Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN) National Manager


Workplace : CRIUGM

Number of positions to fill : 1

Shift : Day

Starting date in the job : as soon as possible

Salary : 40 and 45$ per hour, depending on experience

Employment status : Temporary full-time (35h) non-unionized

Duration : 1 year (renewable)


Presentation of the employer
The CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (CCSMTL), has several research centers, including the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM). The CRIUGM is one of the most important francophone research centers on aging, bringing together close to 500 people (250 students, 100 researchers, 100 research staff and 25 postdoctoral fellows). This vast community works to advance research in the field of aging with the goal of aging well and maintaining quality of life.

Position Description
The Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN) is seeking a National Manager at the Research Centre of the Geriatric University Institute of Montreal (CRIUGM). This is a full-time, fixed-term position of one year with the possibility of extension. The position is on-site with the possibility of working remotely and starts as soon as possible. Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.

This position reports to the C-OPN Director, Dr. Oury Monchi. The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of C-OPN, which includes a large registry of people with Parkinson’s disease, a research database and a biobank across ten sites in Canada.

The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, including:
• C-OPN site coordinators and clinical investigators
• C-OPN scientific and executive committees composed of Parkinson’s disease researchers from across Canada
• Project funders: Brain Canada and Parkinson Canada
The work requires flexibility to manage concurrent interests with outcomes that are satisfactory to all parties involved. This position has a very significant impact on the success of the project.

Primary Responsibilities
• Oversee the day-to-day operations of the C-OPN, including ten sites across Canada
• Provide ongoing support for all research activities in accordance with C-OPN standard operating procedures
• Manage and maintain access to the C-OPN digital platforms (REDCap and LORIS) in accordance with confidentiality and ethical guidelines
• Organize and lead meetings with key stakeholders, including a monthly coordinators’ meeting, a bi-monthly clinical investigators’ meeting, and quarterly scientific and funder meetings
• Manage C-OPN financial accounts and contracts
• Collaborate and supervise C-OPN developers to maintain and optimize the digital platform
• Write scientific and financial reports to funders
• Ensure ongoing compliance with research ethics board regulations and required documents, such as amendments
• Develop knowledge transfer activities, including writing articles, attending conferences, moderating social media and maintaining the C-OPN website
• Participation in grant applications

Required Qualifications
• Master’s or doctoral degree in neuroscience, psychology, or medical field, including nursing
• Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in health research
• Professional fluency in French and English is required
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
• Excellent interpersonal skills, and collaborative personality, to interact with researchers, technicians, clinicians, nurses, participants, including patients
• Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), the Internet, and statistical software such as SPSS
• Experience submitting projects to ethics committees
• Experience with database systems such as REDCap or LORIS is an asset Special skills
• Previous experience as a clinical research associate, laboratory manager or research coordinator
• Experience with multi-center initiatives

Status and Benefits
• Full time, 35 hours per week, day shift, Monday to Friday
• Flexible hours and teleworking possible (2 days/week)
• Start date: as soon as possible
• Salary and benefits according to CRIUGM guidelines for non-unionized CCSMTL employees
• Salary range between 40 and 45$ per hour, depending on experience
• 20 days of vacation per year after one year
• 13 public vacations
• 9.6 non-redeemable for cash sick days
• Pension plan (RREGOP) from the first day of employment

Send an email including a CV and a cover letter mentioning your interests to and


Level of study requested : Master's degree

Years of experience required : 3

Written languages : french, english

Spoken languages : french, english

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