PhD Student – concurrent disorders

Clinical research on mental health and concurrent addictive disorders

Would you like to join an innovative team and be stimulated by challenges? Come complete our team and add your colour to this new position!

The clinical research laboratory in addiction psychiatry and the Centre d’expertise et de collaboration en troubles concomitants (CECTC )  directed by Dr Didier Jutras-Aswad, are looking for a PhD student in the field of concomitant disorders of mental health and addiction.

The PhD student will have the opportunity to be involved in clinical trials evaluating innovative interventions to treat concurrent mental health and substance abuse disorders. Under the authority of the principal researcher, the PhD student will acquire expertise and master the various activities involved in clinical trials: knowledge of the multiple regulatory aspects of projects, development of analysis strategies, data analysis, writing articles for publication in scientific journals and participation in scientific outreach activities (congresses, seminars, etc.). The student will work closely with the CECTC  to transfer knowledge to knowledge users, including clinicians, community workers and patients.

The PhD student will be part of an established research team of international renown, frequently consulted by policy makers and other knowledge users. The multidisciplinary team includes project managers, medical writers, research officers, data managers and patient partners who will support the student in his performance. For more information on the outreach of the team, visit the website ( and follow the news on Twitter (@DJutras_Aswad).


  • Master’s degree in biomedical sciences, psychiatry, neuroscience, psychology, or other relevant discipline;
  • Be motivated and have clinical research experience in the field of psychiatry, drug addiction or a related field;
  • Strong interest in working with populations suffering from drug addiction and mental health;
  • Strong skills in quantitative analysis methods;
  • Good knowledge of French (an asset) and English;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.


Status: Full time

Location: Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal

Duration: three to five years

To apply:

Interested candidates must send by email their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, their transcripts and the contact details of two people who can act as references to:

Deadline to apply: March 31st, 2022

Expected start date: as soon as possible, but flexible.

We thank everyone who applies, but we will only contact those selected for a test or interview.