Bloomberg Nursing Research Faculty
Apply to be a Bloomberg Nursing postdoctoral fellow
Applicants who wish to pursue postdoctoral training should contact a faculty members accepting trainees to discuss their interests and work with them to develop an appropriate faculty supervisor/postdoctoral fellow arrangement. Find a faculty member in our searchable directory by research interest.
Once the supervisor/postdoctoral fellow arrangement has been established, the applicant should compile the following items and submit them to Kelly Metcalfe, RN, PhD, FCAHS, FAAN, Associate Dean Research and External Relations, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Statement of interest, identifying the supervisor, describing planned research projects and training goals, and naming two referees (five-page limit, single spaced)
- Recent curriculum vitae (no page limit)
- Letter from potential Bloomberg Nursing postdoctoral supervisor describing training plans, funding source and amount (two-page limit, single spaced)
Postdoctoral fellows are funded from a variety of sources, secured either by the fellows themselves or their faculty supervisors. Fellows can secure funding from external granting agencies, and fellowship programs, or may be offered funding from their faculty supervisors’ grant or research resources.
Compensation, regardless of funding source, must meet the $35,000 minimum annual stipend as outlined by the University of Toronto. Postdoctoral fellows at Bloomberg Nursing are subject to the policies and procedures for postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto.
Postdoctoral fellows at the University of Toronto are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (Local 3902, Unit 5).
Dr. Andrea Johnson completed her PhD in Social Work in 2022 at the University of British Columbia. She joined Bloomberg Nursing in 2022 as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. Kim Widger. Dr. Johnson’s research interest is in the quality of life of adolescents who are living with advanced cancer. She recently received a clinician researcher salary award from the ENRICH (Empowering Next Generation Researchers in Perinatal and Child Health) training platform, to lead a project titled “Development of a quality of life instrument for use with adolescents and young adults with advanced cancer” (2022-2024). Dr. Johnson’s research will inform palliative care practice and research with adolescents living with incurable cancer, and ultimately support high quality palliative care for this unique group of patients.