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Postdoctoral Training Program 2019-2020

Since its founding, the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Practices (CRISE) has welcomed postdoctoral fellows. In 2019-2020, the CRISE can fund one postdoctoral fellow and accept other fellows who obtain their own financing.

Program objectives

  • To develop cutting edge research on suicide and end-of-life issues by young researchers in various disciplines (e.g., psychiatry, psychology, nursing, anthropology, epidemiology, public health, neurosciences and related disciplines);
  • To encourage researchers who have been working on other topics to conduct research on suicide and end-of-life practices.

Duration and salary

The duration of the fellowship is 8 to 12 months, full time (35 hours per week) with a total gross income of $45,000 for 12 months, including fringe benefits of UQAM employees.

Application and deadlines

Applications are accepted until May 31, 2019. The training program will begin on September 1, 2019 or October 1, 2019.

Admission criteria

We are looking for candidates who recently received a doctorate or have experience in another subject area and would like to reorient and specialize in research on suicide prevention or end-of-life practices. Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field;
  2. Wish to undertake a career in research on suicide or end-of-life practices;
  3. Agree to participate in regular activities at CRISE, including seminars, workshops and research activities with a mentor.

Knowledge of some spoken French is essential for full participation in the program. In addition, we will use the following selection criteria:

  1. Experience, publications, works to date and fellowships received;
  2. Interest in undertaking a career in research on suicide or end-of-life practices;
  3. Potential for conducting research in the area of suicide or end-of-life practices;
  4. Ability to match the candidate's research interests with those of available mentors.

Information for fellows applying from outside Canada

After acceptance, you must apply for a work permit from the Canadian Embassy in your country of origin. For further information, please visit the UQAM Website (in French only) on postdoctoral fellows.

Application procedure

Candidates should send the following documents by email in order to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. A certified copy of their latest transcript of doctoral studies;
  2. A copy of their PhD diploma, or a letter of attestation from their university confirming that the candidate completed the program and obtained a PhD.
  3. A letter in which the candidate describes his/her interests in research on suicide or end-of-life practices, including the identification of possible mentors with whom the candidate would like to work;
  4. A curriculum vitae that includes details of the candidate's education, work experiences, publications, bursaries and scholarships obtained and research work;
  5. Two letters of recommendation.


All applications must be sent by email before May 31, 2019, 11:59 PM, E.D.T. Please send digital copies of the required documents to the two following emails:

 crise@uqam.ca and mishara.brian@uqam.ca.

Principal mentors

For more information on the program, please contact:

Brian L. Mishara, PhD
C.P.8888, Succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3C 3P8
Phone: (+1) 514 987-4832

CRISE   ›  crise@uqam.ca
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