In addition to the CANSSI Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, we have connections with institutions that provide further opportunities for postdoctoral fellows. Explore the opportunities below or click the button for a list of faculty and staff employment opportunities.
Post-Doctoral Associate in Biostatistics | Institute for Work & Health
The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) in Toronto, Ontario, is seeking candidates for a full-time, two-year position as a Post-Doctoral Associate in biostatistics to work on a research project titled “Correcting for Participation Bias in Convenience Samples Using Multiple Reference Samples.”
The post-doctoral associate will work under the supervision of the principal investigator, Dr. Victoria Landsman. This position will contribute to the methodological work on population inference from biased sampling. While there is flexibility in the specific areas of focus, they could include: (1) analyzing the impact of nonresponse in reference surveys on the performance of the new methods; (2) expanding the new methods to integrate administrative and census data as reference samples; (3) expanding the new methods or proposing alternative approaches to integrate three or more reference surveys for correcting the participation bias (e.g., statistical matching); (4) exploring variable selection techniques; and (5) developing pseudo-weights when data is collected at multiple time points on the same individuals.
Application deadline: Open until position is filled
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Integrative Genomics and Transcriptomics of Sleep and Dementia | University of Toronto
The Sunnybrook Research Institute in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto has a one-year, full-time position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Integrative Genomics and Transcriptomics of Sleep and Dementia in its Sleep and Brain Health Laboratory.
The fellow will play a key role in two NIH and CIHR-funded projects. The fellow be responsible for analyzing existing (n=1080) and currently-being-generated (n=500) human brain bulk RNA-seq and single nucleus RNA-seq (n=400) data from older adults, and relating this to measures of circadian rhythmicity and sleep derived from ambulatory sensor data, to identify genetic and cellular correlates of sleep and circadian rhythm disruption, and their relationship to dementia. The fellow will also analyze existing genomic data from >1000 older adults, and newly generated genomic data from >3000 middle-aged Ontarians with brain imaging and ambulatory sensor-based measures of sleep physiology, and use Mendelian randomization approaches to combine this with existing GWAS and eQTL data to infer causal links between sleep and circadian rhythm disruption and dementia-associated brain changes. There will be opportunities for multiple publications at the interface of sleep, circadian rhythms, genomics/transcriptomics, and dementia.
The fellow will work directly with PI Dr. Andrew Lim; internal and external collaborators in human genomics, drosophila sleep and genomics, and neuroimaging; and graduate students and others in the lab to achieve these goals. The fellow will be interested in developing research questions and optimizing analysis streams tailored to the study aims. New approaches and ideas are encouraged, as are independent projects that dovetail with current studies.
Applicants with expertise in genomics, bioinformatics, informatics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or computational biology are particularly welcome. Training in clinical research, in sleep and circadian biology, in the analysis of human ambulatory sensor data, and in the analysis of human genomic and transcriptomic data will be provided.
Application deadline: Applications now open
Post Doctorate Fellowship in Blood Transfusion Data Science | McMaster University | Review of applications begins in April 2023
The Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Transfusion Research (MCTR) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, is offering a one-year Post Doctorate Fellowship in Blood Transfusion Data Science.
The Post-Doctorate Fellow will be responsible for the following:
- Developing and executing Data Science research in Transfusion Medicine and Hematology under the academic supervision of Dr. Donald Arnold
- Exploring existing and new health databases in Transfusion Medicine that will enable future, innovative research
- Interacting with a multidisciplinary team including research scientists at McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences and national and international academic collaborators
- Leading meetings with collaborators, stakeholders and participants to communicate study results
- Knowledge translation activities, including presentation of findings at relevant conferences and meetings and writing and publication of scientific manuscripts
- Ensuring appropriate handling of data within the context of ethics approvals
- Assisting with mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate students working on related projects
- Actively seeking grant opportunities (e.g., from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
Application deadline: Review of applications begins in April 2023
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecological Statistics and Movement Ecology | Western University | Apply by May 5, 2023
Western University in London, Ontario, is seeking to sponsor an outstanding candidate for the Western Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to develop models of animal movement based on automated radiotelemetry data. The project will involve the development of Bayesian hierarchical models of landscape scale movements of migratory songbirds, with a focus on southern Ontario, Canada. The successful candidate will be joint supervised by Dr. Simon Bonner (Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences) and Dr. Yolanda Morbey (Department of Biology), but there will be significant scope for the candidate to propose their own research questions given the available data.
The amount of the award is $60,000 per year for two years with an additional $5,000 as a research allowance.
Candidates should have a PhD in ecological statistics, a demonstrated interest and background in animal tracking, fish or wildlife conservation and management, and/or evolutionary ecology, and, preferably, experience working with the Motus Wildlife Tracking System (https://motus.org/).
