Postdoctoral Position // Structural Analysis of Information Exchange Networks

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available within POCOSA!

[POCOSA is the CIHR funded Policies, Knowledge and Health Research Chair based at Université de Montréal.]

The Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity will take place within a new project aimed at studying networks of knowledge exchange: Structural Analysis of Health-relevant Policy-making Information Exchange Networks in Canada.

The project is the first Canadian-level attempt to map and structurally analyze—quantitatively—health-relevant policy-making networks that connect evidence production, synthesis, and interpretation. Operationally, the project is based on quantitative analysis of ties (relationships) that link nodes (participants) in a network. Network data will be collected through a multi-step snowball sampling strategy. Data will be analyzed structurally using social network mapping and analysis methods.

The successful applicant will work in collaboration with the chair holder Damien Contandriopoulos.

The fellow will be expected to:

  • Be actively involved in the project design and implementation;
  • publish at least one individually authored article in a leading international journal.

Desired skills and experience

  • The candidate should have a PhD in the field of Public Health, Political Science, or other relevant discipline;
  • The candidate should have a promising track record in a field of research that is relevant for the project, as demonstrated by relevant papers, publications, conference participations, PhD dissertation, reviews, committee comments etc;
  • The candidate should be able to work independently and at the same time be a team player;
  • Interest in, or experience with Social Network Analysis theories may be an asset, but is not compulsory;
  • The work environment is bilingual (French and English) and some. Fluency in both languages is an asset.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Full time position, 1 year. The position will commence in fall 2017, at a date to be determined in consultation with the researcher.

Salary 40 000/year +3% compensation for insurance.

We encourage interested candidates to additionally apply for another fellowship award.

For foreign postdoctoral fellows, depending on their residency status, their annual income and their expenses, income tax may be refunded.

The cost of living in Montreal is low for a city of its size.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and research statement before September 1, 2017 to:
Damien Contandriopoulos.

Université de Montréal- Faculté des sciences infirmières
C.P. 6128 succursale centre-ville
Montréal, Québec, Canada,
H3C 3J7

Applicants should also provide the name, affiliation and contact of three scholars able to provide references.

About the employer

Recognized as one of the most prestigious universities in North America, Université de Montréal is the ideal institution to enable you to acquire high-level specialized skills. Every year, UdeM welcomes more than 450 postdoctoral fellows in humanities, art and literature, social sciences, basic and applied sciences, and health sciences. More information:

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