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Postdoctoral Researcher

The Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making (CAnD3) invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral researcher position (renewable).

Supervisor: Professor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

Hiring Unit: Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making

Location: Department of Sociology at McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Annual Salary: $40,000.00 - $50,000.00 (full-time)

Application deadline: August 30, 2021

Contact: CAnD3 Director Dr. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée at cand3 [at] mcgill.ca (subject: CAnD3%20postdoctoral%20Researcher%20application)

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About CAnD3

CAnD3 is a multidisciplinary, intersectoral, pan-Canadian and international consortium of partners from academic, government, not-for-profit and private sectors. CAnD3 is co-constructing and co-delivering an innovative training program, Population Analytics in an Aging Society, to complement academic training in population research with skills to support evidence-informed decision-making related to population aging. The program provides substantive training in population aging across four axes: family & social inclusion, education, labour and inequality, migration and ethnicity, and well-being and autonomy. The program also equips fellows with a leading-edge suite of data science, policy and knowledge mobilization skills, increasing their employability both in and out of academia.

For more on CAnD3, visit About CAnD3.

The Position

The position will be hosted in the Department of Sociology at McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Candidates should have a completed PhD in a population research-related discipline (e.g. demography, sociology, economics, epidemiology) and demonstrated interest and expertise in one or more of the following subjects: advanced statistical methods, population data science/computational demography, population aging, graduate online learning and teaching, interdisciplinary population research, knowledge mobilization or integrated knowledge transfer approaches to intersectoral collaboration and evidence-based decision-making. The initial appointment will be for one year but may be renewed based on performance.

The position will commence as of September 10, and no later than December 31, 2021. Competitive salary commensurate with experience: salary is negotiable within the range of major federal Canadian funding agencies postdoctoral fellowships (CA$40,000-50,000 per year, plus benefits; the position is unionized; see https://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows for details).

Given the current pandemic, while residence in Montreal is preferred, other working arrangements may be considered on a case-by-case basis. For more information on the cost of living in Montreal: https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Montreal. International applicants without a valid work visa in Canada: Please note that you will need to be physically present (at least temporarily) in Montreal to obtain a work visa.

Primary Responsibilities

The CAnD3 Postdoctoral Researcher’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • In collaboration with CAnD3 Director or other team members (depending on the area of specialization), pursue independent research in population research, with a focus on policy-relevant work;
  • In collaboration with CAnD3 Director and staff, supporting the research and learning experiences of CAnD3 Fellows;
  • Publishing academic papers on results of training program and applied research projects, in collaboration with CAnD3 Director, team members, partners and fellows;
  • Coordinating the outputs and publications of other team members, partners and fellows from CAnD3 projects, including regular features in population research journals; 
  • Developing, implementing and managing module evaluations, learning analytics, surveys, and other data collection with trainees, team members, and partners;
  • Executing analyses of module evaluations, learning analytics, surveys, and other program-related data collection;
  • Collaborating and liaising closely with CAnD3 Director, staff, team members and partners.

Qualifications

Education: Candidates should have obtained a PhD diploma in a field related to population research in the social or health sciences e.g. sociology, demography, economics, epidemiology, health services by July 30, 2021;

Relevant population research experience:

  • Significant training and technical knowledge of quantitative research methodology and software (e.g. R, Stata, SAS, Python); and/or
  • Working knowledge of qualitative research methodology and data analysis software.

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

  • Training and technical knowledge of data science or computational social science would be a strong asset;
  • Pro-active and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to responsibilities and to obtaining results;
  • Organized, good judgment, pragmatic, with proven ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical reasoning skills;
  • Strong ability to communicate in English, both spoken and written, is required;
  • Strong communication skills, including written French proficiency, is a strong asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly transmit and receive information;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams), citation software, and bibliographic databases;
  • Data and information visualization skills and the ability to write and communicate for lay audiences are additional assets.

Application process

Please submit the following materials with your application through Workday:

  1. a letter of interest, outlining how their previous educational, research and employment experience would complement CAnD3,
  2. a C.V., and
  3. contact information for two referees.

We encourage candidates to submit applications as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Inquiries should be directed to CAnD3 Director Dr. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée. Please include “CAnD3 postdoctoral Researcher application” in the email subject heading. Email: cand3 [at] mcgill.ca (subject: CAnD3%20postdoctoral%20Researcher%20application)  

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Past Opportunities

Project Administrator 

The Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making (CAnD3) invites applications for a project administrator. The position is for 1-year (renewable).

Hiring Unit: Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making

Application deadline: June 4, 2021 (THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED)

Location: Centre on Population Dynamics in the Department of Sociology at McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

About CAnD3

CAnD3 is a multidisciplinary, intersectoral, pan-Canadian and international consortium of partners from academic, government, not-for-profit and private sectors. CAnD3 is co-constructing and co-delivering an innovative, graduate-level (primarily doctoral) training program, Population Analytics in an Aging Society, to complement academic training in population research with skills to support evidence-informed decision-making related to population aging. The program will provide substantive training in population aging across four axes: family & social inclusion, education, labour and inequality, migration and ethnicity, and well-being and autonomy. The program will also equip trainees with a leading-edge suite of data science, policy, and knowledge mobilization skills, increasing their employability both in and out of academia.

Led by Project Director Professor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée (Sociology and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University), the CAnD3 team includes leading researchers in population research, population aging, and population data science from across Canada and the US, UK, and Germany.

For more on CAnD3, visit About CAnD3.

The Position

The position will be hosted in the Department of Sociology at McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Taking direction from the CAnD3 Director and Associate Director, the CAnD3 project administrator will execute the day-to-day operations. They will be required to apply independent thinking and creative problem-solving abilities, and take initiative to support the realisation of CAnD3’s program goals. Further, the CAnD3 project administrator is responsible for the effective implementation and communication of the Director’s vision.

