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Internship and Fellowship Opportunities--Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 Cohorts!

For more information about internship and fellowship opportunities, please visit our Student Programs Page.


Student Opportunities

Several IHSP faculty members offer student assistantships and work opportunities through their research programmes.  For additional information, it is best to contact the professor directly.  Please note that this list of student assistanceships is not exhaustive, and more up-to-date information may be available through individual faculty websites listed on the IHSP faculty page.

Barrington-Leigh Research Group

(1) Expert GNU/Linux user to act as occasional, personal system administrator for a professor using Ubuntu and various open source tools on laptop(s). Initial tasks would include: to set up a new laptop, customize smtp client and MTA; and other hacking as it arises for research and utility applications. Pay appropriate to experience. See http://wellbeing.research.mcgill.ca for the research group. If interested, submit a c.v. and letter to denise [dot] maines [at] mcgill [dot] ca

(2) Currently seeking Economics PhD student(s), Postdocs, outstanding MA students, or those with extensive economics background, interested in working on empirical topics, mostly related to subjective well-being. Funding available for excellent candidates. Also looking for an applied theorist for urban economics problem. See http://wellbeing.research.mcgill.ca for contact information and a list of what to send if you are interested in discussing opportunities. 

Baumgartner Research Group at McGill University

(1) Professor Baumgartner is looking for independent, creative and motivated Masters and PhD students to work on several exciting research projects on environment and global health. She is open to advising students with various backgrounds who have an interest in environmental health, exposure science and/or epidemiology. Some positions will involve hands-on environmental measurements and some international field work.  Please visit the Baumgartner Research Group’s webpage for more information. 

Social Inequalities in Child Health Research Group

(1) Funded studentship to study social inequalities in adolescent mental health. Applications are invited to a paid 2-year Masters of Science (MSc) studentship in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. The successful candidate will support national and international collaborations that explore social and economic determinants of adolescent mental health using data from the WHO Health Behaviours in School-aged Children study (www.hbsc.org).  The student will support these collaborations through developing an independent thesis project on adolescent mental health. He or she will be an exceptional and self-motivated scholar with an undergraduate degree in psychology, sociology or related field. Expertise in developmental psychology and multilevel analysis of large datasets are desired. The student must also meet the eligibility criteria of the MSc programme in Psychiatry.  The award is $18,000 plus a Masters (full-time) tuition waiver per year for two years. Information on tuition and other McGill fees can be found here. For more information, contact frank [dot] elgar [at] mcgill [dot] ca (subject: Studentship%20in%20school%20bullying%20and%20mental%20health) (Frank Elgar) (tel: 514 398 1739)


Postdoctoral Fellowships

 Postdoctoral Fellowship on Inequality and Adolescent Health

 The Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University seeks to appoint one or two postdoctoral fellows to support a new research programme on income inequality, relative deprivation and their links to adolescent health, wellbeing, and academic achievement. The research involves cross-national and trends analysis of data from the WHO Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study (www.hbsc.org) and OECD Programme for International Student Achievement (www.oecd.org/pisa). The successful applicant will support national and international collaborations and have opportunities to pursue independent lines of investigation around the general theme of inequality and adolescent health. The duration of the award is 12 months, renewable for a second year, commencing in the Fall of 2014. The value of each award will be CA$60,000 plus a $2000 research allowance. Fellows will be in residence at McGill University in Montreal. Applicants should have at the time of the award completed a PhD in a relevant discipline including, but not restricted to, epidemiology, psychology, sociology, or economics. Applicants may not have received their PhDs more than 5 years before the beginning of the fellowship. Successful applicants will be provided with office space and expected to participate in the activities of the Institute. Applications should be written in English and include a cover letter describing the candidate’s background, qualifications, and research interests; a complete Curriculum Vitae; a writing sample; and the names of three referees. Applications should be sent to Frank Elgar at frank [dot] elgar [at] mcgill [dot] ca by June 30, 2014. For more information, see our website at http://www.mcgill.ca/ihsp.

The MHERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in Causality, Population Health, and Health Equity-2014 Call for Applications

The Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium (MHERC) is seeking to appoint up to four post-doctoral fellows doing research related to population health, health equity, and health policy. Applications regarding any dimension of this general theme will be considered, but the following areas are of particular interest: 

  • The roles of evidence and uncertainty in the development of population health and health equity policies and priorities. 
  • Conceptual, epistemological, and ethical issues regarding causal inference in population health and health equity research.
  • Causal models and their use in research on determinants of health and health equity.
  • Conceptual and practical challenges in the measurement of health inequalities and determinants of health.
  •  Normative and conceptual analyses of health and health equity policies. 

The duration of the award is 12 months, renewable for a second year, commencing on September 1, 2014. The value of each award will be CA$60,000. Fellows will also be provided with a $2000 research allowance. Fellows will be in residence at McGill University in Montreal. Applicants should have at the time of award completed a PhD in a relevant discipline including, but not restricted to, epidemiology, economics, philosophy, political science, anthropology, and sociology. Applicants may not have received their PhDs more than 5 years before the beginning of the fellowship. Successful applicants will be provided with office space in one of the two participating research centers associated with the project, and will be expected to participate in all of MHERC’s activities. For more information on MHERC, please see our website at http://www.mherc.net

Applications should be written in English, and include a cover letter describing the candidate’s background, qualifications, and research interests; a complete Curriculum Vitae; a writing sample; and the names of three referees. Applications should be sent to Nicholas B. King at nicholas [dot] king [at] mcgill [dot] ca by April 30, 2013.


Other Opportunities

There are currently no other positions available at the IHSP.  Please check back often.