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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: National Manager of the Engage Study

Dr. Trevor Hart, Director of the HIV Prevention Lab at Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada), is seeking applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship as the National Manager of the Engage Study. The Fellow will serve as the National Manager of the Engage study, a large CIHR-funded, 3-site biobehavioural epidemiologic study examining factors associated with both sexual health care access and factors associated with HIV transmission among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. The National Manager’s responsibilities will include coordinating the national activities related to Engage’s three sites in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal; working with the Principal Investigators (PIs), data analysts, and site managers of each site; coordinating the analysis and write-up of multiple manuscripts and conference presentations from the Engage quantitative data; coordinating, submitting, and assisting with the preparation of grant applications; coordinating the sub-grant agreements and payments between sites; coordinating events (such as our annual ancillary event at the conference of the Canadian Association for HIV Research); preparing progress reports for funders; preparing CIHR and other grant submissions; coordinating the various project committees and working groups; and other project-related tasks as required. The Fellow will also analyze quantitative data and help to lead/co-lead manuscript and conference presentation development as first author and as co-author. There are also opportunities to work with the qualitative component of the Engage study.

The Fellowship is ideal for those seeking strong research opportunities and experience in public health, epidemiology, psychology, and/or social and behavioural health sciences. The Fellowship is well suited for those with research interests in HIV/AIDS, sexual health, and the health of gay and bisexual men. Research experience in these topics would be an asset, but is not required for applicants with other relevant research experiences. Fluency in French would also be an asset, but is not required. For more information about the project, please visit the Engage website at

The Engage National Manager/Post-Doctoral Fellow would be housed at the HIV Prevention Lab at Ryerson University, although there is a possibility that the position could be housed at Engage’s Montreal or Vancouver sites. The HIV Prevention Lab is a health psychology research lab whose mission is to conduct rigorous basic and applied research that can be used to prevent HIV transmission and promote positive sexual and mental health among gay and bisexual men and people living with HIV. The HIV Prevention Lab is currently funded to examine factors associated with sexual risk behaviour and to test novel HIV prevention interventions. The HIV Prevention Lab is staffed by Dr. Hart’s research team, consisting of a full-time lab manager, the Engage Toronto site manager and 10 part-time research assistants and graduate students. For more information, please visit our website at

The minimum 12-month salary for applicants who graduated less than 1 year from the start of the postdoctoral fellowship is $45,000 plus benefits and a conference allowance. The salary amount may be higher for applicants with more experience. Post-doctoral fellow benefits at Ryerson University include a basic life insurance plan, plus a $1500 health spending account on a prorated basis in the first calendar year and $2500 in subsequent calendar years. Unused funds may be carried forward to subsequent years. Full details are available at this link: This is a one-year position with the possibility of an extension contingent on acquiring additional research funding in the form of a tri-council or CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network post-doctoral fellowship or funding for the Engage project.

The starting date is flexible, but would preferably begin in the late summer of 2018. To apply, submit a cover letter describing your range of interests and career goals, a C.V., and up to three article reprints. Letters of reference are not required at the present time, but the applicant should include the contact information for three scientific and/or professional references. The HIV Prevention Lab has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are welcomed from Canadian, American, and other international applicants.

The application period is rolling but applications will start being reviewed as of June 8, 2018. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.  Electronic submissions and inquiries may be sent to


Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.