Working with STREAM


Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Ethics / Clinical Trials

McGill Biomedical Ethics Unit / Studies of Translation, Ethics, and Medicine (STREAM) is inviting applications for postdoctoral research fellows (PDF) with a background in the social sciences (e.g. sociology, history), or decision sciences, or an individual who has excellent qualitative research skills.*

Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge of drug trials and a penchant for interdisciplinary work. The NIH and CIHR funded projects will use qualitative or other research methods to better understand how scientific and ethical review committees make decisions about launching first in human trials of new drugs. This work will be complemented by ethical and conceptual analysis of decision-making surrounding early phase clinical trials.

The PDF will work under the supervision of Jonathan Kimmelman and in collaboration with a team based at University of California-Davis. Candidates must relocate to Montreal, Quebec. The PDF is encouraged to develop their own research within the scope of the project, and to publish both team and independently authored manuscripts.

Review of applications will proceed on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.**

Applications should include a cover letter describing research interests, a CV, a writing sample, and the contact information for 3 references. Applicants who do not have a completed Ph.D. at the time of application must include a letter from their Department Chair specifying the date of their dissertation defense.

Applications should be sent electronically to:

Jonathan Kimmelman, PhD

Biomedical Ethics Unit / Dept. of Equity, Ethics and Policy

McGill University / 2001 McGill College / Montreal, QC H3A 1G1

For details about STREAM, and the team members on this project, visit

* Please note: Candidates’ eligibility to hold a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship expires 5 years after the date on which their PhD was awarded, regardless of when they are hired. Be sure to refer to the following link for further information on eligibility criteria:

** Any offer to non-Canadian citizens/non-permanent residents is contingent on the candidate obtaining a work permit after an offer has been made and a letter of invitation sent, see:


    title = {Working with STREAM},
    journal = {STREAM research},
    author = {Hannah Moyer},
    address = {Montreal, Canada},
    date = 2021,
    month = oct,
    day = 21,
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Hannah Moyer. "Working with STREAM" Web blog post. STREAM research. 21 Oct 2021. Web. 28 Mar 2023. <>


Hannah Moyer. (2021, Oct 21). Working with STREAM [Web log post]. Retrieved from

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