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Postdoctoral Fellow Appointment in Healthcare Operations at the Department of Business and Administration, The University of Winnipeg

  • 1.  Postdoctoral Fellow Appointment in Healthcare Operations at the Department of Business and Administration, The University of Winnipeg

    Posted 10 days ago

    The Department of Business and Administration at the University of Winnipeg is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in Healthcare Analytics. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research under the supervision of Dr. Farzad Zaerpour. The postdoctoral fellow must have an interest and expertise in working with large healthcare data sets. In addition to data analytics skills, the postdoctoral fellow should have methodological expertise in one or more operations research domains, such as optimization, simulation, heuristics, and machine learning.

    The appointment is for a one-year term starting on October 1, 2022, or as soon as possible.


    • Must hold a Ph.D. in Business Analytics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or a related discipline.
    • Strong Preference will be given to applicants with experience in Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, and/or Data Science.
    • Must have an excellent working knowledge of computer programming.
    • Must have depth and breadth of methodological expertise, healthcare domain knowledge, publication quality, and quantity, and grant writing experience.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

      Application Process

      Interested applicants should send:

      • a cover letter,
      • a current curriculum vitae, and
      • contact information of two professional references.

      In addition, you may also submit a writing sample (e.g., a working paper or journal publication).

      Applicants must send all of the above materials by email to Dr. Farzad Zaerpour at

      The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please submit your application material no later than August 20, 2022.

      The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. It recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning, and research environments and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons to confidentially self-identify at the time of application.

      All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

      If you require accommodation support during the recruitment process, please contact Sheena Laurin, HR Assistant, at or 204-988-7648.

      Additional information about The University of Winnipeg is available at

      We appreciate all applicants' interest and advise only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

      Farzad Zaerpour
      Assistant Professor
      The university of winnipeg
      Winnipeg MB