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The Centre for Applied Ethics (CAE) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) seeks:


The McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Centre for Applied Ethics (CAE) is seeking to hire a permanent part-time, bilingual (French & English) Ethicist. The MUHC is an innovative tertiary and quaternary health centre that provides exceptional multidisciplinary patient-centric care to a culturally diverse community in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As a redesigned Centre, the CAE has been given the mandate to integrate and provide all ethics services to the MUHC community to address competing values and interests in complex clinical and organizational cases, research ethics and innovative care. As part of a team of professionals, the Ethicist will be responsible for providing consultations and other related services in clinical, research and organizational ethics using the approach and procedures adopted at the MUHC. The position also involves relevant ethics policy development, education and capacity building, participating in research ethics reviews, sitting on different committees, providing recommendations to various stakeholders and academic research in bioethics. The ideal candidate will hold a graduate degree in bioethics (or a related field/experience), have at least two years of experience in clinical ethics within a health care delivery setting, possess extensive knowledge of the health care environment, the rights of patients and the personnel, and analytical, interpersonal, communication and leadership skills with an ease to work in teams.      

How to Apply:
Please send the following to anna [dot] christopoulos [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca before the deadline of June 22,2015.
• your curriculum vitae (full version)
• a letter of intent
• the name and contact information of 3 references

For more information please contact Marie Hirtle, CAE Manager (marie [dot] hirtle [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca) or visit the CAE-MUHC website https://muhc.ca/cae/dashboard or the MUHC job posting board at http://muhc.ca/homepage/page/cv-manager


Le Center d’éthique appliquée (CÉA) du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM) recherche:


Le Centre d’éthique appliquée (CÉA) du Centre Universitaire de Santé de McGill (CUSM) cherche un(e) conseiller(ère) en éthique bilingue (français-anglais) pour un poste permanent à temps partiel. Le CUSM est un centre de niveau de soins tertiaire et quaternaire qui offre des soins de santé et des activités de recherche, d’enseignement et d’évaluation des technologies à la fois centrés sur le patient et d’une qualité exceptionnelle à la communauté pluriethniques de la région de Montréal, Québec, Canada. En tant que nouveau centre, le CÉA a reçu le mandat d’intégrer et d’offrir tous les services en éthique à la communauté du CUSM en situations complexes où s’opposent des valeurs et des intérêts importants dans la prise de décision tant au niveau clinique, organisationnel que de la recherche. En tant que membre d’une équipe de professionnels, le ou la conseiller(ère) sera responsable d’offrir les services de consultation en éthique clinique, de la recherche et organisationnelle selon l’approche et les procédures adoptées par le CUSM. De plus, le poste comprend des tâches d’élaboration de politiques, d’éducation et de formation, d’évaluation de projets de recherches, de participation à divers comités, d’émettre des recommandations et de recherche en bioéthique.  Le ou la candidat(e) idéale devra posséder un diplôme universitaire de 2iem cycle en éthique appliquée (ou une discipline /expérience équivalente), avoir au moins deux ans d’expérience en éthique clinique, une compréhension et une expérience pertinente du milieu et du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux, une compréhension des droits des usages et du personnel et un leadership mobilisateur avec une aptitude pour les relations interpersonnelles, le travail d’équipe, les communications, l’analyse et la synthèse. 

Pour appliquer :

Veuillez envoyer les documents suivant à anna [dot] christopoulos [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca avant la date limite du 22 Juin 2015.
• Votre CV (complet)
• Une lettre d’intention
• Le nom et l’information pour communiquer avec 3 personnes de référence

Pour plus de renseignements veuillez contacter Marie Hirtle, Chef du CÉA (marie [dot] hirtle [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca) ou visiter notre site web https://cusm.ca/cae/dashboard ou le site suivant du CUSM https://cusm.ca/homepage/page/job-opportunities


Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Ethics / Decision Science

McGill Biomedical Ethics Unit / Studies of Translation, Ethics, and Medicine (STREAM) is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow (PDF) with a background in the decision sciences, psychology, clinical trials, or ethics.

The project will examine how well researchers and others can forecast risks, benefits, and feasibility of clinical trials. 

The PDF will work under the supervision of Jonathan Kimmelman, alongside several co-investigators (David Mandel, Ian Shrier, Alex London, Jamie Brehaut, Dean Fergusson, and Russell Steele). Responsibilities will include collecting elicitations, designing and implementing components of the project, conducting interviews, analysis, and evaluating policy and ethical dimensions. The PDF is encouraged to develop his or her own research within the scope of the project, and to publish both team and independently authored manuscripts.

We anticipate a starting date of Summer 2015, depending on availability.  The successful candidate should have recently been awarded their PhD (within 5 years*) in a relevant area.  Candidates with a background in the decision sciences, psychology, or epidemiology are particularly encouraged to apply. The term of hiring is one year, renewable for up to one additional year.

Review of applications will proceed on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should include a cover letter describing research interests, a CV, a writing sample, and the contact information for 3 references.

Applications should be sent electronically to:
Jonathan Kimmelman, PhD
Biomedical Ethics Unit / Social Studies of Medicine
McGill University / 3647 Peel St.  / Montreal, QC H3A 1X1
Jonathan [dot] kimmelman [at] mcgill [dot] ca

For details about STREAM, and the team members on this project, visit

* Please note:  candidates’ eligibility to hold a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship expires 5 years after the date on which their PhD was awarded, regardless of when they are hired.  Be sure to refer to the following link for further information on eligibility criteria:  http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows/registration/eligibility


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