Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Post-doctoral researcher in informatics of aging

Post-doctoral researcher in informatics of aging
Alan A. Cohen (Aging Research Center) and Shengrui Wang (Department of Computer Science)
We are looking to recruit a post-doctoral researcher with particular strength in quantitative analysis and programming to conduct a research project integrating many aspects of the aging process. The Aging Research Center (Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement, CdRV) is a multi-disciplinary center with many large, unique data sets, and we are seeking someone who can facilitate collaborations among researchers with diverse interests such as biomarker studies (Cohen), nutrition (H. Payette), functional autonomy (N. Dubuc), and social participation (M. Levasseur) in order to understand how each of these processes may affect the others over time. The post thus offers the opportunity to learn about diverse subjects while producing a number of key publications.

This post-doctoral position is funded by the CdRV and supported by the Department of Computer Science, which is looking to recruit a junior faculty member who will bridge the domains of informatics and aging. A strong candidate thus has an excellent chance of moving directly into a faculty position after the post-doc.

The ideal candidate would have expertise in both informatics (e.g., a Ph.D in computer science, informatics, or biostatistics) and in health research, though we are willing to entertain candidates who are particularly strong in one or the other and can show a capacity to branch out. First-rate quantitative skills are essential, as well as an ability to translate quantitative approaches into real-world consequences. A Ph.D is required. The University of Sherbrooke is a French-speaking institution; while knowledge of French is not required to start, the candidate would be expected to make a good faith effort to learn in order to better integrate.

A competitive salary and working conditions will be offered. Sherbrooke is a university town nestled in the beautiful Eastern Townships of the Province of Quebec, close to the US border and just a short drive away from Montreal and Quebec City. The University of Sherbrooke provides an exceptional quality of work and life environment: cost of living is low, with excellent access to outdoor activities.
Applicants should forward their complete curriculum vitae, a brief (1 page) description of their research interests and academic goals, as well as three letters of reference by February 10, 2014 by email to:

Alan A. Cohen
Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement
Dept. de médecine de famille
Groupe de recherche PRIMUS
Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke, QC Canada
(819) 346-1110 x12589

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