CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Master, Doctoral or Postdoctoral Candidates

Evaluating and scaling up MOvIT+™ (MOvIT-UP) :
Scaling up a web intervention for systematic monitoring
and training of users and/or caregivers
after the provision of assistive technology

NOTIFICATION (PDF)

Position offered

  •  Master, doctoral or postdoctoral candidates are eligible.
  • Scholarships for students enrolled at the Université de Montréal, in accordance with current standards.
  • Initial appointment is for one year starting January 2020, with possible renewal for another 1-2 years upon mutual satisfaction and funding availability.

required Profile

  • Academic background in a health-related discipline such as information technology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, nursing, community health or public health.
  • Bilingualism and clinical experience with seniors and their caregivers are assets.
  • Please send a cover letter and CV to [email protected].

Project Description

The MOvIT-UP project aims to implement the MOvIT+™ intervention (https://www.movitplus.com/) in seven clinical settings across Canada, including six Health and Social Services Centres (CIUSSS) in Quebec. MOvIT+™ is a digital remote monitoring and training intervention (e.g. automated questionnaires, multimedia devices) for users and their caregivers after the provision of new assistive technologies. The objective of this project is to deploy the intervention on a large scale as part of a stepped-wedge trial in clinical settings in Quebec that provide mobility aids.

Candidates will be registered in Rehabilitation Sciences at the Université de Montréal
(https://readaptation.umontreal.ca/etudes/sciences-de-la-readaptation/). The research project will include sub-projects, i) evaluation of the implementation of the intervention and ii) evaluation of the clinical impacts. Applicants will establish collaborations with other project members and committees (Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia).

Who are we?

Claudine Auger, Ph.D. (Université de Montréal, CRIR) and Louise Demers, Ph.D. (Université de Montréal, CRIUGM) are co-leading this project in partnership with scientists, community representatives, decisionmakers and industry. MOvIT-UP is part of the national AGE-WELL research network (www.age-well-nce.ca) that aims to help Canadian seniors maintain their independence, health and quality of life using accessible technologies.