Research laboratory presentation: The mission of Dr. Anick Bérard's research team is to determine the risks and benefits associated with the use of drugs during the perinatal period. The team brings together members from a variety of disciplines, including pharmacy, medicine, biology, biostatistics, epidemiology and pharmacoeconomics. Located at the Research Center of the University Hospital Sainte-Justine and affiliated with the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Montreal, the laboratory is a member of the Drug and Population Health Research Axis, which is interested in the use of drugs, their determinants, risks and benefits, and the evaluation of interventions to optimize their use.
Research project description: The project will explore the risks associated with medication exposure during pregnancy for mother and infant. This project is available in the laboratory of Dr. Anick Bérard part of the Medications and Pregnancy Research Unit and the Faculty of pharmacy of the University of Montreal.
The following skills will be regularly used: •Design and perform studies, analyze data, and develop new protocols •Uphold scientific integrity; publish work in high impact journals, present work at both national and local meetings •Conduct systematic reviews •Write summary reports •Conduct data management and analysis •Prepare manuscripts •Assist in grant proposal writing
Required training and profile. The successful candidate must have: •Academic requirements: PhD or equivalent degree in epidemiology or other related field •Language requirements: English, French an asset •Previous SAS programming experience is mandatory •Strong organizational skills •Team player •Scientific rigour
Additional Salary Information: Research Center of the CHU Sainte-Justine standards
Internal Number: 4271
About Medications and Pregnancy Research Unit
Anick Bérard holds a Bachelor's degree in Statistics from Laval University and a Master's degree in Clinical Sciences from the University of Sherbrooke. She obtained her PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University in 1999. From 1999-2000, Dr. Bérard conducted postdoctoral research studies at Harvard School of Medicine in Boston. She was recruited in 2000 as Assistant Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. In 2002, Dr. Bérard joined the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Montreal and the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center. Anick Bérard is a tenured professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, and holds the Louis-Boivin Family Pharmaceutical Chair on Medications, Pregnancy and Lactation. In addition, she holds career awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Women’s Health Research Foundation of Canada. With a passion for all topics concerning drug use in pregnancy, Dr. Bérard aims to further scientific knowledge for the wellbeing of pregnant women and their unborn children.