We are seeking applications for a postdoctoral position on a “Demography of Chronic Pain” project, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. 

The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Zachary Zimmer at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) and collaborate with an international team of scholars.  The project utilizes publicly available data from the U.S., Canada, and other countries, to analyze population-level pain trends, disparities in pain, the association between pain, disability and mortality, and other related topics.  

We are particularly interested in recent or soon to be doctoral graduates with very strong quantitative skills looking to enhance their scholarship through publication in this area of research.  While they will work together with an international research team, the successful candidate must also be able to work independently and creatively.  

Applicants can be from any discipline but must be familiar with demographic concepts, literature, and techniques.  Proficiency in English is required.  

The successful candidate will be based out of the Global Aging and Community Initiative at MSVU.  The salary range for this position is $50-$60,000 CAD/year.  Preferred starting date is August 1, 2021. The position runs for one year with a second-year renewal upon adequate progress.  

We will begin to review applications on December 7, 2020 and continue to review until the position is filled.

Interested parties should apply by attaching a cover letter that indicates fit and specific skills (e.g., specific software and statistical skills), Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three references, and two examples of scholarly writing, in an email directed to:

Renee Field


Please indicate “Application for Postdoctoral Position” in the subject line of the email. 

Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to the principles of employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates including women, aboriginal persons, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Candidates who identify as being from one of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are eligible to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.