Project Officer (MT0451, ADM2A, GR04)

Job Category: 
Term positions for management and excludeds

Position Context:

The Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR) is a collaborative research initiative formed in 2000 between McGill University, the Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal and six rehabilitation facilities in the greater Montreal area. Its aim is to enable large-scale biomedical and psychosocial rehabilitation research to improve the function and social integration of persons with physical impairments across their lifespan. The BRILLIANT program of the CRIR seeks to provide evidenced-based research to improve rehabilitation for individuals with Acquired Brain Injury, with the goal of optimizing their mobility. The program will develop and deploy a comprehensive clinical and community based mobility monitoring system to evaluate the factors that result in poor mobility, and develop personalized mobility interventions optimized for specific patient groups. These innovations will be used by front-line clinicians to deliver cost-effective care; the right intervention to the right person at the right time, accounting for long-term functional potential and meaningful participation in the community.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI), the Project Officer is responsible for the development, implementation and operation of the BRILLIANT program’s administrative infrastructure. He/she will serve a vital role across multiple clinical research sites of CRIR within the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS ) du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, le Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de Laval and their affiliated Universities. The goal will be overseeing and managing the implementation of the strategic plan along with the infrastructure of the BRILLIANT project. In adherence with CFI policies and working closely with the PI, the Project Officer will participate in defining the project’s goals, tasks, and plans, oversee the acquisition, implementation, installation of the program’s infrastructure, and ensure the appropriate training, coordination and reporting.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development of strategic and organizational plans by brainstorming, assembling related research, and making suggestions for the BRILLIANT Projects;
  • Lead the planning and implementation of the project infrastructure by:
    • facilitating the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables in collaboration with the project’s partners;
    • defining project tasks and resource requirements; developing project plans for PI approval;
    • managing project budgets, ensuring expenses are in compliance with the granting agency requirements;
    • scheduling and overseeing project timelines; tracking deliverables; monitoring and reporting on progress;
    • Evaluating and assessing project results.
  • Liaise with internal resources at McGill and in partner institutions as needed and third parties/vendors in the execution of projects;
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget;
  • Work with the IT management team in each clinical site and health region to develop the IT Project Standards guide, seek contributions from the PI and BRILLIANT executive committee to ensure that the Standards meet best practice;
  • Organize and conduct workshops with end users of the BRILLIANT technology solutions including students, researchers, clients, clinicians, and decision makers to identify areas of improvement for projects, document recommendations and present them to the management team, as well as implement changes;
  • Build up a repository of project templates, both technical and management, to support the Research Project Coordinators;
  • Implement project standards across all projects in BRILLIANT;
    • Lead continuous improvement efforts for all processes and templates throughout the BRILLIANT life cycle;
  • Develop and maintaining positive relationships with BRILLIANT partners and infrastructure end users;


Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

MSc. in a health, computer science, or management related field with a minimum of 4-5 years managing large projects preferred. Proven experience in all aspects of project management. Detail oriented with excellent problem solving skills, including the ability to be resourceful and work in an environment where information is difficult to obtain and/or is complex. Must be pro-active and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to responsibilities and to obtaining results. Must exhibit excellent organizational and teamwork skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and adhere to timelines, and the ability to prioritize. Demonstrated ability to clearly transmit and receive information. Demonstrated ability to work in computerized environment using the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle and IT Service Management. Excellent ability to communicate in English and in French, both spoken and written, with a strong ability to synthesize and to write for lay audiences.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application online at

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The deadline to apply for this position is February 21, 2019 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 Medicine 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 Medicine
Salary Range: 
(Grade 04) $50,800 - $63,500 (midpoint) - $82,600
Twelve (12) months (With possibility of extension)
Reporting to: 
Dr. Sara Ahmed
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