Posted on April 3rd, 2018
SEEKING EXPERIENCED AND DYNAMIC CANDIDATES FOR THE POSITION OF RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Description of the research area: Dr. Timothy Wideman is an assistant professor at McGill University and conducts research on pain and pain-related disability. His research program focuses on better understanding and managing chronic musculoskeletal pain. His current projects involve evaluating the psychological and sensory processes that influence physical rehabilitation among people with back and knee pain. Data collection association with these projects is based out of Dr. Wideman’s research laboratory at the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre as well as several clinical sites in the Montreal area.
Description of the position: This full-time position will be focused on recruiting and testing research participants and includes the following responsibilities:
- Recruiting study participants
- Scheduling participants for testing sessions
- Testing participants at the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre as well as several clinical sites in the Montreal area
- Entering participant data into a study database
- Facilitating partnerships with clinical testing sites
- Assistance with administrative tasks.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and skills:
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Excellent inter-personal and communications skills.
- Fluent in both French and English (comprehension, verbal/written expression).
- High level of flexibility and autonomy.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience/credentials:
- Experience working in a human research laboratory.
- Experience working with clinical populations.
- Experience using SPSS and Redcap software.
- Experience conducting physical examinations.
- Access to a personal vehicle to travel to off-site clinical settings.
Remuneration is between $16 and $26/hour and is commensurate with expertise. Applicants are required to have completed a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in a related field. The initial contract will be for a six-month period with the potential for renewal.
This position will be filled as soon as possible and the search will continue until an ideal candidate is found. Please email your curriculum vitae, copy of your unofficial transcript and brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Application for research assistant position” in the subject line.
Only applicants that are being considered for the position will be contacted.
We are currently looking to hire a research staff to contribute to the conduct of a systematic review on the prolonged use of opioid therapy following surgery and trauma. This project is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The assistant would be working under the supervision of Dr. Gabrielle Pagé, professor-researcher at the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine of the Université de Montréal and researcher at the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM).
- Help finalize research protocol
- Actively participate in selection of articles, data extraction, evaluation of risk of bias and result synthesis
- Participate in the writing of project report, manuscript and scientific communications
- Participate in the deployment of the knowledge translation plan
- Graduate training and experience in conducting systematic reviews
- Fluent in written English
- Able to work independently
- Strong work ethics
- Part-time (4 days per week) at the CRCHUM (possibility to work remotely 1-2 days per week)
- 6-month contract starting mid-march
- Salary based on level of experience and salary norms of the CRCHUM
How to apply
Please send a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae electronically to email@example.com before March 13th 2018.
Posted on October 12th, 2017
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