Research professional for the CIMA-Q project

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

Workplace : CRIUGM

Number of positions to fill : 1

Shift : Day

Starting date in the job : As soon as possible.

Salary : According to qualification

Employment status : Temporary part-time

Duration : 1 year (renewable)

DESCRIPTION

Part-time: 7-14 hours per week. The exact number of hours may vary depending on your availability and the needs of the 2 projects.

CIMA-Q PROJECT
The Consortium for the Early Identification of Alzheimer’s Disease – Quebec, CIMA-Q, brings together Quebec physicians and researchers whose main objective is to identify cognitive problems more quickly and to better understand their causes, in order to identify the onset of Alzheimer’s disease as early as possible and thus develop effective therapies.
The core of the CIMA-Q project consists of a cohort followed longitudinally (for several years) of approximately 350 people aged 65 and over, with different diagnoses and distributed over several sites (Montreal, Quebec, Sherbrooke). Data from several domains (clinical, neuropsychiatric, cognitive, neuroimaging) are collected and entered into the CIMA-Q database. These data are made available to researchers who request access.
CIMA-Q also collaborates with the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration and Aging through the COMPASS ND project. Concretely, this collaboration involves the addition of clinical, neuropsychological and cognitive tests to the battery of basic assessment tests of the persons followed in the CIMA-Q project.

The person sought will work in close collaboration with the project coordinator, the research nurses as well as with the persons followed (CIMA-Q Cohort) for the administration of the functional task during the magnetic resonance neuroimaging (MRI) session at the CRIUGM site in Montreal.

The position offered involves:
1- Preparing the files of the persons followed, making appointments with them, reserving slots on the Functional Neuro Imaging Unit (FNIU) online site, completing the FNIU online reservation forms, accompanying the persons to the FNIU and administering the pre-scan practice and the post-scan functional task memory test.
2- Consolidate the practice/encoding and functional task retrieval files into the various computers used as well as the images on the UNF online site.
3- Enter the collected data into the LORIS CIMA-Q database (and LORIS CCNA for COMPASS ND) and upload the functional task files, images and pdf’s of the documents accompanying the scan session.
4- Track upcoming and past MRIs in the shared tracking tables and calendar

*Please note that MRI sessions may be held elsewhere than at the CRIUGM UNF site depending on availability.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSETS
– Bachelor’s degree in psychology/neuroscience or other related field is required
– Good knowledge of the usual software and computer tools (Excel, Word) and comfort with computer tools is required
– Practical experience in neuroimaging is an asset
– Experience in clinical research, specifically with elderly participants, is an asset

DESIRED PROFILE
– Excellent teamwork skills.
– Flexibility, punctuality, autonomy, rigor, concern for work well done
– Comfortable with deadlines
– Comfortable working with seniors

Women and visible minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please submit your application including resume and cover letter to Isabel Arsenault Isabel.Arsenault.ccsmtl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca.

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

REQUIREMENTS

Level of study requested : University bachelor's degree

Written languages : french, english

Spoken languages : french, english

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