The BrainFX project is funded by the Ontario Centres of Excellence, Health Technologies Fund, and involves a team of researchers from Wilfrid Laurier conducting a validation study and economic analysis of a digital technology (software and hardware) being proposed for the early detection of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in older adults. We are partnered with six family health teams to gather data from patients, their informal care partners, and healthcare providers to: 1) evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the BrainFx Screen as a tool to contribute to the identification of MCI; 2) explore the clinical utility of the tool for treatment planning; 3)assess healthcare provider , patient, and care partners’ experience with the BrainFx Screen; 4) identify costs associated with administering the tool and related interventions; and estimate the direct, indirect, and intangible costs of any related sequelae.
This project involves quantitative analysis of BrainFX study data and is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is looking to develop their career as a health services researcher or statistician.
PhD student in epidemiology or statistics or a relevant field (health economics, health services research)
Experience with medical research methods and statistical techniques and evidence of competence using statistical software (we are using SPSS)
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
Hourly rate: $28-30 [plus 4% vacation pay]
Salary Notes :
Hourly rate is based on education and experience.
Temporary part-time [max. 10 hours a week]
Start and End date: Sept 2, 2019 – March 31, 2020
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at email@example.com. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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