Project Administrator (MT0451, ADM1A, GR03)

Job Category: 
Term positions for management and excludeds

Position Context:

The Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR) is a collaborative research initiative formed in 2000 between McGill University, the Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal and six rehabilitation facilities in the greater Montreal area. Its aim is to enable large-scale biomedical and psychosocial rehabilitation research to improve the function and social integration of persons with physical impairments across their lifespan. The BRILLIANT program of the CRIR seeks to provide evidenced-based research to improve rehabilitation for individuals with Acquired Brain Injury, with the goal of optimizing their mobility. The program will develop and deploy a comprehensive clinical and community based mobility monitoring system to evaluate the factors that result in poor mobility, and develop personalized mobility interventions optimized for specific patient groups. These innovations will be used by front-line clinicians to deliver cost-effective care; the right intervention to the right person at the right time, accounting for long-term functional potential and meaningful participation in the community.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI), the Project Administrator is responsible for the administration and implementation of the BRILLIANT program’s design along with it’s IT infrastructure. The incumbent will serve a vital role across multiple clinical research sites of CRIR within the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS ) du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, le Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de Laval and their affiliated Universities. The goal will be overseeing the implementation of the strategic plan BRILLIANT project which include the implementation of an IT software. In adherence with CFI policies and working closely with the PI and the Project’s Technical team, the Project Administrator will participate in defining the project’s goals, tasks, and plans to ensure the appropriate acquisition, implementation, installation of the IT Software.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development of organizational plans by brainstorming, assembling related research, and making suggestions for the BRILLIANT Projects;
  • Facilitate the planning and implementation of the project infrastructure by:
  • Defining the project scope, goals and deliverables in collaboration with the project’s partners;
  • Defining project tasks and resource requirements; developing project plans for PI approval;
  • Managing project budgets, ensuring expenses are in compliance with the granting agency requirements;
  • Scheduling and overseeing project timelines; tracking deliverables; monitoring and reporting on progress;
  • Liaising with the project’s Technical Team to ensure project delivery times;
  • Liaise with internal resources at McGill and in partner institutions as needed and third parties/vendors in the execution of projects;
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget;
  • Build up a repository of project templates, both technical and management, to support the Research Project Coordinators;
  • Implement project standards across all projects in BRILLIANT;
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts for all processes and templates throughout the BRILLIANT life cycle;
  • Develop and maintaining positive relationships with BRILLIANT partners and infrastructure end users;

Education and experience:


Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

Bachelor’s in related health science field and/or Project Management management related field with a minimum of 2 to 3 years managing research-related collaborative projects preferred. Proven experience in all aspects of project management. Detail oriented with excellent problem solving skills, including the ability to be resourceful and work in an environment where information is difficult to obtain and/or is complex. Must be pro-active and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to responsibilities and to obtaining results. Must exhibit excellent organizational and teamwork skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and adhere to timelines, and the ability to prioritize. Excellent ability to communicate in English and in French, both oral and written, with a strong ability to synthesize and to write for lay audiences. Demonstrated ability to clearly transmit and receive information. Demonstrated ability to work in computerized environment using the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

How to Apply:

Please submit your application online at

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The deadline to apply for this position is April 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the Faculty of Medicine will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at angela.campbell [at] or 514-398-1660.

Faculty of Medicine
School of Physical & Occupational Therarpy
Salary Range: 
$27,780 - $34,740 (midpoint) - $41,700 (pro-rated)
Twelve (12) months (with possibility of extension)
Reporting to: 
Dr. Sara Ahmed
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