Research Analyst
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, ON
Job Number: 835381

Category: Research

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 1

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Jan 23, 2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Research Analyst
Neurobiology of Depression and Aging

Position Description
The Neurobiology of Depression and Aging Lab at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is seeking a full-time, contract (1 year) Research Analyst to join our team reporting to the Head of the Preclinical Unit and the lab manager within the group. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for preclinical behavioral testing with rodents and basic wet lab research work in a busy lab environment. The successful candidate will work with a large scientific team, interacting with scientists, post-doctoral fellows, research coordinators and research analysts. You will require strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively and strategically with a variety of programs as well as staff. Responsibilities will include behavioral testing in rodents of potential novel antidepressants. Performing conventional behavioral assay such as FST, EPM and NSF and working with chronic stress paradigms. He or she will also be responsible for performing various molecular assays such as immunohistochemistry (IHC), western blotting, PCR and quantitative Real Time PCR. The position requires the person to work collaboratively with members of the lab and the animal care facility and will entail participating in performing general lab duties. You will be part of a diverse and growing research team and support a healthy workplace, which embraces diversity and encourages teamwork. You are required to comply with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at 250 College Street.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in neuroscience, psychology, pharmacology, molecular biology or in a similar field, combined with one (1) year of relevant experience. You must have experience performing rodent behavioral experiments and a variety of basic molecular techniques such as IHC, western blotting and qPCR. The successful candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and SPSS (or equivalent software) for performing basic statistical analysis. Excellent communication skills (oral/written) and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic clinical/research team environment with minimal supervision are essential. You will possess the ability for self-directed learning/working, as well as collaboration and teamwork. Candidates require the ability to work effectively in a wide range of settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.

Please note: This full-time, contract (1 year) position 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.