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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program opportunity
Translating Research in Elder Care Postdoctoral Fellow

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program opportunity

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The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides awards to attract and retain the very best postdoctoral researchers, both nationally and internationally, in order to develop their leadership potential and position them for success as research leaders who will positively contribute to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth. Seventy (70) awards are distributed equally across CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC.
The 2018-19 competition has been officially launched. The Banting application deadline will be September 19, 2018.
As per the University of Manitoba’s internal process, there will be an internal deadline to allow for a more thorough selection process and additional time to help develop strong applications. This internal deadline has been set as JULY 25, 2018.  By this deadline, all sections of the application must be completed with the exception of the Letter of Endorsement attachment, which will be completed only for those applications selected to be submitted to the competition following internal review by an expert panel.
For those applicants invited to submit a full application to the Banting program, all sections of the revised application taking into consideration the panel members comments along with the FAAF, must be completed and submitted to the Office of Research Services by September 13, 2018.
Possible candidates who wish to come to the Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, Canada, are encouraged to visit the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Website ( to review the program guidelines and eligibility criteria to determine if they would be eligible for this prestigious award. Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program applications require the active involvement of candidates and supervisors with considerable time commitment. In order to be able to meet the University’s internal deadline, expressions of interest should be sent to by June 1, 2018.  Areas of potential research include:  mobility and aging, age-friendly, dementia friendly communities, citizen science, and long-term care for individuals with dementia.

Translating Research in Elder Care Postdoctoral Fellow

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Position Summary

Applicants are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship within the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) research program (Manitoba region). TREC is a multi-disciplinary group of 60+ pan-Canadian and international researchers, clinicians, resident representatives, and healthcare decision makers who conduct research on nursing home quality care and knowledge translation. TREC maintains a world-class and unique repository of survey, clinical, and administrative healthcare use records that define a range of nursing home work environment, clinical, and broader healthcare system use factors. Data can also be linked to multiple clinical trials designed to enhance nursing home care and resident quality of life. TREC is hosted at the University of Alberta with research nodes in Manitoba and British Columbia. This postdoctoral position is specific to the TREC Manitoba research node. Additional information about the TREC research program is available at the following URL:

This postdoctoral position will work directly with Dr. Malcolm Doupe (TREC Lead Investigator in Manitoba) for a one-year period commencing fall 2018. Activities will focus primarily on leading and co-authoring peer reviewed manuscripts with Dr. Doupe and involving other members of the TREC research team as appropriate. Opportunities are also available to assist with grant writing and conducting clinical trials. This position will be physically located at the Max Rady College of Medicine, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (where Dr. Doupe is located), University of Manitoba. Some additional collaborative opportunities are also available through both the TREC scientific team (e.g., attending bi-annual national scientific meetings, conference presentations) and MCHP (e.g., attending monthly scientific meetings, attending province-wide knowledge translation workshops).

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit their application (a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two recent publications, and the contact information of two academic references) to:

Dr. Malcolm Doupe, PhD | Tel: +1-204-975-7759

Closing Date: While we would ideally like this position to be filled in the fall of 2018, this position will remain open until filled.

Student training opportunities

Summer Research Training Institute

The Summer Research Training Institute is based on a partnership between the College of Nursing, Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management, Faculty of Education, and the Centre on Aging.

Registration for the program takes place during the Spring. Visit the Website for full details.

CIHR Summer Program in Aging

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute on Aging (CIHR-IA) offers a summer training program annually for students.

The CIHR Summer Program in Aging is hosted by a different institution across Canada and focuses on a variety of aspects of aging. Information on how to apply for the summer training program is generally announced in December.

Visit the Web site for full details: Summer Program in Aging


Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program opportunity
Dr. Michelle Porter

Translating Research in Elder Care Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Malcolm Doupe
One-year period commencing fall 2018