Postdoctoral Fellowship

Call for Applications

 The MHERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in Causality, Population Health, and Health Equity

The Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium (MHERC) is seeking to appoint up to two post-doctoral fellows doing research related to the role of causal inference in population health and health equity research and policy. Applications regarding any dimension of this general theme will be considered, but the following areas are of particular interest:

  • Conceptual, epistemological, and ethical issues regarding causality in population health and health equity research.
  • The role of causal inference in the generation of population health and health inequalities information.
  • The use of epidemiologic evidence in the development of population health and health equity policies and priorities.
  • Causal models and their use in research on social determinants of health and health equity.

The duration of the award is 12 months, renewable for a second year, commencing on September 1, 2013. The value of each award will be CA$42,000. Fellows will also be provided with a $2000 research allowance. Fellows will be in residence at McGill University in Montreal.

Applicants should have at the time of award completed a PhD in a relevant discipline including, but not restricted to, epidemiology, economics, philosophy, cognitive psychology, and sociology. Applicants may not have received their PhDs more than 5 years before the beginning of the fellowship.

Successful applicants will be provided with office space in one of the two participating research centers associated with the project, and will be expected to participate in all of MHERC’s activities. For more information on MHERC, please see our website at

Applications should be written in English, and include a cover letter describing the candidate’s background, qualifications, and research interests; a complete Curriculum Vitae; a writing sample; and the names of three referees. Applications should be sent to Nicholas B. King at by June 31, 2013.