Awards & Job Opportunities
|Position Title:||Research Assistant|
|Hiring Unit:||Concordia University – Physics Department|
|Supervisor:||Dr. Claudine Gauthier|
|Work location:||7141 Sherbrooke St W,
Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1R6
|Hours/Week & Schedule:||35 hours/week;
9:00-5:00- Monday to Friday
|Wage:||Commensurate with experience|
|Planned Start Date & End Date:||ASAP- one year (renewable)|
|Deadline to Apply:||January 20, 2020|
We are looking to hire a research assistant to provide support to the supervisor and students for all ongoing research projects. Tasks include: assist graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in recruitment and carrying out neuroimaging studies, assist with administrative tasks (ethics, ordering, etc.), perform data analysis in conjunction with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Supervise undergraduate students as well as casuals.
- BSc/MSc degree in neuroscience, biomedical science, biomedical engineering, psychology, physiology or related fields.
- 1 year of research experience
- Experience in imaging or image analysis, preferably in brain imaging is an asset
- Coding experience in Matlab and Python is an asset
- Good proficiency in neurosciences (preferably in human brain imaging) is an asset
- Knowledge of neuroimaging software such as FSL, AFNI or SPM.
- Good communications skills in French and English (must be bilingual).
- Social and interpersonal skills.
- Team player and dedication to the work at hand.
- Ability to work autonomously and deliver on set deadlines.
- Willingness to learn new imaging and data analysis techniques.
How to Apply
Please submit your application to: Dr Claudine Gauthier by email:
Concordia University’s PERFORM Centre in Montreal, Quebec, seeks applications for a part-time (21 hours/week) Research Coordinator position to support the research activities of the R. Howard Webster Foundation Scientist in Nutrition, Lifestyle and Bioimaging.
Reporting to both the PERFORM Centre’s Scientific Director and the R. Howard Webster Foundation Scientist in Nutrition, Lifestyle and Bioimaging, the primary role of the Research Coordinator will be to independently oversee all research activities conducted at the PERFORM Centre related to nutrition, lifestyle and bioimaging. He/she also serves a resource person for administrative processes related to the implementation of the research plan.
- Assist with Ethics submissions and manage ethics approvals from current research
- Participate in study / project meetings with other researchers (for ongoing studies)
- Participate in subject recruitment
- Administer questionnaires (data collection)
- Monitor research as needed (managing study websites or emails)
- Engage with study participants in a timely manner Collect, code and assist with analyzing data obtained from research
- Manage research budgets
- Supervise students at both the undergraduate and graduate level
In addition, the Coordinator will assist the Scientist with dissemination of research activities, including preparing and hosting annual workshops or presentations at conferences.
- Graduate degree (MSc or PhD) in nutrition or other relevant/appropriate disciplines and 2-4- years experience working with academic research projects.
- Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of research plans and protocols.
- High level of personal initiative, innovation and flexibility.
- Demonstrated experience in coordinating or managing multiple concurrent projects is highly desirable.
- Good knowledge of spoken and written English and French.
- Good knowledge in statistical software (SPSS, SAS, STATA, …)
- Exceptionally detail oriented, with demonstrated ability to set and meet deadlines and to juggle multiple demands and priorities.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills discipline.
The successful candidate will be based at Concordia University’s PERFORM Centre, a unique 8,000 m2 research facility that houses nine inter-related platforms devoted to prevention research through lifestyle intervention and impact assessment (Athletic Therapy Clinic; Cardio-Pulmonary Suite; Clinical Analysis Suite; Conditioning Floor; Functional Assessment Lab; Imaging Suite; Nutrition Suite; and Sleep Laboratory, Physiological Suite).
The Coordinator position is a part-time (21 hours/week) contract appointment from January 2020 – December 31, 2022.
The annual salary will be commensurate with experience in the range of $60,338.07 - $72,067.29 per annum ($36,202.85 - $43,240.37 for a 21 hour work week).
Applications should be submitted and addressed to Ms Lynn Roy, Assistant Director, Research Development Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 16, 2019 by 5:00 pm EST.
A complete application must include the following: a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information of three (3) references, including their affiliation and information about your working relationship. All enquiries should be addressed to Ms. Roy.
Only complete applications will be considered.
The Media-Health/Game-Clinic laboratory has several opportunities for INDI graduate students or research assistants to work with Dr Najmeh Khalili-Mahani on an interdisciplinary FRQ-AUDACE funded R&D project: "Play the Pain -- A Ludic Informatic Platform for Healing by Creativity".
The Media Health lab is located at the PERFORM Centre and is affiliated with the TAG Centre in the Milieux Institute for Arts, Science and Technology. You will have access to the resources of these centres, and will have the opportunity to network across health-humanities, health-technology, and arts-technology disciplines.
To be considred, previous experience related to any of the following fields is required:
- Software engineering -- Mobile app development, web-based enterprise application, with proficientcy in ASP.NET and Unity.
- Design -- UI/UX design, Games, Graphic design, mobile/Web applications
- Media and communication studies -- Social Networks, Digital Humanities
- Medicine and Neuropsychology -- Chronic illness, Pain, Anxiety disorders
- Marketing -- E-marketing, cross-cultural communications
General requirements include:
- The ability to learn and work independently but within a team
- Enthusiasm for research and knowledge translation across disciplines
- Ability to communicate proficiently and professionally
- Attention to deadlines, details and documentation
Candidates will be hired on Part-time and project-based (maximum 20 hrs/week) contracts (according to TRAC-agreement), will have at least two advisors from different faculties, and will be able to work flexible hours.
Application package must include:
- Statement of Interest
- Examples of previous work (artist portfolio, Github repositories, personal blogs or websites, published articles)
- Short-listed applicants may be asked to provide two references.
Please submit your questions or application package via email to Dr Mahani, at email@example.com.