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Research Analyst

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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 Analyst

Job Number: 820294

Category: Research

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 1 year

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Mar 8, 2018



Research Analyst

Kimel Family Laboratory, Research Imaging Centre



Position Description:

The Kimel Family Translational Imaging-Genetics Laboratory is a large multidisciplinary research laboratory dedicated to discovering the causes of severe mental illness and advancing treatments for severe mental illness. The focus of the laboratory is on combining brain imaging and genetics, brain imaging and brain stimulation, and brain imaging and clinical trials. The laboratory is located in the Research Imaging Centre.


Reporting to the Laboratory Head and Research Manager, the Research Analyst will be part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, engineers, and clinical researchers interested in understanding brain function and dysfunction. 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. Within these functions, you will also be required to assist in data entry; 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. Current projects focus on using imaging and genetic markers to identify disease trajectories under various treatment regimes, including repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and pharmacotherapies. 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. This is a full-time contract position. This position is located at 250 College Street.



The successful candidate must possess an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or neuroscience combined with at least One (1) year of research experience with programming languages (e.g., Python, R). Experience with building electronic databases/statistical learning/machine learning for classification is required. Experience in MRI research 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.


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


Salary Range:               $23.76 – $31.70 per hour



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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