Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at Trinity Western University – October 2020

The School of Nursing at Trinity Western University is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow to join our Implementation of Patient-Centered Measurement (PCM)/Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) Project team at TWU.

The study goal is to create guidelines to support healthcare providers to implement PCM, specifically (1) Conduct a comprehensive systematic review of a wide range of evidence (qualitative, quantitative, grey literature, unpublished research), (2) Understand the mechanisms by which providers in the “real-world” successfully integrate PCM data into their daily workflow, and (3) Develop evidence-based guidelines on how to interpret and “act on” PCM data for use that are applicable to providers and decision-makers supporting clinical practice. This project is currently funded through the BC Support Unit (Patient-Orientated Research), Patient-Centered Measurement Cluster. The research team is committed to advancing the voice of patients and healthcare providers as end-users of PCM.

The position is available to a PhD trained individual with a desire to gain experience in managing the large, multi-phased study, with an integrated knowledge translation focus. The post-doctoral fellow (PDF) provides an opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills, build collaborations, and publish. The PDF will be a key research team member, with extensive independent work and responsibility within the project.

Dr. Angela Wolff, Principal Investigator of the study, will assist the PDF in designing and implementing his/her own customized professional development plan.

Our research team is committed to research capacity building to further the PDF’s career and research portfolio, and an opportunity for peer-reviewed publication outputs.

Working directly with Dr. Angela Wolff, this is an opportunity for a highly motivated, self-driven, and engaged candidate with experience and interest in a mixed-method systematic review, qualitative interviews, and stakeholder engagement as well as writing peer-reviewed publications. There will also be opportunities as lead first-authored papers related to the study findings or methods used. If additional funding is obtained, the PDF will also develop and pursue research compatible with the goals of the PCM Project.


Key Areas of Accountability

  • Independent analyses of evidence from mixed-method systematic review as well as qualitative interviews
  • Planning and conducting qualitative interviews and supporting the deliberative dialogue, consensus-building forum
  • Participating in research team activities (e.g., team meetings and integrated knowledge translation activities)
  • Providing assistance with end-of-grant knowledge translation and dissemination (e.g., written reports as well as social media)

Skills and Abilities Required for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

  • Qualitative data analysis and database management skills
  • Familiarity with knowledge dissemination, mobilization, integrated knowledge translation, and end of grant KT
  • Ability to be adaptable and responsive as the project evolves; able to take responsibility for meeting deadlines within the timeline
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Computer competency including proficiency in Microsoft Office 2016, NVivo v. 12, and survey software
  • Excellent organizational, planning, interpersonal, and verbal/written communication skills with fluency in spoken and written English
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a diverse membership
  • Ability to work autonomously, make decisions within the scope of authority, and take a lead role on projects under the supervision of the principal investigator
  • Effective mentoring and coaching skills with the ability to effectively supporting team members
  • Personal motivation and self-management as well as detail-oriented
  • Exhibit a high level of professionalism, judgment, ethical conduct (e.g., adherence to ethical standards as per the Tri-Council Policy), and inclusion


Driven and inspired by the idea of positively impacting the various marketplaces of life through the development of godly Christian leaders by serving the Trinity Western University community.

Warm-hearted, dedicated, committed and mature evangelical Christian with a keen desire to serve in family, church, work and community. A firm commitment to TWU’s mission, values, Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. Strength of character and reputation, a pleasant personality with a positive and friendly attitude in the midst of a very busy and challenging atmosphere.


Servant-Leader Way of Life: Act in a manner that exemplifies Jesus Christ in all on and off campus contacts thereby living out the servant leadership mission of the university and contributing effectively towards achieving the institutional and Kingdom goals of the organization.

Key Internal Interactions

  • Reports: None
  • Reports to: Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Standards & Requirements

Education: Completed (within the last 5 years) or near completion (with a confirmed defense date) of a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g., nursing, health sciences, public health, health sciences, social science, and psychology)

Experience: Demonstrated research record congruent with the career stage. Demonstrated familiarity with and interest in patient-reported outcome measures, implementation science/knowledge translation theory, and/or effective methods for changing practice. The successful candidate will have a strong background in systematic reviews or qualitative research

Duties and responsibilities that do not constitute a major change may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of the supervisor either orally or in writing.

Trinity Western University encourages applications from all eligible candidates who are able to commit to the university’s mission, values, and Christian identity as articulated in its Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. We are committed to an ethic of inclusion and to the equal treatment of all persons without discrimination in accordance with human rights law.  

We particularly invite applications from indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations during the application process should contact Human Resources at

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Trinity Western University is located on the traditional ancestral territory of the Sto:lo people. 

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