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Research Analyst

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health CAMH

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted June 18, 2021.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Research Analyst Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health Child Youth & Emerging Adult Program Position Description: Based in the Child Youth & Emerging Adult Program the donor funded McCain Centre is focused on enhancing and improving the design, delivery and effectiveness of mental health and addictions care systems, services and policies for youth aged 12-24.

The McCain Centre combines evidence-based and creative research techniques to ensure a strong youth voice and influence in their initiatives.

Reporting to the Project Scientist and the McCain Centre Manager, you will support the completion of a longitudinal study with youth aged 12-25 with mental health and addiction challenges who are not engaged in education or employment.

This mixed-methods study will involve understanding the experience of youth who seek mental health and other services at integrated youth service hubs (IYSHs)
– a community-based one-stop-shop for integrated services.

You will be required to work closely with CAMH research and IYSH staff to recruit eligible participants, and screen, obtain consent and maintain contact with participants throughout the follow up period.

You will conduct structured clinical and functional assessments with youth, and semi-structured interviews with youth and their caregivers.

You will draft REB submissions for multiple recruitment sites, coordinate legal agreements, manage study budgets, assist with grant applications, develop and maintain the study SOPs and regulatory binders, and ensure that all study and participant records are maintained, securely stored, and backed up appropriately.

You will manage all aspects of the data collection, including coding and entering data, transcribing semi-structured interviews and conducting preliminary qualitative thematic analyses and quantitative analyses.

The Research Analyst may also support the Project Scientist by conducting literature reviews, preparing data for presentations and peer-reviewed publications.

Other responsibilities include preparing study and data collection materials, monitoring timelines and data collection deliverables and scheduling project meetings.

You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements.

This is a remote-work position based out of 1001 Queen Street West.


You will be required to have access to a secure off-site work environment to be eligible for this position (e.g., secure wi-fi access; private work location).

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an honours Bachelor’s Degree in health services, psychology or similar mental-health related discipline combined with one (1) year of relevant clinical research experience in a hospital/clinical and community settings is required.

Previous experience on a longitudinal research study is required as is experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Experience recruiting and enrolling participants; administering questionnaires; conducting baseline and follow-up interviews; coding and entering data, and managing databases is required.

Previous experience in the administration of structured diagnostic interviews (e.g.

SCID) and clinical rating scales (e.g.

CBCL; CAGE; CIS) are required.

Previous experience working with youth who have substance dependence and/or mental health issues is mandatory.

The successful candidate will have a well-developed understanding of the issues facing at risk youth when accessing services for mental health and substance use concerns and of the ethical issues, and issues of confidentiality involved with working with youth and families.

Communication skills, i.e., ability to explain complex issues in plain language both verbally and in writing in a prior work setting is required.

Experience conducting qualitative thematic analyses (e.g.

NVIVO) and quantitative analyses using statistical packages (SPSS, SAS) is required.

Experience developing and managing REDCap databases is also required.

Advanced computer skills with knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet Search engines is required.

The successful candidate must be detail oriented with strong organizational and time management skills including proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

The successful candidate must be a team player with a positive attitude and the ability to work effectively as a team member in a multidisciplinary team setting.

Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to exercise initiative and good judgment with discretion, professionalism, tact, and diplomacy.

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

Salary Range: $25.03
– $33.38 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.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer.

Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2 communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.

Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.