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Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioethics / Clinical Trials

The McGill Dept. of Equity, Ethics and Policy / Studies of Translation, Ethics, and Medicine (STREAM) is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow (PDF) for highly interdisciplinary research. Appropriate backgrounds include the social sciences, philosophy, decision sciences or epidemiology. * Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge of drug trials and a penchant for interdisciplinary work.

Projects will use various approaches to better understand how risks and benefits for first in human trials are/should be evaluated. Another project aims at helping patients evaluate complicated risk/benefit trade-offs when entering trials. This work will be conducted in close collaboration with medical scientists.

The PDF will work under the supervision of Jonathan Kimmelman. The PDF is encouraged to develop their own research within the scope of the project, and to publish both team and independently authored manuscripts.

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. Applicants who do not have a completed Ph.D. at the time of application must include a letter from their Department Chair specifying the date of their dissertation defence.

To Apply

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.

** Any offer to non-Canadian citizens/non-permanent residents is contingent on the candidate obtaining a work permit after an offer has been made and a letter of invitation sent.

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