Nurse (Research) (NR5831, PED111, MC14)

Job Category: 
Temporary assignments (MUNACA)

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, provides nursing care, counselling, and assists physician. Organizes and participates in campaigns, educational programs and other activities related to illness prevention and health. Organizes, distributes and verifies the work of others, and participates in their training. Collaborates in research projects. Acts as resource person on health related matters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs preliminary examination and assesses patients’ condition. Records vital signs and other data in patient files.
  • Applies appropriate emergency measures. Orders lab tests, explains test results and provides follow-up.
  • Provides preparatory care prior to surgery or examination. Assists the physician in surgical interventions. Provides preventive care and treatment such as giving injections and vaccinations, taking blood, bandaging, disinfecting, giving basic eye examinations, and removing stitches.
  • Acts as resource person on matters related to nursing care and health and instructs others. Participates in student research projects.
  • Ensures appropriate inventory of equipment and material in area of responsibility. Purchases materials and supplies. Evaluates and recommends purchases.
  • Maintains and updates database and files and processes documents related to activities of the unit. Makes recommendations regarding equipment and work methods to improve efficiency of unit.

The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks, which may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description.

Education and Experience:

Undergraduate Degree (Nursing)

Two (2) years’ related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Proven Experience in clinical research. Ability to manage multidisciplinary clinical research studies, including: coordination of multidisciplinary research teams; taking charge of related administrative procedures (e.g. Health Canada and IRB submissions and budgeting); contacting/managing study participants; conducting clinical research procedures and clinical evaluation (e.g. delivery of consent forms, questionnaires, experimental pain tests, diagnose screening tests, and blood draws) and instruction to research participants according to protocol requirements; and handling biological samples (blood samples, DNA, RNA, plasma, and/or urine). Strong interpersonal/human relations skills; organizational and analytical skills; attention to detail. Ability to operate personal computer and various software packages. Self-directed with strong sense of ethics. Strong written and verbal communication skills in both French and English.

Additional Information:

Under the supervision of Drs. Diatchenko, Martel, and Meloto, the Clinical Research Nurse will be responsible for managing multidisciplinary clinical research studies of the CERC’s Human Pain Genetic Program. This includes coordinating multidisciplinary research teams, taking charge of related administrative procedures (e.g. Health Canada and IRB submissions and budgeting), contacting/managing study participants, conducting clinical research procedures (e.g. delivery of consent forms, questionnaires, experimental pain tests, and blood draws), as well as handling biological samples (blood samples, DNA, RNA, plasma, and/or urine).

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to the Faculty of Dentistry at hr.dentistry [at]

The deadline to apply for this position is December 13th, 2018 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 Dentistry will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

Employment Equity:

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 Dentistry
Salary Range: 
$30.84 - $42.54
One (1) Year, with possibility to be renewed
Reporting to: 
Assistant Professor
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