Post Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine University of Calgary, Department of Medicine Canada

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine


Job ID: 15474

Updated: May 4, 2018

Location: Foothills Campus


Position Description

Area:      Geriatric Medicine               
Duration: 12-18 months 
Start Date: flexible between July – August 2018
Salary:   $50,000 plus Plan C extended benefits


The Department of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in applied geriatric medicine.


Job Description:

The successful application will be responsible for leading a knowledge translation research project in the area of end of life care (EOL) within long term care entitled, “Supporting older adults living with frailty in long-term care (LTC), nearing end-of-life”.


The objectives of the research are as follows:

  • To explore physicians’ perspectives regarding the delivery of EOL supportive care in LTC, including barriers and facilitators to optimal care provision;

  • To identify and prioritize evidence-informed EOL supportive care practices that will be used in developing an EOL supportive care pathway that engages all members of the LTC team in its development.


Input will be sought from stakeholders from across Canada to help ensure development of a generalizable pathway. This will be a two-phase project. In Phase One: We will conduct a qualitative study using semi-structured telephone interviews and thematic analysis. A purposive sample of physicians will be invited to elicit their perspectives of LTC supportive care delivery.


In Phase Two: A purposive sample of stakeholders will prioritize EOL supportive care practices using a modified Delphi process to establish consensus on a short-list of priority areas. Participants will then convene in a one-day meeting to identify the top supportive EOL care practices using a nominal group technique for incorporation into a care pathway. This research will inform future studies to implement and evaluate the developed supportive care pathway. By ensuring all key stakeholder groups are engaged, this research will contribute to improving the quality of EOL supportive care delivery for older adults living with frailty in LTC.



A minimum of a PhD, completed within the past 5 years, in the area of health services research, knowledge translation, gerontology nursing or a related field is required. Candidates should also have experience in research involving older adults. Qualitative research or mixed methods research experience is an asset. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada.


Application details:  

Please contact Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc at:


Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine. 


About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit


To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.


About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.


The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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