Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellow in Care Relationships, Aging and Long-term Care

We seek candidates for a 2-year postdoctoral fellow to be located at York University. The fellow will work with the York University Centre for Aging Research and Education (YU-CARE), and participate on CIHR, Alzheimer Society of Canada and SSHRC funded research projects. This position is funded by a grant from York University, the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, the CIHR Seniors – Adding Life to Years (SALTY) grant, and Dr. Tamara Daly’s CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Care Work & Health.

YU-CARE was established in 2014. It is a faculty-based organized research unit within York University with a focus on aging research and education. As part of our on-going work, we recognize there are diverse experiences of aging, depending on many social determinants. Part of the postdoctoral fellowship will involve work advancing YU-CARE.

SALTY is a four-year research project that will evaluate promising programs, practices and policies being used in residential long-term care facilities across Canada. Another aspect of the fellowship will involve work with the SALTY grant’s Stream II. York University Faculty of Health Associate Professor Tamara Daly co-leads Stream II with Professor Ivy Bourgeault of University of Ottawa and Dr. Katie Aubrecht of Mount Saint Vincent. The overall project lead is Professor Janice Keefe at Mount Saint Vincent University, Director of the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging. Involving decision makers, clinicians and care providers including family and friends, the project is being conducted in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and
Nova Scotia. Stream II researchers include leading care work researchers from across Ontario and Nova Scotia. The goal of Stream II is to map promising approaches to care relationships in the context of system and organizational level policies that affect everyday care. We plan to conduct primary ethnographic research exploring the relationships between those providing paid and unpaid care, and the ways these relationships affect care quality in late life in residential long-term care settings. The postdoctoral fellow will be a member of stream II and contribute to data collection, analysis and dissemination.

The postdoctoral fellow will work within Dr. Tamara Daly’s research team. Dr. Daly is a political economist and health services researcher. She is an Associate Professor at York University, holds a CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Care Work and Health and is the Director of the York University Centre for Aging Research and Education (YU-CARE). Her CIHR and SSHRC funded scholarship highlights gender; health access and outcomes; working, living and visiting conditions in long term care; and promising practices and policies to improve health equity for seniors as well as for those who provide care.

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