An exceptional environment for graduate studies and postdoctoral training

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research centre. Located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre and is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. Approximately 1,200 graduate students and postdoctoral and clinical fellows conduct research at the RI-MUHC.

Becoming a trainee at the RI-MUHC

A research trainee is a person receiving a stipend or bursary, often from a researcher’s grant, for the purpose of furthering their own research, thesis, academic requirement or other program. Trainees include undergraduates, masters and PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

As a trainee at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), you will participate in research at one of Canada’s top research institutes and benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, technology platforms, and professional and career development programs.

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

Aspiring biomedical scientists and life science professionals can pursue graduate (M.Sc., PhD) or postdoctoral research at the RI-MUHC. Graduate students and fellows at the RI-MUHC benefit from the supervision and mentorship of experienced researchers to guide them through their training.

Undergraduate students

Each year the RI-MUHC welcomes many undergraduate students seeking to participate in original research at the RI-MUHC. Undergraduate or visiting students are encouraged to communicate directly with researchers to inquire about opportunities that may exist in the form of volunteering, completing internships, or carrying out research as part of their undergraduate degree. These opportunities allow undergrads to experience first-hand what it means to study at the RI-MUHC.

Undergraduate student positions may be posted on our Careers page.

How to apply

Quick steps

1. Identify researchers you would like to work with.

2. Contact researchers directly to inquire about pursuing graduate studies in their lab.

3. Find out if you meet the requirements specified in the affiliated department at McGill University. (You will apply to the program where your supervisor has an appointment, and each department has its own admission requirements.)

4. Consult your potential supervisor or the graduate program coordinator of the McGill department for guidance when applying.

RI-MUHC researchers hold appointments in many academic departments at McGill, including:

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Prospective postdoctoral fellows should also contact researchers directly to inquire about pursuing training in their lab. All RI-MUHC research trainees must apply to McGill University to be admitted as a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow.

Some graduate student and postdoctoral positions are posted on our Careers page.

The RI-MUHC does not directly process applications for graduate studies at McGill.

McGill graduate application events

Eager to know more about graduate studies at McGill? Visit the McGill Future Graduate Students website to gain access to their pre-recorded information sessions.

Why study at the RI-MUHC?

What else does the RI-MUHC offer trainees?

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The Desjardins Centre for Advanced Training (DCAT) provides unique career and professional development training through a variety of events and programs.

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