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The Institute of Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, is seeking to hire a Research Analyst 1 on a casual basis. The Research Analyst will principally contribute to the provision of evidence-based input to policy, intervention and program development to governments at different levels, primarily in the two areas of 1) cannabis control and policy (and current impending policy reforms) and b) corrections, substance use and mental health. Areas of work will largely include evidence-based intervention for and regulation of current criminal behaviors related to cannabis, including illicit use and procurement, black markets and illegal production and distribution of cannabis products; and prevention and treatment interventions for substance use and/or mental health and related risks in correctional populations. Reporting to a Senior Scientist, the Research Analyst will work in close collaboration with other research analysts and/or knowledge brokers in this area. Among other key responsibilities, the incumbent will conduct (systematic or other) data/literature searches, assist in preparing literature/data reviews, reports or briefs, perform rapid scans, organize literature bibliographically and generally support scientific input and transfer to the evidence-based policy process in the substance use, health/crime and policy field. The successful applicant will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. This position will be located at 33 Russell Street.
- The successful candidate will have at minimum, a Baccalaureate in social or health science, with the strong preference of a degree in criminology and/or criminal justice studies in addition to one year of relevant experience
- The applicant ideally will have a basic understanding of concepts and information in the area of substance use, related health and crime issues; evidence policy making and program development; and the organization of criminal justice and correctional systems in Canada.
- A basic knowledge of concepts and techniques in epidemiological, intervention and policy research methods, as well as research design and data analysis methods (including systematic/evidence reviews) is preferred..
- Familiarity with basic scientific databases, search strategies and bibliographic administration tools is required.
- Excellent organization, coordination with demonstrated oral/written communication skills; as well as independent and team-work ability is required. .
- Diversity is one of CAMH's core values and commitments; candidates require the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- The ability to work in a diverse disciplinary and/or multi-regional/international team setting is required. Bilingualism (French/English) would be an asset.