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Advisor, Stem Cell Donor Registry

November 18 2019
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Health, Medical, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Biological, Life Sciences, Genetics, Clinical data, Statistics, Biostatistics, Medical and pharmaceutical information, Research and development, Customer service, Nursing, Laboratory, Diagnostics, Medical Imaging, Nursing, Medical research, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D
Saint-Laurent, QC


Reporting to the Manager of the Stem Cell Donor Registry, the incumbent is responsible for the activities of the Stem Cell Donor Registry and acts as a resource for Québec's hospitals and the international registries, in accordance with the applicable standards (Health Canada, CSA, LHCT, CTO Regulations, NetCord-FACT and World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA).

Specifically, you:

  • Look for unrelated compatible donors and cord blood units for Québec recipients, in keeping with the criteria established by the hospitals and the scientific literature:
  • Analyze the most likely compatibilities (donors/recipients) and confirm donors for Québec patients;
  • Select optimal donors and cord blood units from the international database;
  • Put in requests for additional analyses and blood samples for the national and international registries;
  • Communicate the status of cases to the transplant centre to facilitate the planning of patients' treatment plan.
  • Act as a consultant to the Québec transplant centre for the selecting of compatible donors and cord blood units to enable a better prognosis for recipients;
  • Ensure and coordinate the transfer of information into the records of hospitals, international registries and with our analytical laboratories to ensure that each party has a complete record.


  • A DCS in nursing techniques or a university degree in science or other field deemed relevant;
  • Member in good standing of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) (for the nursing profile);
  • At least three to five years of experience in the stem cells field or relevant experience in the health field;
  • Experience in a regulated field will be considered a major asset;
  • Proficient with the programs in the Microsoft Office suite and comfortable using computer systems;


  • Be thorough, detail-oriented and have good organizational skills;
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Exhibit independence and initiative;
  • Have a client-satisfaction focus;
  • Excellent teamwork, communication and cooperation skills;
  • Ability to complete multiple matters simultaneously;
  • Enjoy working in a changing environment;
  • Fluent in French and English, both oral and written.


The position offered is a replacement of approximately 12 months duration.

In addition to the competitive working conditions offered by Héma-Québec, this position includes the following benefits:

  • Daily work schedule of 35 hours per week;
  • Four weeks of vacation per year;
  • Flexible schedule;
  • Group insurance after three months of continuous service;
  • Defined benefit pension plan.

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