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Technical and Clinical Sites Trainer

May 26 2022
Categories HR, Training, Human ressources, Training, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Training - Development - Improvement
Montreal, QC


The role of the technical trainer is to ensure that the clinical sites and laboratory staff are trained as per equipment and method SOPs (cell counter usage, PBMC isolation, counting, cryopreservation, working in sterile conditions, flow cytometry stainings, ELIspot, etc). They ensure that the experimental work and documentation is performed as per procedures and promote effective work practices during and after training. They will perform site feasibility assessments and offer input on improvement opportunities to enhance efficiency, quality, and productivity. They will prepare training material (videos, photos, slides, recordings), and provide feedback to group leaders on staff performance. The trainer will then review site qualification data, generate a site qualification report and perform appropriate follow ups as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare/adapt training material for sites
  • Interact with the sponsor/site to plan training
  • Provide training to sites on required methods, work practices, documentation, and procedures
  • Perform evaluation of site capabilities
  • Generate site qualification reports
  • Schedule follow ups with the site to review results and next steps
  • Bring support to team members; availability to answer questions and guide staff
  • Provide input on improvement opportunities to enhance efficiency, quality, and productivity
  • Maintain the training program as per company procedures


  • M.Sc. in life sciences

Required Experience and Skills

  • At least 2 years experience with PBMC isolation and cell counting
  • Experience with various immunology methods
  • Experience with client interactions
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good organizational skills
  • GLP laboratory experience an asset
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite (powerpoint)
  • Good leadership skills
  • Knowledge of procedures and protocols for containment of biohazardous material
  • Proficient in English, French an asset

Special Conditions of the Current Position

  • Must accept to perform duties or supervise activities in Bio Safety Level (BSL) 1 or 2 facilities where samples may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous viruses such as, HIV, HCV or CMV.
  • Work schedule can vary based on time zone of the sites to be trained. Travel is required.
  • Work schedule may be adapted to accommodate business needs.
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