Since its founding, the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Practices (CRISE) has welcomed postdoctoral fellows. Each year, CRISE can fund one postdoctoral fellow and welcome other fellows that obtain their own financing.
To develop cutting edge research on suicide and end-of-life practices by young researchers in various disciplines (e.g., psychiatry, psychology, nursing, anthropology, epidemiology, public health, neurosciences and other related disciplines);
To encourage researchers who have been working on other topics to conduct research on suicide and end-of-life practices.
Term and Salary
The duration of the fellowship is 8 to 12 months and full time (35 hours per week). Gross income for 12 months is $45,000, including fringe benefits, according to UQAM’s current policies.
Application and Deadlines
Important: Due to the uncertainties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, no postdoctoral fellowhip will take place for the year 2020-2021.
Applications are accepted until April 30th of each year. The postdoctoral training usually starts the following September 1st.
We are looking for candidates who recently received a doctorate or experienced researchers or clinicians in another subject area that would like to realign and specialize in research on suicide prevention or end-of-life practices. Candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Hold a doctorate in a relevant field;
- Have obtained a doctorate less than 5 years ago;
- Wish to undertake a career in research on suicide or end-of-life practices;
- Agree to participate in regular activities at CRISE, including seminars, workshops and research activities with a mentor.
General Selection Criteria
Knowledge of some spoken French is an asset for full participation in the program. In addition, the selection of a candidate will mainly reside on the following:
- Work and research experience, publications and scholarships received;
- Interest in undertaking a career in research on suicide or end-of-life practices;
- Potential for conducting research in the area of suicide or end-of-life practices;
- Ability to match the candidate’s research interests with those of available mentors.
Candidates should send the following documents by email in order to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship:
- A certified copy of the academic transcript (report card) of doctoral studies;
- A certified copy of their PhD diploma, or a certified letter from their university confirming that the candidate completed the program and obtained a PhD;
- A letter in which the candidate describes his or her interests in research on suicide or end-of-life practices, including the identification of possible mentors with whom the candidate would like to work;
- A curriculum vitae (resume) that includes details of the candidate’s education, work experiences, publications, bursaries and scholarships obtained and research work;
- Two letters of recommendation.
Important notice: Incomplete applications will not be taken in consideration.
All complete applications must be sent by email before April 30th, 11:59 PM, E.D.T. Please send scanned copies of the required documents to the two following emails:
- Marie Alderson, PhD
- Cécile Bardon, PhD
- Valérie Bourgeois-Guérin, PhD
- Christine Genest, PhD
- Brian Greenfield, MD
- Melissa Henry, PhD
- Réal Labelle, PhD
- Sylvie Lapierre, PhD
- Brian L. Mishara, PhD
- Angelo Soares, PhD
- Deborah Ummel, PhD
- Mélanie Vachon, PhD
- Georgia Vrakas, PhD
- David Weisstub, LLD
Information for Fellows Applying from Outside Canada
After acceptance, you must apply for a work permit from a Canadian Visas Office in your country or territory. For further information, please visit the UQAM Website (in French only) on postdoctoral fellows.
For further information, please contact:
Brian L. Mishara, PhD, Director
C.P. 8888, Succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3C 3P8
Phone: (+1) 514 987-4832