Université Laval, the Research Centre of the Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec (IUCPQ) and the Research Chair in Obesity are offering training opportunities in obesity research to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The training is delivered in a multidisciplinary and creative environment supported by a large network of basic and clinical researchers.
Sponsorship by the CIHR Research Chair in Obesity’ includes a scholarship program for graduate students and postdoctorate fellows as well as two complementary graduate courses in obesity made possible thanks to funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Obesity Training Program.
In consistency with Université Laval’s CIHR training program, the Research Chair provides a comprehensive 6-credit, 90-hour graduate course in obesity. Thanks to a partnership with the Canadian Obesity Network, this course is also offered in English to graduate students from all over Canada in the summer. A 3-hour condensed version is also available for medical externship students.
2 NEW POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE
Value: $40,000/year for 2 years
Application Deadline: March 28, 2013
Location of Tenure: Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Notification of Decision: April 22, 2013
Start Date: Between April 2013 and August 2013
The postdoctoral program is intended to enhance the capacity of the Canadian health research community in terms of highly skilled and qualified researchers in obesity research and to enrich established research teams devoted to the etiology, sequelae and treatment of obesity.
Fellowships provide support for highly qualified candidates to add to their experience in obesity research around one of the following themes and leaders:
A complete application consists of:
A selection committee will review applications and recommend the applicants it considers to have the best qualifications.
The selection committee will evaluate and select applicants for postdoctoral fellowships according to the criteria in the following categories:
For more information, please contact:
Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec (CRIUCPQ)
2725, chemin Sainte-Foy, Room Y4223
Quebec, QC G1V 4G5 Canada
Tel.: 418-656-8711 ext 3392
The training program in obesity is unique in Canada and is funded by the Strategic Initiative in Excellence, Innovation and Advancement in the Study of Obesity and Healthy Body Weight of the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes of Canada.