The Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) has an opportunity for two Postdoctoral Fellows, one located in Regina and the other in Saskatoon. Successful candidates will join an established team of Aboriginal health researchers.  These awards are designed to provide a stipend and research allowance for Postdoctoral studies within IPHRC’s defined research areas.

IPHRC is a collaborative initiative of the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, and First Nations University of Canada. The Centre is supported by an Operating Grant – Network Environment in Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) from the Institute for Aboriginal Peoples Health (IAPH), one of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).  IPHRC’s objectives are:

  • To support, foster, evolve, and sustain the collaborative CIHR-IAPH Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research across Canada between researchers and communities;
  • To translate new knowledge and to promote the exchange of community knowledge to improve the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities;
  • To advance capacity and infrastructure in Aboriginal health research, ethics, and knowledge exchange;
  • To enable and encourage researchers and their community partners to take advantage of funding opportunities to conduct First Nations, Métis and Inuit health research.

IPHRC’s stated research foci include four theme areas:

  • Indigenous identity, place and connectivity, and cultural/linguistic continuity, as they relate to health;
  • Mental health and addictions;
  • Complex interactions of factors;
  • Chronic disease.

All IPHRC projects are done in partnership with Aboriginal communities and emphasize knowledge translation and capacity building in Aboriginal health research by individuals, communities, and institutions. 

Position Description/Responsibilities: As members of the Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre team, the Postdoctoral Fellows will work with IPHRC researchers and staff to support the Centre’s research agenda.  Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected both to participate in ongoing research projects and to carry out independent projects relating to our objectives and our four theme areas of research.

Eligibility requirements:  Having completed Ph. D within 5 years of applying, a background in Aboriginal health, and a demonstrated ability to carry out productive research.  We will consider candidates from a wide array of disciplines.  The ability to speak an Aboriginal language would be an asset.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience working successfully within the Aboriginal community. 

Duration:  1 year

Amount of Award:  $42,000.00 plus a $5,000 research allowance

Deadline:  Open until filled.

The application package should include:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Summary of proposed research plan with time lines (2 pages);
  3. Curriculum vitae;
  4. Two confidential letters of support 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 funding sources and/or work/study permit (as appropriate);
  7. Copy of published articles.

Please send your application package to:

Marissa Desjardins, Research Coordinator
Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre
CK115, University of Regina
(306) 337-2461