Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Health ResearchBone and Joint Institute

Post Doc Fellows and Clinician Scientists-in-training

Postdoctoral and Clinician Scientists in Training Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research

The Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Health Research (CMHR) aims to enhance postdoctoral training across the entire research continuum, from basic to translational to clinical in a highly collaborative research environment. Our goal is to equip new researchers with the competencies necessary for accelerated career development.

The CMHR program offers a variety of opportunities aimed at increasing the success of high-quality clinical and translational researchers across a broad career continuum including academia, clinical practice, and industry.

The CMHR Postdoctoral program is tailored to the individual's training needs, but includes the opportunity to pursue a variety of educational offerings such as:

 

APPLICATIONS FOR the CMHR PDF Program are now being accepted!

  

Deadline

Application deadline for the CMHR Program and  Transdisciplinary Training Awards in the Collaborative Training Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research (CMHR) is August 9 2021.

How to Apply

Step 1: Review the CMHR Terms of Reference.

Step 2: Sign on to the CMHR Intake September 2021 OWL Portal 

Step 3: Complete the CMHR Online Application 

Step 4: Upload the additional required documentation (shown below) through the “DropBox” tab on the CMHR Intake September 2021 OWL Portal .

Additional documentation required to submit this application include:

  1. Candidate Curriculum Vitae 
  2. Official transcript – undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) training NOTE: Official transcripts for institutions other than Western must be sent in hardcopy by standard mail
  3. License – in the case of health professionals, a copy of the candidates’ Canadian license is required (only required for Postdoctoral candidates) 

If you are interested in applying for the Transdisciplinary Training Award, you will have an opportunity to indicate this on the CMHR Online Application 

Please submit all additional documents (listed above) to theCMHR Intake September 2021 OWL Portal .  If you do not have OWL access, please email cmhruwo@uwo.ca.

Program Requirements

CMHR postdoctoral fellows must be registered, or in the process of registration, with the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Western. Clinician Scientists in training must be registered, or in the process of registration, with an appropriately accredited training program. 

CMHR Postdoctoral fellows and Clinician Scientists in training must register as members of Western’s Bone and Joint Institute.

Postdoctoral and Clinician Scientists in Training programs are tailored to the individual's training needs, but include formalized cross-disciplinary mentoring team to enhance career development. CMHR Postdoctoral and Clinician Scientists in Training are expected to:

  • Participate in at least 75% of the monthly Bone & Joint Seminar Series and theme-specific workshops.
  • Attend and participate in the yearly Bone & Joint Retreat or Canadian Bone and Joint Conference.
  • Participate in outreach and education events
  • Participate in Health Leadership Training through the Ivey School of Business
  • Contribute to undergraduate / graduate teaching and/or curriculum development (including the MSK9000/9100 courses, undergraduate student summer program, or Bone and Joint Workshops)
  • Submit reporting, as requested by program administration.  
  • Affiliation with CMHR should be acknowledged on publications and research outputs as follows: "Department/School of XXX, Faculty of XXX, Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Health Research, and Bone and Joint Institute, The University of Western Ontario"
  • Funding should be acknowledged as follows: "XXX was/is supported in part by a Transdisciplinary Bone & Joint Training Award from the Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Health Research at The University of Western Ontario."