Research Associate (Neurdegenerative Disorders Unit, under Dr. Peter McPherson)
The candidate will work independently on basic research projects in the laboratory of Dr. Peter McPherson at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. The work will focus on understanding basic aspects of trafficking in the endosomal system using cell biology, biochemistry, and structural studies. Use lentivirus and genome editing approaches to manipulate proteins in brain tumor initiating cells for subsequent in vivo studies. Work with collaborative teams on the multidisciplinary aspects of the research projects and will further analyze the data, write drafts of manuscripts, and contribute to the writing of grants. Participate in the supervision of full‐time technician(s) and of graduate and summer trainees, if required.
Research Assistant (2 positions, Neurdegenerative Diseases, under Dr. Thomas Durcan)
Primary duties :
- Responsible for conducting independent research on a number of academic and translational studies that require experience handling different types of neuronal cells.
- Perform experiments to generate and characterize neurons from induced pluripotent stem cells to be used for cell‐based assays.
- Write SOPs, reports; and assist in the characterization of neurons generated from each cell‐line.
- Assist other lab members with aspects of projects related to iPSC cell culture, neuronal differentiation and assay development.
Research Assistant (Neurdegenerative Diseases, under Dr. Edward Fon)
Primary duties :
- Responsible for conducting independent research on a target/drug discovery project on Parkinson’s disease
- Perform experiments focused on validating lead molecules and gene targets in neurons differentiated from iPSC and in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease.
- Responsible for writing SOPs, reports, and participating in the writing of research applications.
Academic Associate (Junior Research Coordinator, in the Clinical Research Unit)
The candidate will :
- 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 timeframes 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 sponsors policies and procedures.
Research Assistant (Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, under Dr. Gabriel Leonard)
The candidate will assist in measuring simple and complex gross motor coordination in patient populations through conducting neuropsychological evaluations, compiling and analysing collected data and publishing research results. The incumbent will be assigned a specific project aimed at exploring gross motor abilities at 6 levels of difficulties in various patient groups using the Leonard Tapping Task.
Academic Associate (Data Governance and Ethics Officer/Associate)
The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) aims to bring together leading scientists in basic and clinical neuroscience to form an interactive network of collaborations in brain research, interdisciplinary student training, international partnerships, clinical translation and open publishing. The CONP will provide a unified interface to the research community to share large‐scale databases and facilitate advanced analytic strategies, and will establish a data governance and ethics
framework to harmonize data protection/patient privacy procedures across all collaborating sites. Reporting to the executive director of the CONP, the data governance and ethics associate will plan and oversee the development and implementation of data governance activities, procedures and frameworks for CONP and related open neuroscience projects and in coordination with all relevant boards be responsible for all legal and ethical issues related to the projects. Support the activities of the data governance and ethics committee for CONP and liaise with other similar committees at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) as well as with similar committees in other institutions across Canada (e.g. OBI), develop policy guidelines for data sharing, develop training in these areas, design, conduct and publish ethics and policy research and contribute to grant writing.
Academic Associate (Executive Director, Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP))
Working closely with the lead Principal Investigator of the CONP, an 11 million Brain Canada Foundation grant, the successful candidate will oversee all logistical aspects of CONP activities, e.g.: generate policy/procedure documents, manage staff hired on CONP, establish and support CONP committees and working groups, manage operating budget, prepare progress reports for Brain Canada, liaise with CONP site administrators and international partners, coordinate the creation and implementation of an inter‐disciplinary training program, write grant/funding applications as well as submissions of scientific articles/work to peer‐review journals and other forms of media for knowledge dissemination, all in coordination with the open science framework of the MNI.