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Posted: Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
JOB TITLE: Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Ethics / Clinical Trials
DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
LOCATION: McGill University, STREAM research group, Biomedical Ethics Unit
CONTACT: Jonathan Kimmelman, PhD 

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, qualitative research or epidemiology.* Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge of clinical trials, and a penchant for interdisciplinary work.

The project will use qualitative research methods to better understand how scientific and ethical review committees evaluate evidence and make decisions about clinical trials testing novel cancer drugs. This work will be complemented by ethical and conceptual analysis of decision-making surrounding early phase clinical trials.

The PDF will work under the supervision of Jonathan Kimmelman and Jennifer Fishman. 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:  

** 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:

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