The CAnD3 project administrator responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating CAnD3 online and face-to-face training modules and related CAnD3 partner activities;
  • Coordinating the CAnD3 governance committees, in collaboration with CAnD3’s Director and committee chairs;
  • Developing, and implementing data collection of evaluations, annual modified Delphi, surveys, and other data collection with trainees, team members, and partners;
  • Collaborating and liaising closely with CAnD3 Director, committee chairs, staff, team members and partners;
  • Creating and managing a project schedule;
  • Developing and implementing administrative systems and processes;
  • Planning and hosting special events including conferences and workshops;
  • Assisting with or leading CAnD3 communications, including report writing to partners and funding agencies

The position will commence as soon as possible.

Education/Experience

  • A university degree in a field conferring formal training in project management, communications, or a field related to the social or health sciences (e.g. sociology, demography, economics, epidemiology, health services, public policy, business analytics);
  • At least 1-year project coordination experience;
  • Strong ability to communicate in English, both spoken and written, is required and written French proficiency is a strong asset;
  • Excellent planning, facilitation, and project coordination skills;
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical reasoning skills;
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to draft internal and external communications;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • The ability to work and make decisions autonomously;
  • The ability to work under pressure to meet competing deadlines;
  • The ability to build and maintain strong working relationships and collaborate with others to achieve program objectives;
  • The ability to exercise mature judgment and diplomacy;
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software applications as well as collaboration tools such as SharePoint and Teams

Asset Qualifications

  • Previous work experience in the field of administration, specifically working with director level executives;
  • Prior experience writing progress reports for key stakeholders including, but not limited to, partners and external funding agencies.

Application process

Please submit the following materials with your application:

1) a letter of interest, outlining how their previous work experience would complement CAnD3,
2) a C.V., and
3) contact information for two referees.

We encourage candidates to submit applications as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Postdoctoral Fellow

The Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making (CAnD3) invites applications for a 1- year postdoctoral fellow (renewable).

Hiring Unit: Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision-Making

Application deadline: June 15, 2020 (THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED)

Location: Centre on Population Dynamics in the Department of Sociology at McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Contact: Heidi Hoernig at heidi.hoernig [at] mail.mcgill.ca

About CAnD3

CAnD3 is a multidisciplinary, intersectoral, pan-Canadian and international consortium of partners from academic, government, not-for-profit and private sectors. CAnD3 is co-constructing and co-delivering an innovative, graduate-level (primarily doctoral) training program, Population Analytics in an Aging Society, to complement academic training in population research with skills to support evidence-informed decision-making related to population aging. The program will provide substantive training in population aging across four axes: family & social inclusion, education, labour and inequality, migration and ethnicity, and well-being and autonomy. The program will also equip trainees with a leading-edge suite of data science, policy, and knowledge mobilization skills, increasing their employability both in and out of academia.

Led by Project Director Professor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée (Sociology and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University), the CAnD3 team includes leading researchers in population research, population aging, and population data science from across Canada and the US, UK, and Germany.

For more on CAnD3, visit About CAnD3.

The Position

The CAnD3 Postdoctoral Fellow’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating CAnD3 online and face-to-face training modules and related CAnD3 partner activities;
  • Coordinating the CAnD3 governance committees, in collaboration with the Project Director and committee chairs;
  • Developing, implementing and managing learning analytics, annual modified Delphi, surveys, and other data collection with trainees, team members, and partners;
  • Executing analyses of learning analytics, surveys, and other program-related data collection;
  • Publishing academic papers on results of training program and applied research projects, with team members, partners, and trainees;
  • Coordinating the outputs and publications of other team members, partners, and trainees from CAnD3 projects, including regular features in population research journals;
  • Collaborating and liaising closely with CAnD3 Project Director, committee chairs, staff, team members, and partners.

The position will be hosted at the Centre on Population Dynamics in the Department of Sociology at McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. in sociology, demography or a population research-related discipline and demonstrated interest and expertise in one or more of the following subjects: advanced statistical methods, population data science/computational demography, population aging, graduate online learning and teaching, interdisciplinary population research, knowledge mobilization or integrated knowledge transfer 2 approaches to intersectoral collaboration and evidence-based decision-making. The initial appointment will be for one year but may be renewed based on performance.

The position will commence as soon as possible.

Education/Experience

A Ph.D. degree in a field related to population research in the social or health sciences e.g. sociology, demography, economics, epidemiology, health services, gerontology, etc., will be considered a strong asset. Pro-active and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to responsibilities and to obtaining results. Organized, good judgment, pragmatic, with proven ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong ability to communicate in English, both spoken and written, is required. Demonstrated ability to clearly transmit and receive information. Demonstrated ability to work in a computerized environment using the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams), citation software, web maintenance applications, and bibliographic databases (e.g., PubMed). Demonstrated knowledge of research grants (e.g. SSHRC, CIHR, or NIH, etc.), including policies, guidelines, and budget preparation/monitoring. Relevant population research experience, working knowledge of qualitative data analysis software and statistical software, strong communication skills in French, and the ability to write for lay audiences are additional assets.

Application process

We invite applicants to submit via email 1) a letter of interest, outlining how their research interests would complement CAnD3, 2) a C.V., and 3) contact information for two referees. We encourage candidates to submit applications as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The final date to submit applications is on June 15, 2020.

Application and inquiries should be directed to Heidi Hoernig. Please include “CAnD3 postdoc” in the email subject heading. Email: heidi.hoernig [at] mail.mcgill.ca We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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