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We are always growing and looking for motivated and talented individuals to join our team. Contact us for information on current available positions and internship opportunities.

The CRU is accepting applications for the following position(s):

Clinical Projects Lead (ARSACS)

(Academic Associate)

The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) of the Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital (The Neuro) conducts over 100 clinical trials for adults with neurological disorders. In order to fulfill its mandate of support to the McGill Principal Investigator community, the CRU is looking to hire a Clinical Projects Lead (Academic Associate) to support the start-up and management of a multi-site investigator-initiated clinical trial for patients with Autosomal Recessive Spastic Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS), a rare hereditary neurodegenerative disease that affects the ability to walk.

Funded by a generous philanthropic donation, this trial aims to investigate a potential treatment for patients with ARSACS and provide much-needed clinical data to advance our understanding of this rare disease.

With the support and oversight of the CRU Investigator-Initiated Trial team, the Clinical Project Lead will be responsible for all steps of developing and running this project at The Neuro, including overseeing all sponsor-related aspects (e.g. investigational product supply, outcome measure licensing and equipment, protocol and document creation, study logistics and workflows, setting up processes, etc.), and will work in close collaboration with knowledge experts of the CRU and ataxia and clinical research communities.

The Clinical Projects Lead may be called upon to work on other CRU projects.

Junior Research Coordinator

(Academic Associate)

  • Facilitate, coordinate, enhance and promote McGill’s research and development activities by coordinating and managing clinical trial projects at the Clinical Research Unit at the MNI
  • Perform established clinical trial outcome measures including physical and cognitive assessments in numerous disease indications
  • Ensure continuous support to Investigators/Physicians in the delivery of up‐to‐date activities and information, confirming priorities and time frames of clinical trial subjects. Read and understand clinical trial protocols. In conjunction with medical staff, oversee medication infusions, monitor and record patient symptoms, collect and transcribe laboratory data
  • Interpret information received on patients and select the most appropriate procedures and trials for performing the research and ethics administration activities. Ensure that the activities are performed in accordance with each individual clinical trial protocol and University and sponsor policies and procedures.

Assistant Manager

(Academic Associate)

  • The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) of the Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital (The Neuro) conducts over 100 clinical trials for adults with neurological disorders. In order to fulfill its mandate of support to the McGill Principle Investigators community, the CRU is looking to hire an Academic Associate (Assistant Manager – Clinical Trials) to oversee a group of 30 clinical research coordinators across multiple therapeutic areas.
  • The Assistant Manager oversees clinical trials operations and start up activities of sponsored and investigator-initiated trial with an emphasis on phase I trials and locally developed clinical research projects.
  • The assistant manager works in close collaboration with knowledge experts of the CRU to meet McGill University and industry regulations and standards. This position is part of the unit’s senior management team.

Respiratory Therapist

 The CRU is currently looking for contractual respiratory therapists to conduct respiratory assessments as part of the clinical trials conducted at the Neuro. All candidates are expected to have a valid license at the time of application and selected applicants will need to maintain their license valid for the duration of their contract with the CRU. A minimum of 1 year of experience is required.

The following tests are performed on a routinely basis:

– MIP/MEP
– SNIP
– Slow Vital Capacity
– Forced Vital Capacity

Knowledge of spirometry is key to ensure accurate, repeatable measures since they are used as markers of disease progression in the context of clinical trials.

Testing is remunerated per test (50$ per test) and all training is paid by the hour.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract. This is not a hospital position.

Clinical Projects Lead (NRC)

(Academic Associate)
 The CRU is looking to hire a Clinical Projects Lead to explore methods (outcome measures) to assess hand function in patients with neuromuscular conditions to fulfill an unmet need to capture changes in disease progression with more sensitivity and within the timeframe necessary for clinical trials.
This will involve collaborating with the National Research Council (NRC) to develop novel hand function outcome measures, and supporting the start-up and management of an investigator-initiated observational study. This study will compare novel and standard hand function outcome measures to provide insight into which measures are most sensitive to change over time and most suited for implementation in clinical trials to better evaluate the efficacy of therapeutics in disease areas where hand function is a key component.
With the support and oversight of the CRU Investigator-Initiated Trial team, the Clinical Projects Lead will be responsible for all steps of developing and running this project at The Neuro, including working with NRC researchers to develop and test the administration of novel outcome measures in patients and to plan data collection and analysis.
The Clinical Projects Lead will also oversee all sponsor-related aspects of the observational study (e.g. outcome measure licensing and equipment, protocol and document creation, study logistics and workflows, setting up processes, etc.), and will work in close collaboration with knowledge experts of the CRU and neuromuscular disease and clinical research communities. The Clinical Projects Lead may be called upon to work on other CRU projects as part of their onboarding or as needed