Current Postings

See below for full descriptions of the following current postings:

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship in perinatal predictive modeling at McMaster University
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship in perinatal mental health research at McMaster University
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship in advanced meta-analysis in perinatology at McMaster University
  • Bachelor of Health Science students

Post-doctoral Fellowship in perinatal predictive modeling at McMaster University

Recent new research funds from a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant and a Canada Research Chair position have become available for a post-doctoral position at McMaster in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI, formerly Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics), to develop and apply novel, advanced analytic methodology to build, validate and apply novel predictive models of complex biological processes to study maternal and neonatal diseases to improve the health of women and infants. This postdoctoral fellowship will enable fellows to extend knowledge in their research areas, conduct successful interdisciplinary research projects, enhance writing and communication skills and establish new peer networks while aiming to improve the health of women and infants.

The successful candidate will be supervised in a vibrant, collaborative environment by Dr. Sarah McDonald, holder of a prestigious Canada Research Chair, a perinatal clinical epidemiologist and a high-risk obstetrician.

We are seeking highly motivated applicants with a Ph.D. in (Bio)Statistics, Computer Science, Clinical Epidemiology, or related field. Superlative programming (SAS/R) and communication skills are required. The applicant should be able to work as part of a team as well as independently, and be enthusiastic about working with real or simulated large perinatal data sets to tackle the high dimensionality of complex relationships between patient characteristics, biomarkers, & repeated measures to examine maternal and infant outcomes. Experience in obstetrics or neonatology is an asset.

Primary responsibilities involve designing and carrying out predictive modeling studies, analyzing data, supervising students, gaining experience writing publications and research grants. The position is tailored to the applicant’s career goals.

The appointment will be for 1-3 years dependent on the candidate’s goals, fit and productivity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. McMaster University is an internationally ranked research and educational institution, and HEI is particularly renowned with a vibrant series of rounds and educational opportunities.

Interested applicants should email (Subject: “PDF in perinatal predictive modeling”) each of the following, numbered and titled as per the italics below (Only complete applications will be considered):

  1. CV (curriculum vitae), including complete list of all publications, separately a list of publications in non-predatory journals, grant funding, and awards, including month/year of start and completion of degrees and your current position (if currently unemployed and looking for work, please indicate this)
  2. Letter (expressing why you are interested and career goals),
  3. Transcripts (for each degree, notarized, translated into English, as necessary)
  4. Course descriptions and duration (for all statistical/epidemiological courses, including #hours),
  5. Publications (3 key English ones ),
  6. References (names, titles and both email and telephone #)
  7. Within your email, please include:
    1. where you saw this posting
    2. year of your PhD (or indicate “no PhD”)
    3. a table showing # of peer-reviewed English publications on which you are (full text only in non-predatory journals; not abstracts) as:
      • First author
      • Senior/last author
      • Co-author (except senior/last)
    4. amount (currency & total) of peer-reviewed funding as:
      • Principal Investigator
      • Co-Investigator

to:

Dr. Sarah McDonald
Canada Research Chair
Professor
Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Radiology, and Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
McMaster University, mcdonals@mcmaster.ca

Applications will continue to be processed until the position is filled. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in perinatal mental health research at McMaster University

Recent new research funds from a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant and a Canada Research Chair position have become available for a post-doctoral position at McMaster University in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI, formerly Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics), to undertake perinatal mental health research, including in observational and interventional studies. This postdoctoral fellowship will enable fellows to extend knowledge in their research areas, conduct successful interdisciplinary research projects, enhance writing and communication skills and establish new collaborative networks.

The successful candidate will be supervised in a vibrant, collaborative environment by Dr. Sarah McDonald, holder of a prestigious Canada Research Chair, a perinatal clinical epidemiologist and a high-risk obstetrician. She works closely with academic and clinical psychologists in the field of maternal weight gain during pregnancy. There are several foci of ongoing research including in mood disorders and eating disorders. Experience with mood disorders, cognitive behavioural therapy, eating disorders or research pertaining to these would be important.

We are seeking highly motivated applicants with a PhD in Psychology with either clinical experience or research involving human subjects. The applicant should be able to work as part of a team as well as independently, and be enthusiastic about data to tackle the high dimensionality of complex relationships between patient characteristics, & repeated measures to examine maternal and infant outcomes. Opportunities include collaborations with teams in other departments, centres, provinces and internationally.

The appointment will be for 1 year with the possibility of extension for up to 3 years, dependent on the candidate’s goals, qualifications, fit and productivity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. McMaster University is a recognized and internationally ranked research and educational institution, and HEI is particularly renowned with a vibrant series of rounds and other educational opportunities.

