IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Geneviève Pinard / Research Department Director

Geneviève Pinard


Geneviève Pinard is a research management advisor for the IRSST’s Chemical and Biological Hazard Prevention research field and in charge of the Graduate Studies Scholarship Program. With a bachelor’s degree in biology and  a masters in business administration, she worked for several years in research and development at a biotechnology company before joining the IRSST. In charge of the internship program and of the development of customized immunoassays and cell-based assays for the company’s clients, Ms. Pinard was also the technical coordinator for a product development team. Her previous positions also include that of a quality control coordinator in an SQF- and HACCP-certified agrifood company. Her current research interests concern the prevention of occupational diseases related to exposure to chemical substances and biological agents.


  • Research management
  • Development of research protocols
  • Training the next generation of scientists
  • Scientific literature searches
  • Laboratory methods
  • Data analysis