PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for applications is now closed.

The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on multi-institutional, research project titled Iyiniw-Oskâtisak Pamihisowak: Using Indigenous Knowledge For A Healthier Aboriginal Youth funded by a Phase 3 Health Research Group Grant from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF). This fellowship will provide a stipend and research allowance to a PDF who will support and contribute to this project. For further information on the project, please see attached summary.

Please note that this research will be conducted in partnership with Aboriginal communities and emphasize knowledge translation and capacity building in Aboriginal health research by individuals, communities, and institutions. Successful candidates must either be a Saskatchewan resident or be willing to relocate to Saskatchewan (either Regina or Prince Albert).

Position Description/Responsibilities: The successful candidate will join an established team of Aboriginal health researchers who utilize a mixed-methods approach to research that includes community-based participatory, Indigenous, arts-based, and qualitative approaches. The PDF will have an opportunity to hone her or his skills in research by participating in data collection, analysis, and dissemination. The project will also provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to learn about research project management and to participate in grant writing and writing for publication.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must have completed Ph.D. within 5 years of applying, have knowledge of the issues germane to Aboriginal peoples’ health, and have a demonstrated ability to carry out productive research. Candidates from a wide array of disciplines will be considered. Demonstrated experience working successfully within the Aboriginal community would be an asset.

Duration: 1 year with a possibility of renewal

Amount of Award: $43,000.00 plus a $5,000 research allowance 

Deadline: Open until filled.

The application package should include:

  1. Covering letter;

  2. Summary of a proposed research plan that will fit within the larger research project (2 pages);

  3. Curriculum vitae; 

  4. Two confidential letters of support to be sent directly to from individuals who can comment on the candidate’s research ability and relevant work experiences, especially within the Aboriginal community;

  5. Official post-secondary transcripts and degree certificates;

  6. Proof of work/study permit (as appropriate); and

  7. Copy of published articles. 

Please send your complete application package to:

Jo-Ann Episkenew, Ph.D. 
Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre 
CK115, University of Regina
(306) 337-3318