New Principal Investigator position in addiction / mental health – CRCHUM in Montreal

Job description

The Research Center of the Center hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM) and the Department of Psychiatry and Addictology of the Université de Montréal (UdeM) are seeking to recruit a principal investigator in brain imaging and / or artificial intelligence with an interest in clinical research in addiction and related mental health issues.

The new principal investigator will join a rich research environment with cutting-edge technologies and a highly stimulating learning institution. Competitive recruitment conditions will be offered according to the experience of the candidate. The position could start as early as fall 2020.


  • Establish and implement an innovative and productive research program in the field of brain imaging and/or artificial intelligence applied to addiction and psychiatric comorbidities, consistent with ongoing research activities at the CRCHUM;
  • Supervise graduate students,
  • Teach in programs of the Université de Montréal,
  • Contribute to the academic life of the CRCHUM and the University department,
  • Participate in the knowledge translation mandates of the CRCHUM and the Faculty of Medicine, in particular by disseminating research results.


  • The candidates must have a doctorate in clinical research, epidemiology / biostatistics, neuroscience or a related field, and have completed relevant postdoctoral training. Early or mid-career candidates are sought.
  • The candidates should have a competitive track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, and have demonstrated their potential to obtain research grants from recognized funding agencies.
  • Applicants must demonstrate relevant imaging expertise (PET, MRI or others) applicable to interventional and translational research in the fields of addiction and mental health. Skills in deep learning or artificial intelligence will be considered assets.
  • Applicants should have a solid academic record, excellent skills in interdisciplinary collaboration and good teaching skills are prerequisites for this position.
  • Applicants will ultimately have to be able to function in French and English.

Those received by March 31, 2020 will be given priority consideration. A complete application will consist of a cover letter, a complete CV, a detailed research plan (3 pages limit) as well as three letters of support to be submitted separately by the referees by email, preferably in electronic format.

Contact information

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Posting end date: 2020/03/31