PDF - Operation Stress Injuries in the Public Safety sector

CFNU, University of Regina, Regina

PDF – CFNU, University of Regina

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


The Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow who will conduct research at the University of Regina, as commissioned by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU). This project will apply lessons learned about Operation Stress Injuries in the Public Safety sector to study the job effects in the field of nursing. If this interests you, then please consider joining Dr. Nick Carleton’s team.

Recently, Dr. Carleton received funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research and serves as the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment. To learn more about Dr. Nick Carleton, his research, publications, and prestigious awards, please visit: http://aibl.ca/dr-carleton/

The proposed project involves undertaking a national online survey to identify and assess operational stress injuries (OSIs) amongst nurses in Canada to help determine the prevalence, root causes, impacts, and efficacy of responses (interventions). The project aims to produce a report that includes significant research findings, key questions emerging from the research, and an evaluation of existing interventions in order to produce recommendations on next steps. The report and analyses must be presented in readily accessible language and materials (graphs, tables, etc.) designed for the target audience(s) of nurses, the media, policy makers and the general public.

The post-doctoral researcher plans, develops and conducts analytical studies using survey, census, administrative data, linked data or micro-simulation models. He/she applies economic, social or health theory or frameworks to the analysis of statistical data and applies statistical techniques using statistical software or micro-simulation models. He/she writes and presents research results to a wide audience including the general public, academics and policy makers. He/she provides subject-matter expertise and/or statistical expertise.

Work environment

In this position, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Expand your skill set and knowledge to build your data analysis skills
  • Apply theoretical frameworks to new and emerging data sets
  • Learn from colleagues with expertise in the data sets you are using
  • Strengthen your ability to translate your research into knowledge that is accessible to policymakers and the public
  • Disseminate your research by broadening your networks and impact beyond academe


  • PhD degree.
  • Ensure your experience and knowledge reflect one of the following domains of research:
  1. Psychology
  2. Nursing
  3. Occupational Health & Safety
  4. Health care
  • A covering letter 500 words maximum detailing your qualifications for the position. You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification.

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