Postdoctoral Fellow - Institute for Mental Health Policy Research

Posting Expiry

30 April 2020 - 12:00am

 

The Institute for Mental Health Policy Research (IMHPR) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work in the area of cannabis, mental health and HIV. The successful candidate will report to an independent scientist and be expected to contribute to a multidisciplinary team, liaise with community investigators, support the execution of all aspects of a program of research, conduct data analysis, and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements.

The research program focuses on the impacts of cannabis legalization on the mental health of people living with HIV. The program involves three projects to: (1) investigate before-after legalization changes in cannabis use, mental health outcomes and disorders, and health care utilization among Ontarians living with HIV; (2) produce a comprehensive profile of Ontarians with HIV who use cannabis for recreational and/or medical purposes; and (3) document the current practice of medical cannabis prescribing and care for people with HIV, and its barriers and facilitators in the context of recreational legalization. We will use data from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Cohort Study (OCS) and its established linkage with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) data holdings, and new, primary questionnaire data collected from OCS participants and health care providers.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in clinical epidemiology, epidemiology, public health, psychology, or a related field, obtained in the last 3 years. The successful candidate will have a strong background in mental health and addiction research. The candidate will have demonstrated experience in all stages of research, including research project management; quantitative methods, including advanced statistical analyses such as regressions and other multivariate approaches; analyses of large datasets; and report writing. Additional requirements include excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, problem solving skills and excellent communication skills (written, oral and presentation). The candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. This position is located at 33 Russell St., Toronto.

This post-doctoral fellowship is for one year, renewable for a second year, and carries a competitive stipend. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Those who wish to apply should submit an application letter outlining their research interest and a curriculum vitae. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be sent via email to Dr. Sergio Rueda: sergio.rueda@camh.ca.

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people 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.