Posted: Thursday, September 12th, 2019
McGill Biomedical Ethics Unit / Studies of Translation, Ethics, and Medicine (STREAM) is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow (PDF) with a background in research ethics, epidemiology, biostatistics, or meta-research.* Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge of clinical trials and drug regulation.
The primary project will use meta-analytic methods to examine how the conduct of cancer clinical trials in large volume introduces inefficiencies and validity threats in drug development, ethical oversight, and drug regulation. This will be accompanied by policy and ethical analysis.
The PDF will work under the supervision of Jonathan Kimmelman, alongside co-investigators with expertise in Biostatistics, Philosophy, and Cancer. Responsibilities will include designing and conducting meta-analyses and evaluating policy and ethical dimensions. 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 defense.
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
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
** 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