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Pediatric or Perinatal Epidemiologist

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Position Title Pediatric or Perinatal Epidemiologist
Posting Number F566P
Type of position Tenure Stream
Department/Unit Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
About the opportunity
The Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre are seeking applicants for one faculty position in the Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit (PERU). This position is a tenure-stream, full-time faculty position with a joint appointment in both departments (50% in each department). Academic rank and remuneration will be commensurate with experience. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2024.

Dalhousie University is a leading academic and research institution in Atlantic Canada. PERU comprises three full-time PhD-trained faulty members. Both departments have an active cadre of PhD-trained and clinical researchers. Through close ties with the Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia and Health Data Nova Scotia, scientists affiliated with PERU will have access to the population-based provincial perinatal and administrative health databases and other clinical and administrative data sources. Dalhousie University also houses the Atlantic Research Data Centre. The successful candidate will also be supported by IWK Health Research Services. The environment is highly favourable for conducting epidemiologic research.

The successful candidate is expected to pursue an active research program focused on pediatric and/or perinatal epidemiology. They should have a demonstrated ability to independently conduct research in their field and have the potential to attain regional and national funding to support that research. They will also engage in collaborative research projects with faculty in the Dalhousie academic community. The position requires active and committed involvement in teaching residents, fellows, and medical students. The successful candidate will be encouraged to apply for a cross-appointment with the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology or another graduate degree program, which will provide the opportunity for graduate student supervision, teaching, and collaboration.

The candidate’s academic qualifications must include a PhD degree in Epidemiology or a related area. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and a proposed program of research in population health research, infectious disease epidemiology, clinical research, or health policy evaluation. Experience in pediatric or perinatal health research, as well as expertise using large databases, will be considered a strong asset.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

If you require any support for the purpose of accommodation, such as technical aids or alternative arrangements, please let us know of these needs and how we can be of assistance. Dalhousie University is committed to ensuring all candidates have full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed here.

The application deadline is March 6, 2024. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement outlining their research experience, interests, and vision for their future research program, and a teaching statement.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date 03/06/2024
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents