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Post-doctoral Fellowship Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Food Insecurity and Adolescent Health

The Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University seeks to appoint a postdoctoral fellow to support an emerging research programme on food insecurity, poverty, and adolescent health. The research involves cross-national and trend analysis of complex survey data collected from national and international samples in the Canadian Community Health Survey, Ontario Child Health Study, and Gallop World Poll. The successful applicant will support international research 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 and is renewable for a second year, commencing in the Fall of 2019. The value the award is $60,000 CDN plus a $2000 research allowance.

Applicants must have at the time of the award completed a PhD in a relevant discipline including, but not restricted to, epidemiology, human nutrition, sociology, or economics. Applicants may not have received their PhDs more than 5 years before the beginning of the fellowship. Applicants who do not have a completed PhD at the time of application should include a letter from their Department Chair specifying the date of their dissertation defense. Demonstrated productivity in terms of published journal articles and excellent written and oral communication skills is an asset. Successful applicants will be provided with office space in the Institute and expected to fully 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.elgar [at] mcgill.ca. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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. Applicants should refer to the following link for further information on eligibility criteria: http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows/registration/eligibility.

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, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/international/workpermit.

More information can be found here.