If you are interested, please send us an initial letter of interest and CV (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org). The selected candidate will then be asked to complete an application with the following elements by May 5, 2023:
- Research Project Proposal (4 pages max.)
- Bibliography/References (2 pages max.)
- Host Supervisor Statement (3 pages max.)
- CV for the Postdoctoral scholar (5 pages max.)
- Most significant contributions (1 page max.)
- Proof of PhD (original document plus translation as required
- Letters of support from two (2) referees
Postdoctoral Associate in Financial Analytics | Western University | Review of applications begins May 29, 2023
The Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences at the University of Western Ontario invites applicants to apply for a position as a Postdoctoral Associate in Financial Analytics. The successful applicant will develop and apply analytical and data science tools to study how fundamental risk mitigation tools from quantitative finance (for instance, the theory of real options) can be employed to mitigate wildfire risk.
Application deadline: Review of applications begins May 29, 2023
Postdoctoral Associate in Statistical Data Science | Western University | Review of applications begins May 29, 2023
The Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences at the University of Western Ontario invites applicants to apply for a position as a Postdoctoral Associate in Statistical Data Science. The successful applicant will develop and apply statistical/biostatistical tools for the modelling of complex spatio-temporal data for environmental and other processes with an emphasis on collaborative research on wildland fire science and management.
This is a one-year (12-month) position with the possibility of renewal. The start date is flexible. The salary will be $70,000 per year plus benefits.
Application deadline: Review of applications begins May 29, 2023
CANSTAT Clinical Trial Biostatistics Fellowship Program | Canadian Network for Statistical Training in Trials | Apply by April 15, 2023
The Canadian Network for Statistical Training in Trials (CANSTAT) invites applications from individuals with MSc or PhD degrees in statistics, biostatistics or a relevant health sciences discipline (e.g., public health or epidemiology) with a strong statistical or quantitative background. Applicants must have completed their graduate degree prior to the start of the Program (September 2023) and must be eligible to work in Canada. The CANSTAT program is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in its admissions processes. Ten successful candidates will be accepted into the program each year.
Apply by April 15, 2023.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bayesian Statistics | McGill, McMaster University, HEC Montréal | Now open
A postdoctoral fellowship is available in Bayesian statistics with application in transportation and traffic safety as part of the Collaborative Research Teams program “Statistical tools for spatio-temporal sensor-based traffic data” financed by the Canadian Statistical Science Institute (CANSSI).
The successful candidate will work with Drs. Alexandra Schmidt (McGill University, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health), Pratheepa Jeganathan (McMaster University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics) and Aurélie Labbe (HEC Montréal, Department of Decision Science).
Qualified applicants should have: a completed or nearly completed PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics or related fields, excellent oral and written communication skills, and exceptional computing skills using R statistical software or Python. Knowledge and expertise in Bayesian statistics is required and knowledge in spatial statistics is a strong asset.
The salary is based on the applicant’s qualifications and will be competitive. To apply, please submit the following documents to Dr. Aurélie Labbe (email@example.com):
- Letter of interest,
- Curriculum vitae,
- Graduate courses taken, and grades obtained
- Sample publications
- Names and contact information of three references
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants are thanked in advance; only those selected for further consideration will receive information about the interview process.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Statistical Modelling and Computation for Bayesian Adaptive Trials | McGill University | Consideration of applications begins December 1, 2022
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Statistical Modelling and Computational Methods for Design and Analysis of Bayesian Adaptive Trials in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University in Montreal. The successful applicant will develop statistical models and computational techniques to be applied in a real clinical trial design setting.
This is a one-year (12-month) position with the possibility of renewal. The position is available immediately with a preferred start date of May 1, 2023. The salary will be 70,000 CAD per year plus benefits. Additional funding is also available to support research-related travel, including collaborative meetings and the dissemination of research results at meetings, conferences or workshops.
CRM StatLab–CANSSI Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023–2024 | Apply by January 31, 2023
A CRM StatLab–CANSSI Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023–2024 in statistics is available to candidates working under the supervision of at least one member of the CRM StatLab (list) in Montreal. Applications are due by January 31, 2023, for a single position beginning April 1, 2023. CRM StatLab, CANSSI, and the supervisor(s) will ensure a minimum salary of $53,000.
Candidates graduating from institutions outside of Quebec are especially encouraged to apply.
Mitacs Open Projects Internship Opportunities: Building Critical Thinking and Data Analytics Capabilities at Rural and Urban Schools | Preferred start date January 2, 2023
Mitacs has multiple opportunities for academic supervisors and interns.
Location: Ontario, Canada, or remote work, Canada
Deadline: Preferred start date is January 2, 2023
Mitacs Open Projects Opportunities | Ongoing
Mitacs offers various internship opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.