Post Doc Opportunity: Nutrition & Activity Guideline Development

August 30, 2019

Canadian Frailty Network, McMaster Institute for Research in Aging and McMaster Evidence Review and Synthesis Team Post-Doctoral Fellowship


In partnership with the McMaster Institute for Research in Aging (MIRA) and McMaster Evidence Review and Systhesis Centre Team (MERST), the focus of this Fellowship is to participate as a co-Investigator on two multi-faceted systematic reviews that aim to generate recommendations for nutrition and physical activity for older adults living with frailty.  Supervised by Dr. Diana Sherifali (School of Nursing and Department of Health Evidence and Impact), the Fellow will engage and lead stakeholders through the processes involved in conducting systematic reviews and guideline development.

As a co-investigator on this study, the Fellow will:

  • Collaborate with research staff and other members of the research team to ensure the conduct and successful completion of the study
  • Lead and also contribute to specific agreed upon components of the systematic review process
  • Attend weekly and adhoc research team meetings
  • Lead and contribute to knowledge translation activities including meetings with stakeholders, dissemination of study results in various forums (e.g., social media, rounds, stakeholder groups, website) and formats (presentations, publications, briefing notes)
  • Participate in educational sessions and contribute to the academic mandate of MIRA, MERST through participation in rounds presentations and the research training of interdisciplinary learners

The Fellowship experience will be tailored to meet individualized career development goals and clinical, academic, and research learning needs, through but not limited to:

  • Mentorship and training by a research supervisor
  • Participation in MIRA trainee network meetings and rounds
  • Participation in regular research rounds and presentations with MERST and other research institutes such as Population Health Research Institutes and McMaster Obesity and Diabetes Research Unit
  • Participation in CFN highly qualified personnel (HQP) training webinars and modules
  • Development and submission of manuscripts for publication
  • Peer support and collaboration with other research trainees
  • Co-tutoring and/or teaching graduate research courses as needed, and
  • Supervising undergraduate and/or graduate research students.


  • Completion of a PhD in a health or health related field. Proof of PhD completion is required
  • Experience in critical appraisal of quantitative research
  • Experience and understanding of all steps and methods involved in designing and undertaking a knowledge synthesis
  • Experience in Cochrane Systematic Review methods
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively engage and work collaboratively with a wide range of healthcare stakeholders and study participants
  • Ability to collaborate and work as an effective team member in a multidisciplinary research team
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work effectively to meet deadlines and commitments

Terms of the Fellowship

  • The Fellowship is a full-time position with a gross salary of $50,000
  • The duration of the Fellowship is under 11 months with a contract end date of July 31, 2020
  • The fellowship work is to be completed onsite at McMaster Innovation Park (MIP)

Interested individuals please apply online by submitting a CV with a 1-page statement of interest and a list of two referees. Application closing date is September 16, 2019

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