CANSSI Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships

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CANSSI solicits faculty proposals for its national postdoctoral program.  The over-arching goal of the program is to provide a comprehensive training experience to prepare postdoctoral fellows for success in a variety of careers. The postdoctoral fellowship will include a substantial research project in statistics or inferential data science, a substantial interdisciplinary or applied collaboration/interaction, teaching experience, broadly defined, equivalent to 1-2 courses total over two years, and opportunities for professional development. The two-year fellowship is supported by a competitive salary (see below).

First Stage: Call for Proposals [DUE OCT 22, 2020]

In the first stage of the call, faculty eligible to advise CANSSI National Postdoctoral Fellows submit proposals for research and training projects that consist of

Please see CANSSI PDF Program Description for eligibility and details. (pdf version of this file)

The first-stage proposals do not include any information on specific prospective Fellows (e.g., names).

Adjudication Process

The CANSSI Scientific Advisory Committee will evaluate the proposals, in terms of how well they fulfill the program criteria, and with respect to the scientific innovation and feasibility of the project.  Successful proposals will advance to the second stage. 

Second Stage: Recruitment of Fellows [EXPECTED NOV 16, 2020 – JAN 1, 2021]

In the second stage, CANSSI will post successful proposals and solicit applications from eligible candidates for a Postdoctoral Fellowship. Mentors of successful proposals will be encouraged to contact potential applicants to encourage them to apply.  Applicants will provide a ranked list of 2 or 3 of the posted projects that interest them.  After CANSSI adjudication of candidates, successful candidates and potential faculty mentors will have two weeks to meet and evaluate the fellowship. The offer is fulfilled if both the mentors and the potential fellow accept.

Budget Information

The Postdoctoral Fellow salary will be $70,000 per year plus benefits. Most of the salary and benefits are provided by CANSSI, but the host institutions will contribute salary for teaching and supervisors/co-supervisors/interdisciplinary partners will contribute 1-4 months salary total over two years plus a modest research support budget.

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