In this position you will work on two studies: OPTIMUM and OPTIMUM Neuro. The OPTIMUM (Optimizing Outcomes of Treatment-Resistant Depression in Older Adults) study focuses on supporting the treatment and care of older adults with Treatment-resistant depression (TRD). The OPTIMUM Neuro (Neurocognitive and Neuroimaging Biomarkers: Predicting Progression Towards Dementia in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Late-life Depression) study will test whether treatment-resistant depression in older adults is associated with changes in brain structure and function as well as memory and attention.
Reporting to the Director, your research responsibilities will include: recruitment, screening eligible participants, scheduling interviews, obtaining informed consent, and administering study questionnaires. You will support the mental health care of the study participants and coordinate it with their primary care providers by providing protocolized management, track outcomes and communicate updates with primary care providers. Scheduling and preparing participants for onsite appointments and coordinate any follow-up appointments is also required. You will also be administering and scoring neuropsychometric assessments, and also scheduling, preparing, and escort study participants for laboratory visits and MRI visits.
Within these functions, the successful candidate will also be required to assist in recruitment through providing research presentations in the community, maintaining participant records and study logs, database management, and preparing data for presentations, reports, and peer-reviewed research papers. You will be conducting literature searches, preparing literature reviews, data- entry, exporting, cleaning and analysis, and preparing findings for presentations, peer reviewed research papers, and knowledge transfer activities and other administrative activities as required. The candidate must be able to work both independently and as part of an inter-professional team. You will support and contribute to a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position will involve evening work. This position is located at 1001 Queen Street, in Toronto and will involve travel within the Greater Toronto area. You will also be required to assist in recruitment and tasks of other studies.
The successful candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social sciences, neuroscience or related discipline, combined with one (1) year of relevant research, clinical or practical experience. Previous experience and training in administration of clinical questionnaires/assessments is an asset for this position. Previous experience and training in administration of clinical and neurocognitive questionnaires and rating scales is an asset for this position (WRAT-4, RBANS, D-KEFS, MoCA,, PHQ-9, SCID, ATHF, MADRS, PSS, WHODAS, FAS, CDR, MMSE, E-Cog). Prior research or service experience with individuals with depression is an asset.Research or service experience with individuals and/or families with mental health and addiction issues are required for this position. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and organization skills are required. Strong PC software skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), online academic search engines (e.g., PsycINFO, PubMed, Medline) and the ability to learn new programs as necessary is required. Previous study monitoring and quality assurance experience is an asset. Strong understanding of the regulatory system is an asset. Familiarity with conducting basic analyses using statistical packages (SPSS, SAS) and data interpretation is an asset. The successful candidate will have excellent capacity for self-directed learning/working, and require minimal supervision. The candidate needs to be detail-oriented, exercise initiative, good judgment and have the ability to multi-task and produce high-quality, accurate work while meeting deadlines and requirements. Experience in summarizing and presenting data for presentations is an asset. A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle are also required. Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language is an asset.
Please Note: This full-time, contract position lasting 12 months is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.
Salary Range: $24.18 - $32.25
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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.
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