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Research Assistant to the R. Howard Webster Foundation Scientist in Nutrition, Lifestyle and Bioimaging

Concordia University’s PERFORM Centre in Montreal, Quebec, seeks applications for a part-time (21 hours/week) Research Assistant 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, the primary role of the Research Assistant 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. This will include:

  • Assist with managing ethics approvals from current research
  • Participate in study / project meetings with other researchers (for ongoing studies)
  • Participate in subject recruitment
  • 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)

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in nutrition or other relevant/appropriate disciplines and 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.
  • Basic 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 Research Assistant position is a part-time (21 hours/week) contract appointment from May 2, 2022 to August 19, 2022. The annual salary will be commensurate with experience in the range of $22.91 - $31.81 per hour.

Application Procedure

Applications should be submitted and addressed to Dr. Tamara Cohen, R. Howard Webster Scientist in Nutrition and Lifestyle ( no later than April 15th 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 Dr. Cohen.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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