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Position: Research Assistant for Systematic Reviews

Part-time position — One-year contract with possibility of renewal

Immediate supervisors:

Two researchers from the Axe des maladies chroniques of the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (NIM)’s Research Centre – Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal (Drs. Simon Bacon and Kim Lavoie).

Research areas:

Clinical research in the areas of exercise physiology, physical fitness, behavioural medicine, and psychophysiology in individuals with or at risk for chronic diseases.

Salary: In accordance with experience.

Workplace:

Primary location: CIUSSS-NIM (Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal)


Summary of position:

This part-time position (3 days/week) will be directly attached to 2 specific projects:

  1. An international project looking to develop targets for increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour in elderly populations (i.e., aged 65+); and
  2. A national guideline development and implementation project around cardiac rehabilitation.

Functions:

  • Help the team undertake a series of systematic reviews around the topic areas mentioned above, include running search, finding articles, and defining if articles meet the predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria
  • Collaborate with other pertinent projects within the Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre (www.mbmc-cmcm.ca).

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Epidemiology, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Psychology, Public Health, or related discipline
  • Experience in conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Ability to work independently and take a lead role on projects, under supervision and guidance of a principal investigator
  • Effective communication skills (fluent in written and spoken English)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Epidemiology, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Psychology, Public Health, or related discipline
  • Experience in health behaviour research
  • Experience interfacing with large databases, use of analytic software and statistical methods
  • Demonstrated competence in critical thinking and scientific writing
  • Experience in the development and/or implementation of guidelines
  • Prior experience working with a national or international team
  • Detail-oriented

Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae before July 2, 2018 to:
Guillaume Lacoste, Laboratory Coordinator
Email: systematicreview@mbmc-cmcm.ca