The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Estrie – Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS), affiliated with the Université de Sherbrooke, is currently seeking to fill the position of Scientific Director of the Research Centre on Aging (CDRV).
Research Centre on Aging
Unique for its intersectorality and its work in the community, the CDRV is one of 17 thematic research centres getting financial support from le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) and a research institute affiliated with the Université de Sherbrooke. It is a major player in the development of knowledge at the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS and the Quebec Health and Social Services network. Its operating grant has just been renewed until 2024, following the evaluation of the CDRV’s Strategic Development Plan described as exceptional by the FRQS.
The mission of the Research Centre on Aging is to produce and integrate knowledge on the processes supporting healthy aging, and facilitate the adaptation of the society to this complex challenge. The CDRC provides researchers, students, professionals and human resources with an environment much sought-after for the high quality of its research on aging that is oriented towards the community and carried out in a holistic, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral perspective. Founded 30 years ago, it brings together more than 70 researchers in aging, from all faculties within the Université de Sherbrooke, supplemented by close to 170 students and around a hundred research professionals. Research activities aim to keep the elderly active and healthy, and fall into two interdisciplinary and interconnected axes: Geroscience and Autonomisation.
The CDRV provides and makes available different platforms to its members, such as:
Its positioning within the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS in the achievement of its mission is strategic, since it provides the Research Center with an access to a diversity of clienteles and settings both in urban areas and rural settings, and covers health care from the first-, second-, third-, and fourth line services. In addition to the CDRV, the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS is also home to the Centre de recherche du CHUS (CRCHUS) and the Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux (IUPLSSS). This proximity is unique in Québec and encourages inter-center cooperation promoted by the FRQS. The CDRV is also particularly well positioned at the Université de Sherbrooke, given that the University chose to focus on the aging of the population as one of its six unifying themes in research during its recent strategic planning (2018-2022). The CDRV thus plays a central role in promoting scientific life in this unifying theme.
Lastly, it should be noted that the CDRV is located in the picturesque Eastern Townships, one of the most beautiful parts of Québec, providing exceptional quality of life to those who chose to live there.
For more information, please visit the following Web sites:
Web site of the Research Centre on Aging (CDRV): http://cdrv.csss-iugs.ca/
Web site on the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS: https://www.santeestrie.qc.ca/accueil/
Web site of the Université de Sherbrooke: https://www.usherbrooke.ca/
Responsible for the CDRV and in direct link with the Management of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS and the Université de Sherbrooke, the Scientific Director oversees the implementation, the monitoring and the adaptation of the Strategic Development Plan of the Center. He is assisted in its functions by an Assistant Scientist, the two Directors of the research axes, one technological development advisor, one clinical development advisor, and one Academic Affairs advisor. The Director must, specifically:
You will be an experienced world-class scientist, a visionary and scientific leader who sets himself apart with his outstanding achievements in a research area in line with the mission of the Centre. You will also possess the knowledge and understanding of the specificities and challenges of the research on aging in a university setting. Moreover, your profile will have to comply with the following criteria:
Experience and key competencies
Candidates who meet these criteria and wish to apply for this position must, at the time of application, provide us with a Letter of Interest along with their current résumé. You will receive an acknowledgement by email that your documents have been received. The successful candidate will take office as soon as reasonably possible after the appointment is made.
Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Scientific Director CDRV
If you have any questions about this position, we invite you to communicate with:
Dr Jean-Pierre Perreault, Ph. D.
Vice-President, Research and graduate studies
Université de Sherbrooke
Dr Stéphane Tremblay, M.D., MBA
President and Deputy General Manager
Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Estrie –
Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke
The CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS and the Université de Sherbrooke subscribe to the principles of Employment Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.