Whether you are a student or a professional, the IDIGH Program is always on the lookout for new talent who will help it shine within the scientific community in Quebec and internationally. We offer an extremely diverse, inclusive and competitive training and work environment that will welcome you and allow you to grow professionally in the field of infectious diseases, immunity and global health.

We are located at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) which is the largest research centre in Quebec in the field of biomedical sciences and health care with its 8 research programs that cover all the stages of life. One of our greatest strengths is our association with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of McGill University, which was the first to be founded in Canada in 1829. This association allows our trainees to benefit from one of the best training in Canada and have access to a vast network of 35 research centres and institutes and 20 medical departments. 

Interested in joining our program? Please follow the instructions depending on your interest:

  1. Master's, doctoral and postdoctoral student
  2. Employee
  3. Intern (within a study program)

Master's, doctoral and postdoctoral student

1. Select a research supervisor 

The first step is to select a research supervisor several months before your desired start date. The list of our research directors is available on our website on this page. Researchers at the Centre for Translational Biology (CTB) and the McGill campus include biological and chemical laboratory space to manipulate samples. Researchers associated with the Centre for Health Evaluative Research (CORE) and Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM) carry out clinical, evaluative or epidemiological research. Note that all training programs are those of McGill University and registration is mandatory and that most of the available graduate work opportunities are not displayed.

2. Learn about admission requirements at McGill 

Once you have selected the research supervisor, you must then verify the admission requirements within their department at McGill University. If you are a student outside of Canada, you will also need to verify if you are eligible to study in Canada and estimate the time required to complete all the steps before your arrival. To help you in your process, you can consult the McGill International Student Services.

3. Verify if you are eligible for certain scholarships 

It will be much easier to choose your home lab if you are eligible for a scholarship. In Quebec, the FRQS and the CIHR offer scholarships for graduate students. There are various organizations, foundations and departments that offer scholarships depending on the field of study. If you are not from Quebec, your province or country may also offer scholarships for study abroad. It's up to you to check!

4. Contact the research supervisor 

Now that you have all the information in hand, you need to contact the research supervisor directly. The administration of the IDIGH Program is not responsible for communication between research supervisors and student applicants. In your request, please include the following:

  1. A cover letter
  2. Your academic CV, including your publications and skills

Make sure to be specific in your application to improve your chances of studying in the lab of your choice.

5. Enroll in the study program at McGill 

Once you have confirmed your supervisor, he/she will guide you on how to register at McGill University within his/her department.


Employee

Contrary to the search for a student internship, the available employee positions are always posted on the RI-MUHC website, in the “Careers” section. The administration of the IDIGH Program does not manage the hiring of personnel, it is imperative to follow the instructions available within the job posting.


Intern (within a study program)

1. Select a research supervisor 

The first step is to select a research supervisor several months before your desired start date. For example, for a summer internship, you can begin your process as early as January as the available positions are filled quickly. The list of our research supervisors is available on our website on this page. Researchers at the Centre for Translational Biology (CTB) and the McGill campus include biological and chemical laboratory space to manipulate samples. Researchers associated with the Centre for Health Evaluative Research (CORE) and Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM) carry out clinical, evaluative or epidemiological research.

2. Contact the research supervisor 

Now that you have all the information you need to apply, you will be required to contact the research supervisor directly. The administration of the IDIGH Program is not responsible for communication between research supervisors and student applicants. In your request, please include the following:

  1. A cover letter
  2. Your academic CV, including your publications and skills

Make sure to be specific in your application to improve your chances of studying in the lab of your choice.

 

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