Pain Research Scholarship – Université McGill et CRIR-CRCL du CCOMTL

Location: École de physiothérapie et d’ergothérapie, Université McGill
Degree/Fellowship : M.Sc. (thesis), Ph.D. or Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Sciences
Supervisor: Timothy Wideman, PT, Ph.D.
Remuneration: between $20,000$ to $35,000$/year for 1 to 3 years, depending on training

Overview of research program:
The overarching goal of Dr. Wideman’s research program is to improve the lives of people living with pain. Dr. Wideman’s lab works toward this goal by focusing on three streams of study. The first stream focuses on developing new tools and strategies to help physiotherapists and other rehabilitation professionals better understand and manage pain-related disability. These include measuring and targeting psychological and sensitizing factors that have been
shown to influence treatment outcomes, but are not commonly addressed in current clinical practice. The second line of research focuses on using qualitative and mixed-methodologies to better characterize and address the subjective experience of pain. The third line of research focuses on using knowledge translation strategies to improve the quality and consistency of pain education for healthcare professionals.

Skills and attributes of ideal candidates:

● Strong motivation to learn, collaborate and improve the lives of people living with pain
● Competitive for external funding (e.g. High GPA and strong research potential)
● Advanced communication, writing and analytic skills
● Strong skillset in statistical analysis and/or qualitative methodology
● Experience working with people in pain
● Fluent in English, and ideally, French

Application details:
Applications are currently being considered and will be accepted until December 16th, 2018.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send the following information to [email protected]:
1) Curriculum Vitae,
2) copy of all university transcripts (unofficial copies will be accepted),
3) one-page statement of interest.
Applicants should be prepared to apply for fall 2019 admission to the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
graduate studies program (please see http://www.mcgill.ca/spot/admissions for details).
Only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted.

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