one year, renewable for one year).

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Please submit applications to Constance de Seynes at constance.de-seynes@univ-tlse3.fr.

 

Postdoctoral Positions at Mount Saint Vincent University & Centre on Aging Nova Scotia

How Approaches to Care Shape the Pathways of Older Adult Home Care Clients

The purpose of the How Approaches to Care Shape the Pathways of Older Adult Home Care Clients research project is to understand how policy, practice and decision-making shape a client’s journey through the home care system. This project is using a mixed-methods approach to achieve its objective. Activities are taking place in Nova Scotia and Manitoba, through three interrelated and overlapping research streams:

  • Construct Client Pathways – Retrospective data analysis of client assessment data
  • Explore Factors that Shape Client Pathways – Interviews with clients, caregivers, and support workers
  • Examine Policy Context – Review of key policies

This project is seeking applications for two postdoctoral positions available during 2021-2023.

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Interested applicants from the social sciences, health, and other relevant disciplines should submit an application consisting of a cover letter and a curriculum vitae to nsca@msvu.ca, Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax NS, B3M 2J6. Applications will be received until suitable candidates are found.

 

Knowledge Broker for the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health at Providence Care

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health is seeking a permanent full-time Knowledge Broker. Reporting to the Manager and Director of the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health (CSAH), the Knowledge Broker provides support to activities and projects in aging in Southeastern Ontario and beyond. The Knowledge Broker aims to develop relationships and networks with and among producers and users of knowledge.

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If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to: work@providencecare.ca.

Citizen Participation

Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority: Prostate Cancer Research

Have you completed treatment for prostate cancer?

Researchers at Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority want to hear from men in Nova Scotia who have been diagnosed with and treated for prostate cancer about their post-treatment care.

Specifically, they are interested in speaking with Nova Scotia men who:

  • are at least 18 years of age
  • have been previously diagnosed with prostate cancer, and
  • have completed treatment for prostate cancer within the last 5 years.

If you meet these criteria, you are invited to participate in a one-time telephone interview which will last about one (1) hour. The team would like to hear about your healthcare experiences since completing treatment, including whether or not it is meeting your healthcare needs. If you choose to participate you will receive a $25.00 honorarium in appreciation of your time.

If you have questions about this study or would like to participate, please contact:

Margaret Jorgensen
Phone: (902) 473-7290
Email: Margaret.Jorgensen@ccns.nshealth.ca

 

Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging’s Dementia Surveillance Project: Seeking Participants

A team at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is looking for persons living with dementia or care partners to participate in virtual focus groups. The project will help shape Canada’s dementia data system and promote quality of life for those living with dementia and care partners (e.g., family/friends).

They would like to recruit participants from diverse backgrounds to represent a wide range of perspectives and experiences from across Canada. The team encourages participation of people who speak languages other than English or French, people of different cultural backgrounds, newcomers to Canada, people who identify as LGBTQI2S+, and people who live in rural or remote areas. Focus groups will be offered in different languages.

In appreciation for your time, you will receive a $25 gift card.

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If you have questions about this study or would like to participate, please contact:

Vanessa Vucea-Tirabassi
Phone: (519) 904-0660 x 4136
Email: vanessa.vucea-tirabassi@the-ria.ca

 

Dementia Surveillance Project Advisory Committee: Seeking New Members

The Research Institute for Aging’s Dementia Surveillance Project Advisory Committee is currently seeking persons living with dementia and caregivers to join the Advisory Committee. The Dementia Surveillance Project Advisory Committee aims to include individuals who reflect the diversity of persons living with dementia and care partners from all parts of Canada. Over the three-and-a-half-year project, the Advisory Committee will meet twice a year, or as needed.

The purpose of the project is to enhance the national dementia data system by expanding the type of data collected across the country. Information gathered during this project will help us understand dementia and how to best support Canadians living with dementia.

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If you have questions about this project or are interested in joining the Advisory Committee, please contact:

Vanessa Vucea-Tirabassi
Phone: (519) 904-0660 x 4136
Email: vanessa.vucea-tirabassi@the-ria.ca

 

Ontario Long-term Care Transitions during COVID-19: Seeking Participants

Have you or a family member left, or considered leaving, a long-term care home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Have you provided transition support to residents and families leaving long-term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic?

A researcher and her team at the University of Toronto are looking to speak with people in Ontario who experienced, considered, or supported a transition out of a long-term care home any time since March 2020. Participants would be invited to one 30–60-minute Zoom/phone interview to share their experiences and perspectives on care transitions from long-term care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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If you have questions about this study or would like to participate, please contact:

Sarah Carbone, PhD Candidate
Email: sarah.carbone@utoronto.ca

 

InCARE Project Wants to Hear your Views on Long-term Care: Survey

An international team is currently conducting a survey on attitudes, expectations, and experiences with long-term care (including informal care). The team hopes to give Canadians a chance to voice their experiences and opinions.

Participants must be aged 18 or older. The survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete.

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You can access the survey here.

If you have questions about this study, please contact:

InCARE_survey@euro.centre.org

 

OMG: Testing Online Meaning-Centered Groups among Ontario Retirement Home Residents: Seeking Participants

A team at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute is looking for older adults to participate in an online peer support group designed to promote social connection and well-being. If you are 60y+, live in a retirement home or senior living community in Ontario, and are feeling lonely or stressed, you’re invited to participate.

Participation includes interviews and engagement in weekly online group discussions. You do not need prior knowledge of technology to join, and technology will be provided for those who don’t have a computer or tablet.

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If you have questions about this study or would like to participate, please contact:

Dr. Marnin Heisel
Phone: (519) 685-8500 x 75981
Email: Marnin.Heisel@lhsc.on.ca

Research Assistant
Phone: (519) 685-8500 x74911

 

Health Standards Organization’s Draft National Long-Term Care Services Standard: Public Review

Health Standards Organization (HSO) launched its public review phase for the draft National Long-Term Care Services Standard being developed by its Long-Term Care (LTC) Services Standard Technical Committee. The draft standard will provide LTC stakeholders with a unified vision and, once finalized, will be used as part of future LTC accreditation programs across Canada.

The review phase opened on January 27 and runs until March 27, 2022. All feedback will be reviewed by the LTC Services Standard Technical Committee, who will consider its appropriate place in the standard.

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