Fellowship & Post-Doc Employment Opportunities, Toronto, Canada.

Denise Canso Denise_Canso at CAMH.NET
Sat Jan 14 19:20:11 EST 2012

The following two opportunities may be of interest to you or someone in your networks. Please share these opportunities with others. 
Thank you for your time and consideration.

Denise Canso MSc PMP
Research Manager | Center for Addiction and Mental Health
Social & Epidemiological Research | Social Aetiology of Mental Illness Training Program
455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 300  | Toronto, ON  | M5S 2G8 | Canada
T: 416.535.8501 ext. 7603 | F: 416.979.0564 |  E: denise_canso at camh.net


Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity
Social Equity and Health Research,
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health,Toronto, Canada

"A comparative study of pathways to first episode care for psychosis in three ethnic groups."

Project Description:

The Social Equity and Health Research section at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is seeking two (2) Postdoctoral Fellows. The successful candidate will be part of an established research team exploring pathways to care for first episode psychosis in people of African, Caribbean and European descent. You will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Research Analyst and other members of the study team.

Your primary responsibilities will include the analysis of quantitative pathways data, design and preparation of focus group themes and questions, conducting focus groups, analyzing transcription data and report writing. You will be required to contribute to other grant applications and manuscripts. The position is located at 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario.


The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in a relevant health sciences or social sciences field with a minimum of 3 years experience. You are familiar with mental health and addictions services research and have experience working with diverse populations. The successful candidate will have previous experience with data collection techniques and management of information - both qualitative and quantitative is required. Experience conducting focus groups, developing thematic coding manuals and analyzing qualitative data thematically is required.

The successful candidate should have the ability to explain complex issues in plain language both verbally and in writing. They will possess strong PC software skills including experience with Microsoft Office, statistical packages (SPSS, SAS), qualitative thematic coding programs (NVivo) and the ability to learn new programs quickly. The position requires strong interpersonal and communicative (oral/written) skills combined with creative problem-solving skills, flexibility, and self-direction with minimal supervision. Familiarity with SCID an asset.

The appointments will be for 1.5 years each starting March 1, 2012. Competitive compensation level.

Application deadline: January 30th, 2012.

Please include the names and contact information for 2 references in your application (please indicate your relationship to each reference, e.g. "Ph.D. supervisor"). Please address your application materials to Dr. Kwame McKenzie and email to Diyana_Yanova at camh.net . The subject line of your email should read: "ACE Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship".  Thank you for your time and consideration.

Dr. Kwame McKenzie
c/o Diyana Yanova
Email: Diyana_Yanova at camh.net

CIHR Fellowship Post-Masters/Post-Graduate MD Training Program.
CAMH/University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness (SAMI) Training Program announces its call for applications for the 2012 - 2013 Fellowship

Come join a growing network of international researchers who conduct investigations that lead to evidence-based practice, prevention and promotion work to support mental health.

Situated at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the University of Toronto, the Social Aetiology of Mental Ilness (SAMI) CIHR training program includes international partners from across the globe. It is the first training program of its kind dedicated to the study of the social determinants of mental health and addictions problems and issues.

Fellowships are for one year, fully funded, research-based, and will help topclass research students further develop their skills in investigating the social aetiology of mental illness. 

Application instructions are available at: http://knowledgex.camh.net/researchers/areas/sami/Pages/application.aspx

Deadline is March 1, 2012, 5:00pm EST.

Email: sami-information at camh.net

Learn more about our work and join one of our webinars! To register: http://knowledgex.camh.net/researchers/areas/sami/program/Pages/webinar.aspx

Thank you for your time and consideration.









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