Job Number: 881055

Category: Research

Positions Available: One

Years Experience Required: One year

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Oct 28, 2021

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Research Analyst
Slaight Family Centre for Youth in Transition

The Slaight Family Centre is a donor funded clinical research program for youth in transition, who are at-risk for, or at early stages of severe mental illness. The main goal of the Slaight Family Centre is to put more young people with severe mental illness on a path to recovery, through the development of new treatments, enhancement of early detection efforts, and clinical brain research.

Position Description
We are seeking a full-time, contract (1 year) Research Analyst who will provide support to the Centre’s research team/projects. Reporting to the Research Manager and working with interdisciplinary teams, the incumbent will assist the research team on a number of research related activities including: administering and scoring clinical and  functional scales, as well as scoring and administering brief neuropsychological  assessments; independent participant recruitment, education and dissemination of information about studies to patients, families and mental health professionals, and liaising with clinicians/treating psychiatrists to facilitate recruitment. Your duties will also include scheduling human subjects’ interviews, screening eligible research subjects, scheduling, preparing, and accompanying participants for subject’s laboratory/MRI visits as well as other procedural visits depending on the given study. Additional study related duties include preparing and maintaining subject records; data entry and database maintenance and preparing data for presentations and peer-reviewed research papers. You will also be required to assist with the following: Regulatory submissions, preparing budget and progress reports and power point presentations. Within these functions, you will also be required to assist in centralized recruitment and facilitating recruitment for multiple studies and will participate in projects/tasks as assigned. Other administrative duties are also required. You will healthy support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable CAMH policies, as well as all regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at 1025 Queen Street West.  Some evening shifts may be required. 

Qualifications
The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology or neuroscience combined with one (1) year of relevant clinical or research experience with individuals and/or families with mental health and addiction issues. Previous experience in administration of neuropsychological assessments (e.g., MATRICS, RBANS, etc.), structured diagnostic interviewing (e.g., SCID) and clinical rating scales (e.g., SANS, BPRS, CIRSG) is required. Candidates will also have demonstrated ability in the use of electronic data capture programs for participant research data collection (e.g., REDCap). Prior experience with multi-site clinical trials is an asset. Preference will be given to candidates with familiarity in brain stimulation modalities including rTMS. Candidates will also have demonstrated ability to maintain and analyze large databases and will have literature review and synthesis skills. Proficiency with word processing, PowerPoint and database software packages is required. Familiarity with statistical analyses and data interpretation is an especially strong asset. The ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and diverse stakeholders is essential. Demonstrated communications skills (both oral and written) are required as is the ability to explain complex issues in plain language. The candidate will be detail oriented, well organized, with the ability to meet deadlines and to work independently with minimal supervision. Candidates require 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 full-time contract (1 year) position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: $25.03 - $33.38 per hour


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