Educational research postdoctoral position

Dear colleagues,

I’m excited to announce a new postdoctoral research position available in my research group and would appreciate if you could share the opening with potential candidates. Please see the description below and feel free to reach out with questions.

We are seeking a candidate to fill a one-year post-doctoral researcher position for a project titled “Towards equity in building lifelong learning skills: investigating the relationships between a postsecondary intervention and students’ stress, transferable skills, and educators’ beliefs”. This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Insight Development Grant) and involves a collaboration with University Research Chair Nafissa Ismail. More information about the intervention can be found on our website:


Start date

September 2022 (flexible)


Educational requirement (required by start date)

Doctoral degree in education, educational psychology, or a related field.



The successful candidate will have some mix of expertise in the following areas:

● Postsecondary assessment, evaluation, and/or educational research

● Knowledge of learning, including metacognition, growth mindset, and learning theories

● Contributing to collaborative research projects

● Designing and conducting qualitative research studies, including data collection, analysis, and management

● Designing and conducting quantitative research studies, including statistical analysis and programming (e.g., SPSS, R)

● Strong organizational skills and ability to complete complex projects according to deadlines

● Laboratory skills (e.g., extraction and ELISA assays and analyses)

● Excellent analytical and communication skills

● Demonstrated leadership and mentorship abilities


The postdoctoral associate will be expected to participate in mentoring graduate and undergraduate research students. The Flynn and Ismail Research Groups are committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in our work. Accordingly, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates and we particularly encourage members of the following designated groups to apply: women, Indigenous people, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities. The salary is commensurate with education and experience.


To apply

Please send the following documents to Professor Alison Flynn,

● Cover letter describing your research interests, strengths, and how your skill set matches that of the requirements (max 3 pages)

● Curriculum Vitae

● Name and contact information (email, preferably) of 3 references


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute their expertise to the group and learn from a wide variety of professional opportunities through the group, uOttawa, and beyond. You can learn more about the group at; feel free to contact Dr. Flynn with any questions. The position will remain open until filled.


Alison Flynn, Ph.D.

3M National Teaching Fellow

Vice-provost associée – académique | Associate Vice-Provost – Academic, uOttawa

Département de chimie et sciences biomoléculaires | Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Member of the Global Young Academy

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