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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.


Research Analyst

Kimel Family Laboratory, Research Imaging Centre, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute

Position Description:

The Kimel Family Translational Imaging-Genetics Laboratory is a large multidisciplinary research laboratory dedicated to discovering the causes of and advancing treatments for severe mental illness. The focus of the laboratory is using brain imaging to understand human brain function, psychiatric illness, and treatment outcomes. The laboratory is located in the Research Imaging Centre at 250 College Street but travel between sites may be required. The lab includes a group of PIs; Drs. Aristotle Voineskos, Colin Hawco, Nicholas Neufeld, Stephanie Ameis, and Erin Dickie, as well as other collaborating scientists.

We are seeking a casual Research Analyst who will provide support to the Kimel Family Lab’s research team and projects. The Research Analyst will be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, neuroscientists, engineers, and clinical researchers interested in understanding brain function and dysfunction. Current projects focus on using imaging markers to identify disease trajectories under various treatment regimes, including repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and pharmacotherapies. The Research Analyst will provide support in maintaining neuroimaging data collected from multiple research studies and will assist in quality control and analysis of this data. You will also assist the team with system administration of a computing cluster that is used in the daily research endeavors of scientists, fellows, and trainees. In this role you will help maintain both user access and hardware of the cluster. You will also be required to assist with data entry and cleaning; creating, updating and maintaining electronic databases; conducting searches of electronic resources; as well as preparing data for presentations and peer-reviewed research papers. Other research related administrative duties are also required. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable CAMH policies, as well as all regulatory and legislative requirements.


The successful candidate must possess an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or a related discipline combined with at one (1) year of research experience and strong proficiency with programming languages (e.g., Python, R). Experience in MRI analysis tools (i.e. SPM, FreeSurfer, FSL, BIDS, nilearn) and/or Neuroscience is an asset. Experience with system administration tasks (e.g., networking, databasing) is an asset. Experience with statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, and MATLAB) and data interpretation is an asset. Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral/written) and organizational skills are required, along with the ability to collaborate effectively with team members. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and be able to exercise initiative and good judgment, and will have the ability to multi-task and produce high-quality, accurate work while meeting program deadlines and requirements. The successful candidate requires the ability to work effectively in a variety of settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds. 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 casual, 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 LGBTQ2S+ 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.