terça-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2012

The MHERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Equity Research

 The Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium (MHERC) is seeking to 
 appoint up to four post-doctoral fellows doing research related to health 
 equity and the social determinants of health (SDH). Applications on any 
 dimension of this general theme will be considered, but the following 
 areas are of particular interest:
 The epistemological, conceptual, and ethical foundations of health equity 
 and SDH.
 Conceptual and practical problems raised by the measurement of health 
 inequalities and SDH. 
 Experimental (e.g. cognitive psychology, behavioral economics) approaches 
 to decision-making and health policy development.
 Case studies in the analysis of health equity or SDH. 
 The duration of the award is 12 months, renewable for a second year, 
 commencing on September 1, 2012. The value of each award will be 
 CA$40,000. Fellows will be in residence at the Université de Montréal or 
 McGill University in Montreal. 
 Applicants should have at the time of award completed a PhD in a relevant 
 discipline including, but not restricted to, philosophy, cognitive 
 psychology, epidemiology, health economics, and sociology. Applicants may 
 not have received their PhDs more than 5 years before the beginning of the 
 MHERC is a collaboration between the MEDEC Lab (http://www.medeclab.net
 at McGill University, and the Centre de recherche en éthique de l’
 Université de Montréal (CRÉUM), under the direction of Principal 
 Investigators Daniel Weinstock (Université de Montréal) and Nicholas King 
 (McGill University). Funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
 Programmatic Grant on Health and Health Equity, the project is comprised 
 of a multidisciplinary team of researchers conducting research in 
 philosophy, epidemiology, sociology, and cognitive psychology. 
 Successful applicants will be provided with office space in one of the two 
 participating research centers associated with the project, and will be 
 expected to participate in all of MHERC’s activities.
 Applications should be written in English, and include a cover letter 
 describing the candidate’s background, qualifications, and research 
 interests; a complete Curriculum Vitae; a writing sample; and the names of 
 three referees. Applications should be sent to Pierre-Yves Néron at 

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