Research Analyst at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto)


Research Analyst 1

Dual Diagnosis Program

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's leading Addiction and Mental Health teaching hospital. CAMH succeeds in transforming the lives of people affected by addiction and mental illness, by applying the latest in scientific advances, through integrated and compassionate clinical practice, health promotion, education and research. CAMH has been recognized internationally as a Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre CAMH is committed to diversity in the workplace.

Position Description: The Dual Diagnosis Program is a specialized multidisciplinary assessment and treatment program for individuals with Intellectual Disability and mental health needs at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The program offers a continuum of services comprised of outpatient consultation, inpatient and day program assessment and treatment services. In addition, the program has formal and informal partnerships with a number of community agencies. In this position, you will assist the research head in conducting two projects of health service utilization patterns of youth and adults with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders and their families. Research responsibilities include: conducting literature reviews, recruiting and tracking 500 families from across Ontario, ongoing data collection including telephone interviews and correspondence with adults with Asperger Syndrome and parents of teens and adults. You will conduct data entry/cleaning and data analyses using SPSS, and preparing findings for presentations, peer reviewed research papers, and knowledge transfer activities in the community. In addition, as the project analyst you will be responsible for organizing and documenting team research meetings, storing information on SharePoint, coordinating meetings with stakeholders and advisory committees, maintaining research protocols for the REB, and tracking budget/expenditures. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable standards and regulatory requirements. This position is located at 501 Queen Street West.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in a Social Science or relevant discipline or equivalent education and experience. Some clinical or research experience with people with developmental disabilities and/or their families is required. Proficiency with Microsoft office, database software packages, as well as online data programs such as Survey Monkey as well as experience conducting basic analyses using statistical packages (SPSS) and data interpretation is required. Superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication and organization skills are required. Experience with knowledge transfer activities is an asset, as is prior presentation and academic writing experience. Prior research or service experience with individuals and/or families with complex needs is an asset. The ability to work cross culturally is required. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

Please Note: This full-time, ten (10) month contract position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range: $20.93 to $28.23 per hour.

Please forward your résumé to: Human Resources, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 1001 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1H4

Fax: (416) 583-4316, Email:

Please quote the file number in the subject line when applying.

Closing Date: August 1, 2012 by 5pm

File Number: 12430E

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.

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