Clinical Research in Addictive Behaviors
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is a dynamic, academically oriented hospital that promotes integration of research and clinical care. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, CAMH is Canada’s largest mental health research and teaching institute and a World Health Organization collaborating site. Research at CAMH aims to translate understanding of the causes of mental illness and addictions into more effective treatments.
The Biobehavioral Alcohol Research Lab is seeking a highly motivated Project Scientist to contribute to clinical, laboratory and epidemiology-based projects research focusing on etiological and clinical aspects of substance use disorders. Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the primary roles of the Project Scientist will be to assist in the management and coordination ofongoing research projects, contribute to the development, preparation and submission of funding applications toexternal agencies, and contribute to data analysis and publication efforts. The Scientist will have the opportunity to take a leadership role in mentoring trainees and research assistants.This is a full-time, contract position with an initial funding period of 12 months, with the opportunity for extension following the initial evaluation period. The position is based at the CAMH Queen Street site and will include occasional work at the CAMH Russell Street Site.
Requirements for this position include a Ph.D. in clinical, cognitive or health psychology (or a closely related discipline), plus the completion of three years’ post-doctoral training in an area of research related to addictive behaviors/substance use disorders. Of particular interest are applicants whose research experience and skill sets bridge at least two of the following domains of substance use research: clinical/intervention research, psychopharmacology/human laboratory research, neuroscience, epidemiological research. A demonstrated record of independent scientific productivity, as evidenced by a strong history of first-author, peer-reviewed publications, is required. Experience in leading or assisting with the development of funding applications is also required. 3 years’ experience conducting human subjects research is required. Applications that do not meet these primary requirements will not be considered.
Preferred qualifications include evidence of success in obtaining grant funding and strong writing skills. Proficiency in advanced statistical modeling (for example, structural equation modeling, growth mixture modeling, hierarchical linear modeling) is highly desirable. Clinically oriented training, including experience with clinical assessments, structured interviews (e.g., SCID), self-report-rating scales, personality inventories, and/or neuropsychological testing, is also desirable. The successful candidate will possess excellent attention to detail, strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, and a strong ability for self-directed learning and production of independent scholarly work. The successful applicant will also possess a track record of success in the independent design and management of research projects, including study conceptualization, management, and data collection. The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced research environment is essential, as is the ability to effectively lead and direct other project assistants and to collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary research team. The successful applicant will be expected to support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and compiles with all applications and regulatory requirements. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to obtain an independent scientist or faculty position within the next 3-5 years.
Please note: This full-time, contract (1 year) position is NOT part of any bargaining unit.
Salary Range: Competitive salary and a benefits package.
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.
As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.