Positions Available

Summer Research Awards

2015 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) and SURA Summer Undergraduate Research Awards:

Please note the deadline to submit applications is February 27, 2015 .


The deadline for student to submit final NSERC USRA dossiers to the Mathematics and Statistics Department is Friday, February 27, 2015.  

  • Application Checklist
  • NSERC USRA form 202.1- Printout of what the student generated online
  • NSERC USRA from 202.2 (supervisor part) - Printoout of what the supervisor generated online . 
  • Transcripts (Students must scan thier official transcripts as PDF's and upload these to the NSERC system.) All university-level transcripsts are required. This also includes seperate transcripts for courses done on exhchage and studies at ohter universities prior to McGill.
  • Students and Supervisors must submit printouts of form 202.1 and 202.2 to the department along with the application checklist.

 All forms and information for students and supervisors are now available on these sites:

Resources for Student and Supervisor

On-line Services Support Request: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/OnlineServices-ServicesEnLigne/SupportRequest-DemandeDeSoutien_eng.asp

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: You must "have been registered in at least one of the two terms immediately before holding the award in a bachelor's degree program at an eligible university".  (The former rule required you to be registered in the term immediately previous, not one of the two terms previous.) This change may be of interest to students who finish their undergraduate coursework in the Fall term, have not started graduate studies as of the following Winter or Summer terms, and wish to hold a USRA in the following Summer term

SURA (Science Undergraduate Research Awards)

Science Undergraduate Research Awards - SURAs - are for both Canadian and international McGill students registered in a science undergraduate program. First offered in Summer 2007, SURAs are made possible by funding from the Dean of Science and participating research supervisors.SURAs are broadly similar to the NSERC USRA; two differences are, on the student side, that international students may apply, and on the supervisor side, that they must hold a research grant from CRC, NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC, FQRNT, or FRSQ (it is not restricted to NSERC grantholders).

The deadline for student to submit final SURA dossiers to the Mathematics and Statistics Department is Friday, February 27, 2015.  

Please contact angela.white@mcgill.ca for more information or visit the following website: http://www.mcgill.ca/science/ours/sura/


Tenure-track position in Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a tenure-track position in Statistics. The Department welcomes applications at the Assistant Professor level, but more senior applicants will also be considered. The Department is specifically encouraging applications in the priority area of high dimensional, large or complex data settings, including high dimensional regression, computational statistics and statistical machine learning, multivariate modelling and spatial statistics.

The Department has research links across McGill University in the Faculty of Medicine and within the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (in Biostatistics, Human Genetics, the Genome Innovation Centre, and the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics) and across the Faculty of Science (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Physics, School of Computer Sciences). Applicants with applied interests in related fields are welcomed.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree at the date of appointment, and must have demonstrated excellence in methodological research in Statistics. They must also have the desire and potential to contribute to the educational programs of the Department at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applications should be made through MathJobs.Org (Position ID: McGill-STAT) and must include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research outline, a teaching statement which includes an account of teaching experience, and at least four references (with one addressing the teaching record). Candidates are also encouraged to provide web links for up to three selected reprints or preprints, or to upload them to MathJobs.Org.

Candidates must ensure that letters of reference are submitted, preferably through mathjobs.org, although in exceptional circumstances they may be mailed to

Chair, Statistics Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McGill University
805, rue Sherbrooke ouest
Montréal QC H3A 0B9 Canada

All applications received on or before 15 December 2014 will be considered: subsequent applications will be considered until the position is filled. For further details or clarifications, please email statistics.search2014@math.mcgill.ca.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are handled by the CRM. Potential applicants should consult the appropriate page on the CRM website, but it would be helpful if they were also in contact with a potential supervisor in the department.



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