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August 21, 2017
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Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions Available

This page is dedicated to the advertisement of postdoctoral fellow opportunities as may be announced from time to time at Laurier and elsewhere.

Postdoctoral Fellow ‐ Researcher (Lazaridis School of Business and Economics)

Wilfrid Laurier University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for a full‐time, one year fellowship with Dr. Josephine McMurray in the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics (up to two years of funding is possible based on productivity and support). The successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate and conduct research activities for the NCE AGE‐WELL funded research project Developing Regional Health innovation Ecosystems (DRiVE), though other opportunities for collaborative research may be available dependent upon funding and time. The position is full time and available immediately, but the start date is negotiable. The Fellow will work from the Laurier Brantford campus location at least two days a week. Some travel will be required.


  • Participate in the DRiVE research project under the direction of the primary mentor, Dr. Josephine McMurray.
  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate research activities per the DRiVE research plan.
  • Design new studies and grant proposals through extramural research grants as achievable.
  • Work on multiple aspects of research projects to develop their skills as an independent researcher.
  • Data analysis, developmental evaluation and model building.
  • Knowledge translation & dissemination activities such as scientific abstracts, manuscripts, and research proposals as well as present at local or virtual NCE or DRiVE sessions, national symposia, and international scientific conferences related to their research.
  • Collaborate with Laurier, DRiVE, NCE and other researchers.



  • Newly graduated (within the past 5 years) PhD whose specialty includes work in health/aging, and one or more of innovation research in policy, entrepreneurship, health technology or informatics, economic
  • Must be willing to focus their research interest in technology and aging
  • Mixed methods research skills required, as is experience in survey research (design and analysis)
  • Strong communication and writing skills required.
  • Postdoctoral fellowship candidates must have received their doctorate prior to beginning the fellowship
  • Independent, self‐motivated work style with excellent communication skills
  • History of, or demonstrated potential for, high productivity (publications, grant applications)



  • Opportunities for working with collaborators in the AGEWELL network [www.agewell‐] and at the Peter Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, may be available


Start Date:


What you need to do next:

Applicants should arrange to send a letter of interest (including a summary of research interests), curriculum vitae, three references, and up to three publications or working papers to Dr. Josephine McMurray: or contact 519.242.7477 with questions. Interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Posted September 1, 2016