Post-doctoral fellowship- CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montréal, Canada

Principal Investigator: Anick Bérard
Project duration: 2 ans
Start date: September 2018

Research laboratory presentation

The mission of Dr. Anick Bérard's research team is to determine the risks and benefits associated with the use of drugs during the perinatal period. The team brings together members from a variety of disciplines, including pharmacy, medicine, biology, biostatistics, epidemiology and pharmacoeconomics. Located at the Research Center of the University Hospital Sainte-Justine and affiliated with the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Montreal, the laboratory is a member of the Drug and Population Health Research Axis, which is interested in the use of drugs, their determinants, risks and benefits, and the evaluation of interventions to optimize their use.


Research project description

The project will explore the risks associated with medication exposure during pregnancy for mother and infant. This project is available in the laboratory of Dr. Anick Bérard part of the Medications and Pregnancy Research Unit and the Faculty of pharmacy of the University of Montreal.


The following skills will be regularly used:

  • Design and perform studies, analyze data, and develop new protocols
  • Uphold scientific integrity; publish work in high impact journals, present work at both national and local meetings
  • Conduct systematic reviews
  • Write summary reports
  • Conduct data management and analysis
  • Prepare manuscripts
  • Assist in grant proposal writing


Required training and profile

The successful candidate must have:

  • Academic requirements: PhD or equivalent degree in epidemiology or public health
  • Language requirements: English, French an asset
  • SAS programming experience is mandatory
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Team player
  • Scientific rigour

Conditions of internship

Status: Temporary, full-time (35-hour work/week, 1 year, renewable) Pay Scale: PDF (Research Center of the CHU Sainte-Justine standards) Work Shift: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays to Fridays

Work Site: CHU Sainte-Justine (3175, Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, Québec H3T 1C5)


Submit your application

Candidates must apply before 09/2018. Interested candidates must submit the following documentation to Dr Anick Bérard at anick.bé

√ Curriculum vitae

√ Official transcripts

√ Cover letter

√ Name and contact information of three (3) references


Anick Bérard, Phd
Research Center of the CHU Sainte Justine
3175, Côte Sainte-Catherine road, Office B.17.100 Montréal (Québec, Canada) H3T 1C5


How is it like to study or make a fellowship at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center?

Pursue your graduate or postdoctoral studies at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, and be one of the 385 students, fellows and interns who are helping to fast track the development of knowledge in the field of mother, child and adolescent health. Under the supervision of prominent scientists, especially in leukemia, rare pediatric diseases, genetics, perinatology, obesity, neuropsychology and cognition, scoliosis and rehabilitation, you will have the opportunity to work with multidisciplinary scientific teams and collaborators from all over the world.


About the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center

CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center is a leading mother-child research institution affiliated with Université de Montréal. It brings together more than 200 research investigators, including over 90 clinician-scientists, as well as 385 graduate and postgraduate students focused on finding innovative prevention means, faster and less invasive treatments, as well as personalized approaches to medicine. The Center is part of CHU Sainte-Justine, which is the largest mother-child center in Canada and second most important pediatric center in North America. More on


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