Our vision

A physically active Canadian population

Our mission

To conduct research that will help design urban and rural environments that equitably increase physical activity for the entire population


Postdoctoral Fellowship Recruitment


Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship starting September 1st 2020 (or as soon as a qualified applicant is selected) in the Built Environment and Active Populations (BEAP) Lab and with the Interventions Research and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT) in School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The position is a one year appointment, renewable for an additional year based on satisfactory performance.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Fuller, Canada Research Chair in Population Physical Activity. The postdoctoral fellow will work on projects related to Dr. Fuller’s research program including

  1. Analysis of accelerometer and GPS data
  2. Built environment and physical activity research
  3. Commercial wearable devices and physical activity measurement

Postdoctoral fellows with new projects related to the general research areas above are strongly encouraged to apply.

Primary Responsibilities

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to be involved in and responsible for

  • Conducting novel independent research
  • Presentation of research results in the form of publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Assisting their faculty supervisor in guiding graduate students’ research
  • Collaborate with team members to initiate new projects

Qualifications and experience

  • PhD in Public Health, Human Kinetics, Geography, Computer Science, or related field
  • A strong research record
  • Work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent writing, and good oral communication skills
  • Data analysis experience
    • Accelerometer data
    • GPS data
    • Machine learning
  • Programming experience
    • R, SQL, or Python

Compensation: The salary follows the regulations of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Memorial University.

Working Conditions: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the successful candidate will work remotely. The supervisor and Memorial University will ensure proper access the necessary computer infrastructure.

How to apply: The deadline for applications in August 1st, 2020. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references in PDF format to Dr. Daniel Fuller (dfuller@mun.ca).

Undergrad – MSc – PhD Applicants

Application to the lab is highly competitive. We are a small group, and we receive a high volume of applications for membership. Applicants should get in touch with the lab director, Dr. Daniel Fuller, at dfuller@mun.ca with the email subject line “BEAP Lab Application”. You should receive an automated message with a quiz. You will need to answer the quiz and provide:   

  • A cover letter outlining why you would like to join the lab and the contribution you think you would make to lab activities
  • A resume, including the names and contact information for two references
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A 500 word research proposal related to a BEAP lab project

The highest returns can be reaped by imagination in combination with a logical and critical mind, a spice of ingenuity coupled with an eye for the simple and humdrum, and a width of vision in the pursuit of facts that is allied with an attention to detail that is almost nauseating.

Sir Austin Bradford Hill

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BEAPLab Address:

School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
Physical Education Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL
A1C 5S7

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