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and Mental Health

Research Facilities Planner

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. CAMH was recently awarded a Gold Level Quality Healthcare Workplace Award and recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. In 2016, CAMH was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers. In 2017, CAMH was considered one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the seventh year in a row.

Our supportive learning environment offers on-site training, workshops and professional development courses. Located in downtown Toronto, we are easily accessible by transit. We offer a balance of work and lifestyle including onsite day care facility, discounts on membership at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre, on-site pool (at the Queen Street location) and gymnasiums.

Opportunities are available for most health care professionals.

Research Facilities Planner

Job Number: 819687

Category: Research

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 2

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Feb 28, 2018


Research Facilities Planner

Research Services


The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is seeking a Research Facilities Planner for its Research Services Office. The Research Facilities Planner is a member of the research administration team aiding in the planning, integration and implementation of various facility and operational aspects of CAMH’s Functional Program.


Job Description:

Reporting to the Manager, Research Facility Planning and Operations, the Research Facilities Planner supports scientific endeavours across the Research portfolio including oversight and coordination of transition plans, operational issues, and liaison with internal and external stakeholders related to facilities matters.

In this role you will oversee and coordinate tasks and work plans related to redevelopment planning and transitioning. You will liaise with the research departments, relevant corporate services and redevelopment personnel to facilitate the operationalization of the functional program. You will participate in relevant committees, draft and develop work plans, policies and procedures related to Research facilities, facilitate research maintenance projects and assist in space planning initiatives. You will perform regular space audits and document changes/issues related to space. You will aid with the remote Environmental Monitoring System of all Research departments, which includes laboratory equipment and critical research spaces. You will oversee the purchasing and commissioning of research equipment with support of the Procurement department. You will work with Research Finance to keep track of Research facility project budgets as well as supervise co-op students and assist with space planning initiatives on various projects. You will liaise with the Redevelopment Office to address and co-ordinate the resolution of issues and tasks related to facility projects working within and uphold all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements for facilities. You are able to lift up to 50 pounds and undertake contingent assignments as needed. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position will be located at 33 Russell Street, Toronto.



The successful candidate will possess an Undergraduate degree in a relevant field of science, architecture or engineering in addition to a minimum of 2 years of experience in research and operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency in AutoCAD is required. Proficiency in other drafting software including Bluebeam Revu, CorelDraw, etc. is an asset. You will possess broad-based knowledge of operational issues relating to the support and facilitation of science. You have a demonstrated track record of working on complex projects within a team environment as well as experience working with financial planning and reporting. Familiarity with the use of indicators to track progress, and managing databases is required. You have excellent communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. You have a knowledge of and experience with addictions and mental health research. You are comfortable and work effectively in a wide range of settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.



Please note:                 This full-time, permanent position is NOT part of any bargaining unit.  


Salary range:                 Competitive salary and 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.


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