The Centre for Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children is recruiting exceptional post-doctoral research fellows in the area of fetal, childhood and adolescent growth and development (including stunting) in populations in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) or other vulnerable populations.
Successful applicants will take a lead role in the design and execution of quantitative research studies on topics related to the causes or consequences of linear growth faltering (or stunting) and impaired cognitive or social development of fetuses, children and/or adolescents in LMICs or other vulnerable populations. Projects will generally be based on secondary data analysis of extant data (e.g., cohort data generated by faculty at SickKids or collaborators, or publicly-available datasets). Projects may also involve creative approaches to knowledge synthesis and dissemination. Fellows will be encouraged to learn and apply quantitative data analysis approaches beyond traditional epidemiological or biostatistical techniques. Applications will also be accepted from individuals interested in conducting laboratory-based research related to impairments in linear growth and brain development in LMICs (e.g., animal models of undernutrition). Fellowships will be full-time, based at The Hospital for Sick Children’s Research Institute and Centre for Global Child Health, and for a duration that is flexible (1 to 3 years).
We will be accepting applications from candidates who meet the following criteria:
1.Have completed* a doctoral graduate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, nutritional sciences, or related discipline; AND,
2.Have demonstrated exemplary recent scholarship (i.e., first author publications, conference presentations, and/or successful grant applications) within one or more of the following areas of focus: epidemiology, biostatistics, human nutrition or reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH), or related discipline.
*Exceptional applicants who have a scheduled PhD thesis defense date within 4 months of the application will also be considered.
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable. Competitive salary based on experience
About The Hospital for Sick Children - Centre for Global Child Health
The Centre for Global Child Health is the dedicated hub for global child health-focused activities at SickKids. The Centre supports the global agenda for newborn, child and adolescent health through collaborative research grounded in scholarship, sustainable capacity building through education, the use of evidence to inform policy development, and advocacy for improved health for children and families.