Job Posting: Casual Research Assistant to Dr. Alayne Adams


Published: 6Nov2019

Position Title: Casual Research Assistant
Hiring Unit: Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of McGill University
Supervisor: Dr. Alayne Mary Adams Work Location: 5858, chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Suite 300, Montréal, QC H3S 1Z1
Hours/Week & Schedule: Flexible hours depending upon work
Hourly Wage: $18.00 per hour
Planned Start Date & End Date: November 25, 2019 – February 29, 2020, with possibility of extension
Date of Posting: October 30, 2019
Deadline to Apply: November 15, 2019


Under the supervision of Dr. Alayne Mary Adams, the Casual Research Assistant (CRA) is responsible for supporting research activities in relation to global urban health and nutrition. The primary duties include:

  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Analyze data
  • Assist with the editing and preparation of manuscripts
  • Prepare presentations and reports
  • Develop research protocols
  • Perform other related duties as required


  • Minimum of Undergraduate Degree in related field of study
  • Minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience


  • Strong knowledge and interest in global urban health and nutrition (asset)
  • Experience in qualitative analysis and writing, literature review, and database search engines
  • Proficiency with EndNote or Zotero (asset)
  • Superior writing and communication skills in English (required) and French (asset)
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpretive skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet time-sensitive deadlines
  • Curiosity and desire to learn and openness to feedback
  • Professionalism and strong commitment to producing high quality work


Please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail to hr-acad.fammed [at] (Ms. Ruotong Wang), Human Ressources Administrator.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.