Advertising/Hiring Research Positions

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Academic Visitors

Who Qualifies?

  • An Academic Visitor is defined as visitor who will be on the University of Alberta campus for more than one month to carry out research or collaborate in UofA departmental research.
  • An Academic Visitor may include a professor, graduate/undergraduate student or an individual from the private sector or industry.

See Inviting an Academic Visitor for information about how to invite them to the University of Alberta.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Appointing and Reappointing

Initial appointments must ordinarily occur within 5 years of the completion of a doctoral degree or 10 years from the completion of a MD, DDS or equivalent.

Please visit University of Alberta Careers to see current postings for positions in the Department of Medicine.

To advertise a position or appoint/reappoint a postdoctoral fellow, please contact the Graduate Program Advisor for your Division.

Julian Schulz
Graduate Program Advisor
Research Administrative Assistant
780-248-1349
domreas@ualberta.ca

  • Cardiology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Physical Medicine & Rehab
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Barb Thomson
Graduate Program Advisor
Research Administrative Assistant
780-248-1619
domgrad@ualberta.ca

  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology

Canadian or Permanent Resident

Allow a minimum of 2 months to appoint a Canadian or permanent resident as a postdoctoral fellow. Allow a minimum of 1 month for a reappointment.

Foreign National

Allow a minimum of 3 months to appoint a foreign national as a postdoctoral fellow. Allow a minimum of 1 month for a reappointment.
For more information, please view our Postdoctoral Fellows website.
Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Research Fellows

The Office of Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) operates within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. They represent postgraduate medical education at the University of Alberta through residency and fellowship programs.

These programs are supervised clinical and or research training programs offered to post-MD trainees that are not creditable towards fulfilling certification eligibility requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). All fellows must be registered with the PGME Office at the University of Alberta.

Please review the fellowship guidelines for more detailed information.

The information below is for appointing a Research Fellow Only!

Appointing / Reappointing a PGME Research Fellow

  1. Please complete in full a . Note: Please ensure to use the latest version.
  2. Please complete in full a PGME Fellows Offer Letter.
  3. Please send the registration form for research fellows and PGME Fellows offer letter to the Department of Medicine Office of Research with the enclosed documents for the Chair's signature:
    • Candidate's CV
    • Detailed Description of the Training Program
    • Confirmation Letter if Externally Funded
    • Non-Ministry Funding Form (if paid through Alberta Health Services, Medical Affairs)
    • Evidence of English Language Proficiency (if applicable)

Pay

If paying through Alberta Health Services, Medical Affairs, there is an additional 16.32% on top of the regular salary for benefits, admin fees and STAT deductions (CPP, EI and WCB).

Please ensure to complete the non-ministry funding form.

If paying through the University of Alberta, there is an additional 7.91% on top of the regular salary for STAT deductions (CPP, EI and WCB). There are no benefits provided.

International Fellows

International fellows will have to follow the immigration process and a Foreign Visitor Category Assessment Form is completed. This form is completed by the PGME Office upon receiving your complete registration package stated above.

Please visit the PGME website for guidelines, template offer letters and forms.

Research Associates

A Research Academic is a full-time or part-time Staff Member whose duties are to carry out or support high-level, complex, research projects in collaboration with faculty members and other researchers. Duties may include research design, methodology determination, analysis and/or other activities that facilitate the work of the trust unit. Duties may include all phases of data collection and analysis (e.g. clinical trials, test and questionnaire design) and could include such activities as the preparation of proposals for new research activities, the presentation of research findings and/or the preparation of reports and papers. A "Research Scientist” or a "Research Associate” will normally hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent qualifications and experience. A "Trust Professional” shall normally hold a Master's or professional level degree in a required discipline and hold positions such as speech language pathologist, kindergarten teacher, engineer, and statistician.

Benchmark and Sample Position Descriptions - Research Associates: Level 1 and Level 2

Please contact the DoM Human Resources Department to arrange.

Research Support

Research Support positions perform a variety of tasks that support research activities, and are typically found in faculties and departments across campus. These positions generally report to a senior research position or to a Principal Investigator. Work in this category ranges from entry level to senior level research support.

Please contact the DoM Human Resources Department to arrange.

Trust Administrators

A Trust Administrator is a full-time or part-time Staff Member whose duties are to provide leadership, strategic advice and direction; and is accountable for planning, negotiating, problem solving, risk assessment and prevention, and operational oversight of resources. These positions may include some research responsibilities. Staff Members, in this job family, hold positions which range from Project Manager to trust unit Director. A Trust Administrator shall normally require an academic degree or professional designation.

