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Job Title:POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW – Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) Canada-China research
Reference #:RI -19-003
Available Spots: 1
Union: Non-Union
Supervisor: Philippe Robaey, MD, Ph.D.
Classification:1.0 FTE 1 year contract with possibility for renewal up to 5 years


The objective of the project is to adapt the Canadian shared care model for ADHD to the Chinese context. To test its flexibility, it will be implemented within the paediatric care system in two districts of Shanghai and within the mental health care system in one district of Beijing. The project is linked to a similar project in Ottawa with family health teams. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with experience in implementation research. The successful candidate will coordinate the research initiatives, the data exchange and analysis, and the training. Superior writing, communication, collaboration, and organizational skills are essential. Ideally this experience with its publication record would position the candidate for applying successfully to a tenure track position after its term.


Key partners are

·         Different research institutions across Canada: Hospital for Sick Children (University of Toronto), Department of Education (University of Ottawa), School of Health Information Science (University of Victoria), Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (Dalhousie University), School and Clinical Child Psychology (University of Alberta). However, this list is not limitative and could be expanded with different partnerships.

·         Peking University Sixth Hospital (Institute of Mental Health)

·         Xinhua Hospital and the School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University



The successful candidate will assume responsibility for:

·         Supporting and coordinating the different initiatives of the Canadian teams

·         Collaboration with research coordinators of the Shanghai and Beijing sites through executive committee

·         Communication with Advisory Committees

·         Relationship with the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases

·         Regular reporting of the progress

·         Coordination between Shanghai and Ottawa Clinical Research Units

·         Coordinating the exchanges between Canadian and Chinese teams

·         Coordinating training of students and research assistant in Canada and China

·         Planning and writing collaboratively grant applications to support the research program, to obtain additional public or private support.

·         Planning, writing papers and presentations for peer-reviewed conferences

·         Co-supervising students at the master of PhD level

·         REB applications, renewals, etc.

·         Developing contracts and data sharing agreements



University PhD degree in a relevant field (Essential)

University PhD must have been completed in last 3 years

(extension for career interruptions such a maternity/parental leave are accepted) (Required)

Eligible to work in Canada  (Required)

Strong analytic skills and outstanding individual initiative   (Essential)

Strong skills in qualitative and quantitative research (Essential)

Excellent scientific writing and spoken English skills (Essential)

Preference is given to applicants whose training and research interests align with child and youth mental health research (Essential)

Creativity, high degree of autonomy (Essential)

Police Records Check  (Essential)


Must commence postdoctoral fellowship no later than January 2019.

Able to work in a dynamic environment and be able to effectively multi-task.

Able to work in a team as well as independently.

Support: administrative assistant, part time research coordinator

Stipend: $45,000 annually plus $5,000 travel costs


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Chantale Melo, Administrative Assistant, by email to:


Should the applicant require any accommodations during the application process please notify Human Resources as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act


Applications will only be considered from those that are eligible to work in Canada. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.


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