Interested in being part of the fabulous team at the Center of Excellence on Patient and Public Partnership? Do you know someone who fits this profile? We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to contribute to the development and implementation of major projects.


The mission of the Centre of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public (CEPPP) is to make partnering with patients and the public a science, a practice, a culture and a new standard for improving the health of all and the (health) experience of everyone. The Centre brings together expertise from the Université de Montréal (UdeM) network, from Quebec, Canada and internationally, in healthcare delivery, education, research and community development, in order to create large-scale collaborations between patients, families, citizens, health professionals, researchers and decision-makers. As part of its mandate, the CEPPP supports research teams and networks, health institutions, governments, and organizations throughout diverse sectors of health with strategies and the implementation of partnerships with patients and the public. We develop new practices based on dialogue and the sharing of experiential-based knowledge to co-create common solutions and to transform our health systems.

The CEPPP is a joint initiative supported by the UdeM, the UdeM Faculty of Medicine and the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM).


We are looking for a colleague who works well in a team, enjoys taking responsibility and cares about social impact. Our future colleague has a critical and constructive mindset, is sensitive to people’s experiences, values diversity of knowledge, and has a talent for simplifying complex processes and helping others to change their practices.

Reporting to the Executive team of the Centre, and with the support of their colleagues at the CEPPP, the role of the project manager will be to co-design, plan and implement transformational projects in partnership with patients, members of the public and other key collaborators, with a view to transforming health care and services. They will be required to mobilize our partners and accompany them in the co-construction of activities and deliverables.

Roles and responsibilities

Project Management

  • Contribute to the development of projects with external partners;
  • Develop work plans with stakeholders, including roles, timelines and budget;
  • Identify funding opportunities for projects under development;
  • Ensure overall responsibility for projects, including the progression of milestones within the associated timelines and budgets;
  • Design and support co-construction/co-design processes in collaboration with key stakeholders;
  • Facilitate collaborative activities and project committees;
  • Mobilize internal and external actors and expertise;
  • Compare achievements with set objectives and make adjustments as necessary;
  • Motivate external partners and the internal team;
  • Play a proactive role in solving problems and designing/adapting app ropriate solutions;
  • Draft collaboration proposals/offers, service agreements and funding requests.

Consulting/advisory role:

  • Build and maintain trusting relationships with CEPPP’s internal and external stakeholders;
  • Listen to key stakeholders, partners and their needs;
  • Accompany partners in the development and implementation of major project(s);
  • Promote rigor of processes for the successful completion of project(s);
  • Distinguish between different competencies, identify possible synergies and the way to integrate them into the project(s);
  • Make recommendations or advise on issues related to the project management process.

Required profile – job requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Project Management;
  • Master’s degree in social innovation, project management, knowledge transfer, social sciences, or any other relevant discipline;
  • Strong knowledge of methods related to patient partnership practices and related methods (i.e. design thinking, co-creation process, knowledge transfer and mobilization, development of health trajectories, etc.);
  • Strong knowledge of the health ecosystem (i.e. various practice settings, research, public structures and funding programs);
  • Demonstrated ability to vulgarize (communicate accessibly), synthesize and write;
  • Good understanding of quantitative/qualitative research methods;
  • Ability to adopt new technologies and digital tools.
  • Bilingualism (French and English);
  • Experience in the area of patient and public engagement and partnership is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience / interest in the field of digital health, an asset.

Required profile – competencies and skills:

  • Creative, proactive and solution-oriented individual;
  • Natural ability to work in a team and to mobilize people;
  • Effective communicator, listener, facilitator and networker;
  • Ability to evolve in complex situations, ambiguity and to adapt to change;
  • Autonomy and rigor in the management of simultaneous projects;
  • Strong ability to manage stress and to work under (time) pressure

Employment status

  • Job Title: Project Manager
  • Schedule: 35 hours / week (full-time)
  • Duration: 2 years, with the possibility of renewal depending on the financial capacity of the project
  • Workplace: CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) – combination of remote and on-site work
  • Salary: According to training and experience (salary scale of the CRCHUM)
  • Expected start date of the contract: mid-October 2021

How to apply

Candidates are asked to send their curriculum vitae and a letter of intent by e-mail to Ms. Catherine Purenne (

ndicate in your message that you are applying for the position of: Project Manager CEPPP. The contact details of 2 references will be requested for candidates invited for an interview.

Deadline : All documents must be received by Friday October 8, 2021, before 4:30pm.

Equity, diversity, inclusion

The exchange of scientific, experiential and professional knowledge is at the heart of our work, as demonstrated by our projects with researchers, patients, clinicians, and community members. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with all people, regardless of their characteristics. In particular, the CEPPP are committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in their work environment. We encourage members of groups facing barriers to equity to apply, in accordance with the CHUM Research Centre’s policy on equity, diversity and inclusion.

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