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Clinical Exercise Physiologist – Research Assistant

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

Immediate supervisors:

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

Research areas:

Clinical research in the areas of psychology, exercise physiology, physical fitness and behavioural medicine in individuals with chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

Salary: In accordance with experience.


Primary location: CIUSSS-NIM (Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal)
Secondary location: Centre de réadaptation cardio-respiratoire Jean-Jacques-Gauthier (located at the Cartierville YMCA)


Summary of position:

Under the supervision of the immediate supervisors and in collaboration with members of the chronic disease research group, the chosen candidate will be in charge of a functional investigation laboratory and will supervise exercise tests as well as exercise-training sessions.


  • Organise and administer evaluations conducted in the functional investigation laboratory: exercise tests with ECG and gas exchange, walking tests, physical activity level (accelerometer), cardiac (bioimpedance) and pulmonary function (peak flow rates, FEV1, etc.), and body composition analysi
  • Manage laboratory schedules, budget, and maintenance of equipment
  • Supervise exercise tests and exercise-training sessions undertaken by study participants
  • Conduct follow-ups by phone

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of exercise science
  • ≥ 3 years of work experience in exercise testing and clinical research
  • ≥ 1 year of experience working with chronic diseased populations (COPD, CAD, etc.)
  • Fluency in both French and English
  • CPR certification

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in the field of exercise science
  • Exercise Specialist certification from ACSM or Certified Exercise Physiologist accreditation from CSEP would be an asset


Please send your curriculum vitae and motivation letter before July 9, 2017 to:

Guillaume Lacoste, Laboratory Coordinator
Centre de recherche du CIUSSS-NIM (Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal), bureau J-3145
5400 boulevard Gouin ouest, Montréal, QC (Canada), H4J 1C5
Email: apply@mbmc-cmcm.ca