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Clinical Research Associate

Clinical Research Associate – Term Position

Saskatchewan Movement Disorders Program, Division of Neurology,

Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited for a one year term position to work as a Clinical Research Associate in the Movement Disorders Program, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine (Royal University Hospital) at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada.  The applicant will be expected to work closely with members of the Saskatchewan Movement Disorders Program.  The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Movement Disorder s Clinic Saskatchewan, established in 1968, is the longest continuous running movement disorders program in Canada. Longitudinal clinical observations have been followed by autopsy studies of the brains from those cases for many years. Clinical and brain material, including frozen brain tissue are available for study. Seminal work on Parkinson's disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Dystonia and Essential Tremor has been done using this unique resource (Rajput AH, Rajput A.  Saskatchewan Movement Disorders Program.  Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences 2015 Mar;42(2)  :74-87. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2015.13. PMID: 25804247 Free PMC Art icle).

Duties:The successful candidate will be expected to see patients in the Movement Disorders Clinics, familiarize themselves with the unique set-up of this program and integrate into the ongoing clinical and research activities. The development of novel scientific projects is encouraged.

Qualifications:

  • MD (or equivalent)
  • Successful completion of an accredited Neurology Residency Program and demonstrated significant experience in clinical movement disorders
  • Eligibility for medical licensure in the province of Saskatchewan
  • Excellent command of the English language
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with patient s, families, members of the Movement Disorders Program and our collaborators

Salary:  The salary offered is $70,000 (CDN) for a one year term position.

Benefits: Mandatory benefits covered are Employment Insurance (El) and Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Deductions for El and CPP are made in accordance with the terms of these plans. This is an out of scope position.

Vacation: 5 weeks (25 working days), excluding statutory holidays and weekends. Time off to present scientific work or attend scientific meetings, up to 2 weeks {10 working days), will be allowed.

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Applications Procedure: Consideration of applications will start immediately and continue until an acceptable candidate is identified. A cover letter, CV (including list of publications, teaching experience), statement research interests, and contact information for three referees should be submitted  electronically to:  Dr. Alex Rajput, Professor and Director, Movement  Disorders Program, Division of  Neurology, Department  of  Medicine, Royal University Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N OW8, Canada Email: alex.rajput@usask.ca

Employment Equity Statement: The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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