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Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Hepatitis C prison-based intervention

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Deadline: August 31, 2018  12:00:00 am


A post-doctoral Fellowship is available at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) to work on a large prison-based study at a provincial correctional facility in Montreal aimed at evaluating whether an on-site multidisciplinary team can increase screening, linkage and treatment of people in prison with chronic hepatitis C. The advertised fellowship position pertains to a sub-study focused on a cost-effectiveness evaluation of the prison-based multidisciplinary model of care intervention, as well as health care utilization by former inmates with chronic hepatitis C following release.

The candidate will be co-supervised by Dr. Joseph Cox, medical director of the Chronic Viral Illness Service (CVIS) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Dr.  Nadine Kronfli, Clinician-Investigator in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at McGill University and Dr. Eric Latimer, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

The Research Institute of the MUHC is a world-renowned biomedical and health care research center. Based in Montreal, Quebec, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre, affiliated with McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine. The CVIS is part of the MUHC. The CVIS team has an active research program, conducting numerous clinical trials each year to provide innovative research to their patients.


The candidate will be expected to coordinate the economic evaluation of a larger study by following and interviewing current and former inmates with chronic hepatitis C during incarceration and following release. The candidate will evaluate health care utilization for study participants in prison and once released.

In addition, the candidate’s responsibilities may include:

  • Coordinating project meetings, interviews, follow-ups and other project-related tasks as required;
  • Assisting participants with questionnaire completion;
  • Timely completion of all study documentation forms;
  • Assisting with data analysis and preparation of manuscripts;
  • Preparing grant applications and submissions;
  • Conducting other related tasks as assigned by the supervisors.

The Fellowship is ideal for those seeking research opportunities and experience in public health, epidemiology, clinical psychology, health psychology, and/or social and behavioural health sciences. The Fellowship is well suited for those with research interests in HCV, HIV, people in prison, people who inject drugs and vulnerable/neglected populations.


  • PhD degree in psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health, epidemiology or a related field.
  • Strong interest in hepatitis C or other sexually-transmitted or blood-borne infections and people in prison/marginalized populations.
  • Work experience in prison setting and in the field of HIV/HCV an asset but not required;
  • Knowledge of work principles in interdisciplinary teams;
  • Bilingual French and English (spoken and written);
  • Strong work ethic and respect of confidentiality;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong sense of organization and high degree of efficiency;
  • Resourcefulness, autonomy and sense of initiative;
  • Good knowledge of MS-Office and Excel.


Status: Full time – minimum one year contract

Pay Scale:  Based on CIHR post-doctoral stipends scale and commensurate with experience and qualifications

Work Site:  Glen site (1001 Decarie Blvd, Montreal) and provincial correctional facility in Montreal.


Please submit résumé and cover letter to:

Please submit your CV, a cover letter and the names and contact information of three referees in one PDF document to



Research Institute of the MUHC encourages equity in employment.

NOTE: The masculine gender has been used for brevity and includes the feminine gender. 


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