Summary of Position
The Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre seeks to hire its first Research Chair, to develop and establish a dynamic and sustainable research program focused on frailty.
Building on the priorities and vision of the Centre of Excellence, the Research Chair will: identify opportunities for applied research related to frailty; facilitate and conduct innovative and impactful research; leverage partnerships across academic and health sectors; attract highly skilled researchers and students; help establish secure funding; and contribute to knowledge mobilization in order to advance care for the frail elderly.
An established researcher with a solid track record, the successful candidate will work with staff, the Executive Team and Board of Directors to further establish research priorities and develop and execute the overall research agenda of Perley Rideau. He/she will build research capacity within the organization in the care of frail elderly and increase the profile of the Perley Rideau as a Centre of Excellence on a provincial, national and international stage.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD and be actively conducting research in an area related to frailty, aging and care of the elderly. Alternatively, the candidate may be a physician with a strong commitment and track record in research. The ideal candidate will commit a minimum of 60% of their time (e.g. 0.6 FTE) to the position. The initial mandate of the of the Research Chair will be three years, and will be subject to review at the end of this period.
Responsibilities and Deliverables
As an important member of the leadership team, the Research Chair will contribute to the overall growth and development of the Centre of Excellence. Priorities will include:
As time permits, additional priorities may include:
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your CV and cover letter in confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applying is September 2, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for additional screening will be contacted.
The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre is one of Ontario’s largest and most innovative long-term care homes. Located on a 25-acre campus adjacent to The Ottawa Hospital, it is a unique Seniors Village with 450 long-term care beds, 139 independent-living apartments, and a growing number of clinical, therapeutic and recreational services available on-site. Perley Rideau is proud to serve a wide range of seniors in the community, including Veterans, and has earned a reputation of providing high quality care to the people it serves. This commitment to excellence was recognized by Accreditation Canada in 2018 by being awarded with ‘Exemplary Status’ following the accreditation process.