Job Opening: Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Published: Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Center for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology (CREGÉS) is offering a $45,000 Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Read more here!

March 1st 2016 – February 28th 2017
Application deadline: January 15, 2016 at 4 PM

The CREGÉS is a research infrastructure within the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal (Health West-Central Montreal) that facilitates expertise exchange between research and the health and social services practice sector. Our mandate is to stimulate, develop, and promote research in social gerontology; and support the development of the Leadings Practices of the Health West-Central Montreal. In order to do so, the CREGÉS counts on the participation and the support of researchers and qualified professionals from various fields such as the Health and Social Services Networks, universities, and the community.

The CREGÉS is a stimulating work environment that allows for close collaboration between research-practitioners, in-house researchers, a librarian, and knowledge transfer experts. These people actively contribute to research projects by bringing their own personal perspective and undeniable enthusiasm, while playing a key role in training students in social gerontology.

In this context, the CREGÉS is offering a postdoctoral fellowship with the objectives of supporting a research project related to the CREGÉS’ research program (link to the website), and to collaborate with the Leading Practices.

A Leading Practice is a specific, well-defined area of expertise offering innovation or improvement with respect to current practices. It is associated with research and evaluation as well as the transfer and mobilization of knowledge within the institution and among partners. We have five areas of expertise:

  • Prevention of older adults mistreatment
  • Caregiver support
  • Prevention-Promotion, Health and Aging
  • Community palliative care for older adults
  • Mental Health and Aging


Admission criteria:

  1. To do the post-doctoral internship under the supervision of CREGÉS’ scientific director, Dr. Patrik Marier or in co-supervision with Dr. Patrik Marier and another CREGÉS researcher
  2. To have a Ph.D. in the field of social sciences
  3. To have completed your graduated studies in the past three years. Applicants who have defended their doctoral thesis between the last three to five years could also be taken under consideration exceptionally
  4. To dedicate 50% of your time to collaborations with the Leading Practices and the other 50% to carrying out your research project
  5. Must be bilingual (functional English and French)


Documents to present:

  1. A cover letter describing your academic journey, your future career perspectives, and how your research interests are linked to CREGÉS’ research program
  2. A summary of your research project (two pages maximum: research question, hypothesis, and research objectives; method and analysis; feasibility; contribution to the advancement of knowledge; short references list)
  3. A résumé (curriculum vitae) including: education and diplomas, grants, awards and distinctions, publications, communications, and research experience
  4. Your graduate level university transcripts
  5. Two support letters, including one from your Ph.D. research director.


Selection criteria:
The fellowship will be granted based on the presented application file.
The selection criteria are the following:

  • Excellence of the academic record
  • Project’s pertinence to CREGÉS’ scientific program;
  • Potential capacity to collaborate with the five Leading Practice

Please send your application to:
Maya Cerda, Research Coordinator
Center for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology (CREGÉS)
Tel. 514-484-7878, extension 1563