Quebec health research fund (Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé, or FRQS) Research Scientist positions

Research Scientist positions are intended for specialist physicians signing onto the Memorandum of agreement concerning the establishment of special pay terms and conditions for research scientists (Protocole d’accord concernant la mise en place de modalités de rémunération particulière pour les chercheurs-boursiers). Special rules apply to medical residents wishing to pursue careers as researchers.

There are three possible streams or pathways to access this training. For further details, talk with your Associate Dean’s office or consult the FRQS site.

Any doctor wishing to perform a fellowship in order to obtain such a position must hold ahead of time a compliance notice in the establishment where he wishes to practise. Although he will ultimately not be counted in the PEM of the university establishment (CIUSSS or University Health Centre), the MSSS wishes to ensure that doctors apply for positions in hospital settings.

Note also that if a physician eventually decides to withdraw from the Memorandum of agreement, he may take an available position in his specialty. If the PEM is full, he will be considered surplus to the PEM until the next departure of a physician in his department.