Post-Doctoral Fellow – McMaster University

by Amanda Bradford-Janke on March 27, 2017

Research Program Title

Understanding and Enacting KMb in Large Teams and Across AGE-WELL: An Interactive Action-Oriented Project


Dr. Amanda Greiner (McMaster University) and Dr. Karen Kobayashi (University of Victoria)

Program Description

We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow (PDF) to pursue an innovative research program at the intersection of knowledge mobilization (KMb), aging & technology, and the process of participatory research. This two-year position will be under the direction of AGE-WELL CC1 K-MOB co-leads Dr. Amanda Grenier (Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University) and Dr. Karen Kobayashi (University of Victoria).  The PDF will take the lead on a research project designed to gain a better understanding of how interdisciplinary researchers understand KMb, how they envision KMb within their disciplines and projects, and the actions and supports they deem necessary to successfully engage in KMb.

Academic Qualifications Required

  • A PhD in a social science or related discipline with a research focus on knowledge mobilization/transfer; focus on participatory research is an asset.
  • Strong qualitative methodological skills.
  • Knowledge and use of innovative knowledge sharing methods an asset.

Academic Qualifications Required

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at McMaster University.
  • Priority will be given to candidates who have obtained their PhD elsewhere; McMaster graduates will also be considered.
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in the McMaster University Postdoctoral Policy –

Timeline and Application Process

Application deadline:     Open until the position is filled but no later than April 1, 2017

Fellowship start date:    No later than July 1, 2017

Submission process:       All documents must be submitted to Amanda Bradford-Janke (

Application Checklist

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with program described above.
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages).
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via email directly to Amanda Bradford-Janke.

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