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Research Analyst

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 2, 2022.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Research Analyst
Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression

Position Description:

Based in the Child, Youth and Emerging Adult Program, the donor funded Cundill Centre is a vibrant clinical research centre dedicated to understanding and addressing child and youth depression. The Cundill Centre is developing best practices for the screening, prevention and treatment of child and youth depression, revolutionizing research, care and knowledge exchange in the field by addressing key evidence gaps. To achieve this goal, the Centre involves a large network of national and international scientists, clinicians and experts working in collaboration with youth, families and key stakeholders.

The Cundill Centre is seeking one part-time contract (1 year) Research Analyst to join an innovative clinical research team to support a multi-site randomized controlled trial focused on optimizing treatment for adolescent depression in community settings.

Reporting to the Cundill Center Manager and working closely with the Principal Investigators, the Research Analyst will be responsible for supporting the following activities: maintaining recruitment protocols at multiple sites (i.e., providing information about the studies to adolescents, caregivers, and mental health professionals), scheduling and conducting eligibility screenings and assessments, informed consent processes and data collection visits, administering questionnaires and interviews, organizing and conducting individual and focus group interviews, and assisting with the preparation of research ethics and regulatory submissions, presentations and manuscripts (i.e., conducting literature searches, verifying references, preparing data, conducting simple data analyses).

Responsibilities may also include providing assistance in preparing research materials, organizing and maintaining study records, collecting, coding and entering data, monitoring data integrity, ensuring the secure storage and maintenance of study records, assisting in the recruitment and training of research volunteers and providing administrative support to the researchers (e.g. booking meetings, communicating and coordinating tasks with other research team members, processing participant remuneration, filing financial documentation and performing other duties in the research office as required).

The Research Analyst will conduct study activities in compliance with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements, including Research Ethics Board (REB) and CAMH Research Quality and Regulatory Affairs requirements. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and effective communication. These positions are located at 80 Workman Way.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a BA in Psychology or in a health related field with one (1) year of relevant research experience, preferably in a clinical setting. Coursework and/or demonstrated academic interest in adolescent depression is required. Strong research and analytical abilities and basic understanding of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods and software (e.g. REDCap, SPSS, NVivo) is valued. Preference will be given to candidates with familiarity or experience with clinical research involving adolescent participants with depression. Previous experience recruiting, screening and obtaining informed consent from research participants is required. Previous experience administering questionnaires and interviews with adolescents, caregivers and families is required. Experience processing data (i.e., coding, entry and maintenance) and analyzing data using basic statistical methods and software and some knowledge of biostatistical/epidemiological data analysis techniques is preferred. Experience conducting searches in scientific literature and/or databases, and writing systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses is preferred. Candidates are expected to be detail-oriented, well organized, and to possess a strong technical aptitude. Intermediate level proficiency in PC software skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint) and Internet searching is required. Candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and verbal communication skills, and an ability to provide assistance while maintaining a cooperative, collaborative working environment. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please Note: This part-time, (0.5FTE) contract (1 year) position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: $25.03 – 33.38 per hour

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CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.