Job Number: 920754

Category: Research

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 2+ years

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Sep 19, 2023


Scientific Associate
INTREPID Lab (Nicotine Dependence Service)

Position Description

The INTREPID Lab (formerly the Nicotine Dependence Service) in an integrated Learning Health System that includes a clinical service, research, training/education and knowledge mobilization focused on tobacco and vaping cessation while paying attention to other chronic disease risk factors. The STOP Program within INTREPID Lab is Ontario’s largest smoking/vaping cessation program which provides medication, plus behavioural support to people of Ontario who want to quit smoking.

We are seeking a full-time, Scientific Associate for a one year contract (with potential for renewal) with experience in conducting mixed-methods research, submitting peer-reviewed funding proposals, and a strong publication record. Reporting to the PI of the INTREPID Lab, the Scientific Associate will support the development and implementation of research projects focused on tobacco and/or vaping use and cessation. The Scientific Associate will also support related projects that include, but are not limited to (1) integration of chronic disease risk factors to enhance smoking/vaping quit rates; (2) pilot studies to support expansion of research (3) evidence syntheses, dissemination etc.

The Scientific Associate will play a key role in supporting implementation of all aspects of the projects including: engaging in consultation with community partners and interested parties, providing support and supervision for required ethics approvals, development of data collection protocols and tools, data collection, data management, and statistical analysis. Other responsibilities may include supporting the scientific team in creating, managing and monitoring detailed project work plans; supervising research staff; guiding the preparation of progress reports to the project funder; working with project consultants; and preparing presentations, grant proposals, manuscripts, and project reports. In this position, you will be responsible for working both autonomously and in a team of research staff to achieve study targets.

The successful applicant will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. This position is currently located at the 1025 Queen Street with a hybrid onsite/remote work arrangement.


  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Public Health/Health Systems or a related discipline.
  • Experience with mixed methods mental health and/or substance use research
  • A strong record of scientific accomplishments (e.g., peer-reviewed publications), complemented by strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Proven track record of research project development, and execution
  • Direct experience working with R and other statistical packages is required, as is the ability to use Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to exercise initiative and good judgment is required for this position. The successful candidate will have the ability to multi-task and produce high-quality, accurate work in a fast-paced environment, while meeting deadlines.
  • The applicant will demonstrate a commitment to conducting and fostering research and enthusiasm regarding participating in multidisciplinary research and training activities.
  • Demonstrated superior communication skills, i.e., ability to explain complex issues in plain language both verbally and in writing in a prior work setting is required.
  • The successful applicant must be able to lead and work effectively within an interdisciplinary team and interact comfortably with diverse community partners.

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 (with potential for renewal) is NOT part of any bargaining unit.

Salary Range: Competitive salary and benefits package

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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.

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CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

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