Job Opportunity - Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • July 30, 2018

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Automotive Policy Research Centre (APRC)

The Automotive Policy Research Centre (APRC) is a network of academic researchers, industry partners, and policy-makers that studies the role of public policy in supporting Canada’s globally competitive automotive industry. We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow with a PhD (at the time of writing) in the social sciences, business, engineering, or any policy-related field. Working under the supervision of APRC Principal Investigator Dr. Charlotte Yates and Dr. Greig Mordue at McMaster University, the ideal candidate will be responsible for leading a project that examines the implementation of new production technologies (e.g. Industry 4.0) in Canada’s automotive industry. This is a topic that industry stakeholders and policy-makers have identified as critical to the competitiveness of Canada’s automotive industry moving forward.

In addition to a PhD, the ideal candidate will have an interest in public policy, manufacturing, and have developed strong qualitative and quantitative research skills in their graduate studies and/or early career work.  They will be expected to develop networks with industry stakeholders and policy-makers during the conception, research design, data collection, and dissemination phases of the research.

The position is for one year beginning September 1, 2018. The salary will be competitive and includes benefits (for more information on benefits and working as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at McMaster see

Please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter outlining research interests and the names of three referees to the email address below. Review of applications will begin immediately. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Dr. Brendan Sweeney