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Research Coordinator

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 12, 2022.


Research Coordinator (x2)

Nicotine Dependence Service


Position Description:

The Nicotine Dependence Service (NDS) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is seeking two (2) full-time contract (1 year) Research Coordinators to support a range of research, evaluation and project planning/implementation activities.

Reporting to the Manager, and working closely with the Director, the incumbent will support a broad range of initiatives across the NDS in a research-based and coordination capacity. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: coordinating, implementing, and tracking project work plans; literature reviews; data analysis; and identifying gaps and recommending strategies to address project needs. The incumbent will apply specialized knowledge and scientific principles to review, critically appraise, and analyze published literature such as meta-analyses, primary research studies, program evaluations, surveillance data and reports, environmental scan reports, and methodological papers. The incumbent will be expected to synthesize findings into various communication formats, including scientific papers, reports, briefs, proposals and presentations.

The incumbent will have proven experience engaging internal and external stakeholders, engaging community agencies in consultations and meetings, and leading capacity building workshops with a range of stakeholders. The successful candidate must have experience with small- and large-scale project implementation with external partners and vendors, and navigating internal approval chains including ethics boards, legal and privacy teams, and the research operations. The incumbent will also be responsible for conducting quality assurance and user testing activities for software applications; preference will be given to individuals with extensive experience working with software developers to design workflows for technology builds. Other duties include data collection/assessments with study participants, completing project progress reports and coordinating team meetings. Other administrative and non-administrative duties will be involved, as required.

The successful candidates will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork, and complies with all applicable standards and requirements. This position is located at 1025 Queen Street West.


The successful candidates must possess a Masters level degree in a health-related field, with at least two (2) years of relevant project coordination experience. Proven experience with project and work plan coordination while working with multiple stakeholders is required. Demonstrable skills in using and executing functionalities within electronic data capture-type applications, such as REDCap, are also required. Skills and proficiency in literature searches, reviews, critical appraisal, and knowledge syntheses are required. Experience in preparing funding proposals, submitting research ethics applications, implementing REB procedures and research protocols, and writing and preparing manuscripts for publication is an asset. Strong analytical and conceptual abilities are required, as well as the ability to respond to deadlines in a fast-paced environment and possessing excellent consultation and problem solving skills. The incumbent will have knowledge of university library databases and reference material search and retrieval procedures. Strong PC software skills are required along with knowledge of SPSS, SAS, NVivo or other statistical software packages. Superior interpersonal, communication (oral/written) and organizational skills are required, along with the ability to work effectively with a diverse population and work collaboratively within a dynamic team environment. 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:    These two (2) full-time, contract (1 year) positions are part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range:  $33.59 – $45.31 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 LGBTQ2S+ 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 for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.