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PERFORM Postdoctoral Fellowship in Preventive Health Research

The PERFORM Centre at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, is accepting qualified applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship position.

The PERFORM Centre is a comprehensive research platform designed to enable studies in primary preventive health. Under the same roof, researchers have access to the highest quality imaging tools (MRI, PET/CT, DEXA, ultrasound, High density EEG); metabolic and teaching kitchens; a large scale cardiopulmonary unit for exercise stress testing; an expansive conditioning floor; a clinical analysis suite equipped to analyze a wide variety of bio specimens; advanced biomechanics, balance and strength functional assessment suites; a dedicated sleep facility; and an athletic therapy clinic. Member researchers have expertise in diverse specialties including psychology, exercise science/kinesiology, physics, chemistry, social sciences, business, geriatrics/gerontology, preventative cardiology, biomedical, computer and electrical engineering.

General Conditions:

PERFORM postdoctoral fellows will have a PhD degree, MD or equivalent and a background or strong desire to acquire specialization in a field of research related to disease prevention through lifestyle choices. Areas of interest include psychology, medical and biological sciences, exercise physiology/kinesiology, signal processing, biomedical engineering and/or behavioral sciences. An interest in multidisciplinary research and innovative methods would be an asset, as well as a strong publication record.

Eligibility:

  • The postdoctoral fellow must be supervised by a PERFORM research member
  • The research program must be conducted at the PERFORM Centre
  • The incumbent must not hold an external fellowship at the same time as he/she holds a PERFORM postdoctoral fellowship

Fellows will be appointed for a period of one year starting in September 2020. The fellow will receive a $10,000 stipend to supplement funds provided by his/her supervisor for a total funding envelop of a minimum of $30,000.

Interested candidates are required to provide:

  • Statement of Research Interest (2 pages)
  • Two (2) recommendation letters with at least one from an academic supervisor. One of the letters should demonstrate that the applicant has not/will not receive funding from the PERFORM Multidisciplinary call (application deadline April 27, 2020)
  • Confirmation from supervisor that he/she will supplement funds to a minimum of $30,000.
  • Complete CV including peer reviewed articles and presentations

Note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Academic excellence (GPA, awards): 20%
  • Research experience (past research activities, research contributions): 60%
  • Leadership potential (participation to academic life, volunteering, etc): 10%
  • Research statement and letter of reference: 10%

 

The application deadline is June 26, 2020.

Please submit email applications by email to: perform.administration@concordia.ca

Please use subject header: "PERFORM Post-Doc application_2020"

PERFORM Graduate Scholarship in Preventive Health Research

The PERFORM Centre at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, is accepting qualified applicants for a one-year graduate scholarship.

The PERFORM Centre is a comprehensive research platform designed to enable studies in primary preventive health. Member researchers have expertise in diverse specialties including psychology, exercise science/kinesiology, physics, chemistry, social sciences, business, geriatrics/gerontology, preventative cardiology, biomedical, computer and electrical engineering.

General Conditions:

PERFORM graduate scholarship candidates will have a strong desire to acquire specialization in a field of research related to disease prevention through lifestyle choices. Areas of interest include psychology, medical and biological sciences, exercise physiology/kinesiology, and/or behavioural sciences. An interest in multidisciplinary research and innovative methods would be an asset.

This graduate scholarship is for up to one year starting in September 2020. The amount is $5,000. Prospective students are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (or equivalent), have degrees in progress in a related field, are currently enrolled in a program at Concordia University, and are in good academic standing. Candidates for this award may be Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or International Students. The award shall be granted to a full or part-time student.

Interested students are required to provide the following:

  • Statement of Research Interest (cover letter)
  • Recommendation letter from their academic supervisor who must also be a PERFORM research member. The letter should demonstrate that the applicant has not/will not receive funding from the PERFORM Multidisciplinary call (application deadline April 27, 2020)
  • Complete CV
  • University transcript

Note: Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Academic excellence (GPA, awards): 30%
  • Research experience (past research activities, research contributions): 40%
  • Leadership potential (participation to academic life, volunteering, etc): 10%
  • Research statement and letter of reference: 20%
 

The deadline for applications is June 26, 2020

Please submit email applications to: perform.administration@concordia.ca

Please use subject header: "PERFORM graduate application_2020"


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