CANSSI Ontario STAGE: Call for Applications

April 17, 2020 by Negin Neghabat

CANSSI Ontario STAGE: Call for Applications

CANSSI Ontario STAGE (STAGE) offers training and career development opportunities designed to cross-train individuals at the interface of genetics and population health sciences in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics—two disciplines currently facing a shortage of qualified individuals in Canada and elsewhere. The overall goal is to improve the prevention and management of complex diseases by increasing capacity in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics research.


Application deadline is May 1, 2020


The program welcomes

  • full-time University of Toronto Ph.D. students in the second or a later year of their program, who are enrolled in the Department of Statistical Sciences or in the Division of Biostatistics, or Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), or in relevant biomedical programs. For the latter, students should have a background in human genetics and demonstrated training and strength in quantitative skills.
  • postdoctoral fellows from relevant disciplines.


Sponsors & Partners:
STAGE is funded by the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto, and is housed at The Hospital for Sick Children.


STAGE operates in close partnership with the University of Toronto Department of Statistical Sciences and the Divisions of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the DLSPH, The Hospital for Sick Children, Princess Margaret Hospital, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, McLaughlin Centre, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital.
For more information, see the pamphlet below or visit: