Post-doctoral fellowship /Research Associate in Indigenous Workplace Studies, Thunder Bay Campus

Administrative/Staff Positions - Thunder Bay Campus

Department: Health Sciences

Application Deadline: July 27, 2018

Start Date: as early as August 1, 2018

Post-doctoral fellowship / Research Associate

Thunder Bay Campus

 Post-doctoral fellowship: Full-time, up to two years in duration

Research Associate: Part-time negotiable, up to two years in duration

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a solid research background in mixed methods research, occupational health, and/or public health, and a strong interest in Aboriginal research. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded this opportunity through a Partnership Development Grant. This position will involve collaboration with a wide variety of experts involved in the partnership. These include researchers and partners from Lakehead University, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, the Institute for Work & Health, First Nations communities, and multiple stakeholders.


The fellow/research associate will have an opportunity for active research mentoring and manuscript and grant writing.  Responsibilities include engagement of First Nations communities, study coordination and supervision of personnel, participant recruitment, conducting focus groups, statistical analyses, qualitative data analysis, and manuscript/grant preparations. Applicants must have completed a PhD in a relevant discipline to apply as a post-doctoral fellow. PhD candidates with all but dissertation completed are encouraged to apply as a part-time research associate with the opportunity to move into the post-doctoral fellow position upon completion of the PhD degree. Highly qualified individuals holding a Master’s degree in a relevant field may apply as a research associate. Experience working with Indigenous communities is an asset. Multiple-year appointment is dependent on satisfactory performance.


Candidates should send their full curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a one-page cover letter outlining their interests and career goals, two academic references, and representative publications to:


Dr. Vicki Kristman

Department of Health Sciences,

Lakehead University,

955 Oliver Road,

Thunder Bay ON

P7B 5E1, Canada


The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed starting on July 27, 2018.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Lakehead University is committed to an environment of open access to employment opportunities. Accommodations are available for all applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at (807) 343-8334. We appreciate your interest; however, we will only notify those selected for an interview.