Please contact the DoM Human Resources Department to arrange.

Lab Technicians/Technologists

Lab Technologist positions perform a variety of technical tasks that support research activities and/or facilitate the operation of the laboratories.  These positions generally report to a Senior Lab position or to a Principal Investigator.  Work in this category ranges from entry level to senior level laboratory support.

Please contact the DoM Human Resources Department to arrange.

Excluded Students
  • A registered undergraduate student at the University of Alberta and appointed from trust funds to assist in legitimate academic research, training and/or learning opportunities.

or

  • A registered undergraduate student at the University of Alberta and appointed from operating funds as a marker or tutor in his/her own field of study.

or

  • A registered undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Alberta appointed from operating funds as a
    • Student Caller working in his/her Faculty; Intern, Co-op student, Practicum, or Peer Educator.
    • Intramural Sports Official (tech manager, umpire, judge, clinician, field marshals, timekeepers, activity supervisors, scorekeeper, linesman, minor official, recreation facilitators, or mascots) with PhysEd & Rec.
    • Food Ombudsman, Furniture Bank Coord, HUB and Lister Discipline Admin, Assoc of College & Univ Housing Officer, Block Rep, Clothing Bank Coord, Community Service Coord, Floor Coord, Hall V-Ps, Food Co-op Coord, Summer Fun Programmer or Resident Assistant with Ancillary Services.
    • Resident Assistant, Hall Coord, Student Chaplain, Accompanist, Set Builder, Art Assistant, Front-of-House, Usher, Poster Hanger, Weight Room Supervisor, Off-Court Official, Off-Ice Official, Gymnasium Supervisor, Team Manager, Student Trainer or Assistant Coach with Augustana.
    • House Manager, Stage Manager, Ticket Seller or Ticket Taker with Faculty of Arts.

Summer Students: If the summer student applied for an award and is awarded, the student will be paid the amount of the award.  The supervisor can elect to provide top up funding and will not be subject to additional employer costs.  If the summer student did apply for an award and is not awarded, the supervisor can elect to provide support.  The minimum amount is $1500 per month for a maximum of four months and will not be subject to additional employer costs.  A letter of rejection from the agency must be supplied.  All other summer students will follow the NASA collective agreement on employment.

Casual Full-Time Students
  • A registered full-time undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Alberta (as defined by the university calendar) in the current or subsequent term and/or;
  • Performing support staff duties which are not listed under Excluded Students and being paid from operating or trust funds.
Please contact the DoM Human Resources Department to arrange.

Advertising Research Positions


University of Alberta Switchboard

Offered through the Alumni Career Services program, the U of A Switchboard is a new, free online tool that connects you with your U of A community-- including fellow alumni, students, faculty and staff.

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Available Graduate Student Positions

Database available for graduate student positions in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. To post your position go to their website and click on the faculty member login located at the top right-hand screen and complete the form with the information to be posted and prospective graduate students will contact you.

Postdoctoral Fellows Opportunities

To advertise for a postdoctoral fellowship in your lab, please contact the DoM Graduate Advisor for your respective division with a Postdoc ad template:

  • Describe what the available postdoctoral position is for.
  • Describe the type of project the postdoc fellow would be working on
  • Outline the duration of the appointment
  • Outline the annual salary and benefits amounts
  • Describe in point-form the qualifications
  • Describe in point-form the duties and responsibilities
  • Contact information of where to send cover letter and most up-to-date CV

Faculty and Medicine & Dentistry Summer Student Job Database

The FoMD Summer Students' job database is to post your summer research positions for two, three or four months between May and August.

Please ensure the following required information is entered into the database.

  • Supervisor's Name
  • Department/Division/Institute
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • E-mail
  • Project Title
  • Brief Project Description (no more than 200 words)
  • Length of project: 2, 3 or 4 months

NOTE TO SUPERVISORS: Appropriate ethics approvals must be in place prior to the commencement of the project.

Undergraduate Student Research Positions

Postings are normally archived after 4 months (e.g. one semester). If you need to remove a posting earlier, or would like to extend a posting, please contact uri@ualberta.ca.

Research Volunteers

Volunteers make valuable contributions to the University of Alberta through various faculties and programs. Departments and administrative units should follow the guidelines below to help the University of Alberta manage potential liability related to engaging volunteers.