Interested applicants should email (Subject: “PDF in perinatal mental health research”) each of the following:

  1. CV (curriculum vitae), including complete list of all publications, separately a list of publications in non-predatory journals, grant funding, and awards, including month/year of start and completion of degrees
  2. Letter (expressing why you are interested and your career goals),
  3. Transcripts (for each degree, and if necessary, notarized & translated into English)
  4. Course descriptions and duration for all statistical/epidemiological courses, including #hours,
  5. Publications (up to 3 key English ones, on which you are first or co-author),
  6. References (including your PhD supervisor, names, titles and both email and telephone #)
  7. Within your email, please include:
    1. amount (currency & total) of peer-reviewed funding as:
      • Principal Investigator
      •  Co-Investigator
    2. # of peer-reviewed English publications (full text only in non-predatory journals; not abstracts) on which you are:
      • First author
      • Senior/last author
      • Co-author (except senior/last)
    3. # of peer-reviewed English publications (full text, in predatory journals; not abstracts) on which you are:
      • First author
      • Senior/last author
      • Co-author (except senior/last)

to:

Dr. Sarah McDonald
Canada Research Chair
Professor
Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Radiology, and Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, room 3N52B; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1; Email: mcdonals@mcmaster.ca

Applications will continue to be processed until the position is filled. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in advanced meta-analysis in perinatology at McMaster University

Recent new research funds from a Canada Research Chair position and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grants have become available for a post-doctoral position at McMaster University in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) (formerly Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics), to lead perinatal meta-analyses including advanced techniques in meta-analysis and network meta-analysis to improve the health of women and infants.

The successful candidate will be supervised in a vibrant, collaborative environment by Dr. Sarah McDonald, holder of the prestigious Canada Research Chair, a perinatal clinical epidemiologist and high-risk obstetrician. Work will involve application of advanced meta-analytic methods including both conventional and network meta-analysis, examining both maternal and infant outcomes. Opportunities include collaborations with teams in other departments, centres, provinces and internationally. McMaster University, home to the Cochrane Canada Centre and the GRADE approach, is a world-leader in Knowledge Synthesis.

We are seeking highly motivated applicants who have a Ph.D. in (Bio)Statistics, Clinical Epidemiology, or a very closely-related field. The applicant should be enthusiastic, motivated, and be able to work as part of a team as well as independently. Experience in research in medicine, particularly in obstetrics or neonatology is an asset.

Primary responsibilities involve designing and carrying out cohort studies and complimentary meta-analyses and network meta-analyses in perinatology, analyzing data using statistical packages (e.g., R, SAS, WinBUGS/JAGS), co-authoring and submitting manuscripts. Other opportunities include gaining experience writing research grants and student supervision. The position will be tailored to the applicant’s career goals.

The appointment will be for 1-3 years dependent on the candidate’s goals, qualifications, fit and productivity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. McMaster University is a recognized and internationally ranked research and educational institution, and HEI is particularly renowned with a vibrant series of rounds and other educational opportunities.

Interested applicants should email (Subject: “PDF in perinatal advanced meta-analysis”) each of the following, numbered and titled as per the italics below (applications that do not include all of the numbered components will not be able to be considered):

  1. CV (curriculum vitae), including complete list of all publications, separately a list of publications in non-predatory journals, grant funding, and awards, including month/year of start and completion of degrees and current position (if currently unemployed and looking for work, please indicate this)
  2. Letter (expressing why you are interested and your career goals),
  3. Transcripts (for each degree, notarized, translated into English as necessary)
  4. Course descriptions and duration (for all statistical/epidemiological courses, including #hours),
  5. Publications (3 key English ones, on which you are first or co-author),
  6. References (names, titles, both email and telephone #)
  7. Within your email, please include:
    1. where you saw this posting
    2. year of your PhD (or indicate “no PhD”)
    3. a table showing # of peer-reviewed English publications on which you are (full text only in non-predatory journals; not abstracts) as:
      • First author
      • Senior/last author
      • Co-author (except senior/last)
    4. amount (currency & total) of peer-reviewed funding as:
      • -Principal Investigator
      • -Co-Investigator

to:

Dr. Sarah McDonald
Professor
Canada Research Chair
Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Radiology, and Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, room 3N52B; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1; Email: mcdonals@mcmaster.ca

Applications will continue to be processed until the position is filled. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Bachelor of Health Science Students

Interested Bachelor of Health Science students are encouraged to apply through Workstudy or if not eligible for Workstudy, to volunteer by sending your resume, transcript and cover letter addressed  Dr. S. McDonald, with Subject Line: Volunteer Student Clinical Research Position and mention your program and year in the email, to Ms. Leah MacDonald at lmacdon@mcmaster.ca