Postdoctoral fellowship – clinical research in addiction and mental health

The clinical research laboratory directed by Dr Didier Jutras-Aswad at the CHUM research centre offers an opportunity for a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of addiction and psychiatric comorbidities.

With cannabis legalization, it has become crucial to better understand the effects of cannabinoids on human health. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in administration studies that investigate the health effects of different cannabinoids and/or cannabis products in healthy participants. These projects will notably be financed by the prevention and research funds on cannabis from the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services, thanks to the income generated by the sale of cannabis products. The postdoctoral fellow will be part of a dynamic research team bringing together clinicians, research associate, project manager, research officers, patient-partner and medical writers. Under the authority of the principal investigator, the postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to acquire expertise and master the various activities involved in clinical trials: knowledge of the various regulatory aspects of projects, development of analysis strategies, data analysis, writing of articles for publication in scientific journals, participation in research activities, scientific outreach (conferences, seminars, etc.) and supervision of graduate students.

Qualifications :

  • PhD 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 problems;
  • Strong skills in quantitative methods of analysis;
  • Good knowledge of French and English;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

Applicants can find funding, notably from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Fonds de recherche du Québec en santé, the Institut universitaire sur les dépendances and the University of Montreal.

Status : Full time
Location of the internship: CHUM Research Centre
Duration: two years (with possibility of extension)
To apply: Interested candidates should send by email their curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, their transcripts and the contact details of three people who can act as references to: p.lachancetouchette@gmail.com
Deadline to apply: December 1, 2020
Planned date for the internship: September 2020 or January 2021 (flexible).
Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

The CRCHUM invites women, Aboriginals, visible minorities, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities to apply. The CRCHUM adopts a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws. The CRCHUM thus encourages all people, whatever their characteristics, to apply.