Postdoctoral Fellow – ACT Consortium

The Accelerating Clinical Trials Consortium is recruiting a PhD graduate or post-doctoral fellow to work on a project aimed at increasing representativeness in clinical trials.

JOB TITLE: Post-Doctoral fellow on Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) in Clinical Trials ACT Sub-Committee

POSITION SUMMARY: a full-time position for a graduating PhD or Post-Doc fellow  


The Post-Doctoral fellow will collaborate with the ACT Consortium (Accelerating Clinical trials Unit by contributing to the democratization of clinical trials by understanding the current representativeness of demographic groups in trials conducted in Canada. Their main function will be:

  • Identifying the barriers and facilitators faced by communities and participants to be included in trials
  • Identify barriers and facilitators to creating diverse research teams within ACT and externally
  • Identify barriers and facilitators experienced by research teams in recruiting a diverse population into research trials
  • Explore and develop recommendations on creating a diverse and inclusive participant population and reporting participant demographic data in a disaggregated manner
  • Explore and develop recommendations on creating a diverse and inclusive research team
  • For both participants and research teams, develop and test potential metrics to monitor, evaluate and learn from the implementation of IDEA approaches in all the stages of the research project (e.g. enrollment, conduct, analysis, reporting, KT)
  • Fostering research on strategies/tools to show value of IDEA in clinical trials


  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated abilities to lead a team
  • Excellent written skills and verbal communication
  •  Experience in gender-based analysis or Indigenous and intersectional research
  • Experience in implementing and evaluating strtegies for inclusive research
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to perform data analysis independently and to carry out literature searches and reviews
  • Good software skills for data analysis
  • Extensive experience with quantitative data analysis/statistics from a differential or gender-based perspective
  • Detail oriented with strong problem finding, resolution and documentation skills


Status: Full-time
Pay Scale: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Work Shift: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (flexible) Mondays to Fridays
Location: Remote

DEADLINE: November 15th, 2023

Please submit résumé, 3 references and cover letter to Dr. Louise Pilote at: