Notices

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Fellowship Opportunity

Clinical Fellow Medication and Psychological Psychosis Services (MAPPS), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto Position Description: The MAPPS clinic combines clinical care and research aimed at advancing our treatment and understanding of schizophrenia. Focus is on medication assessment, treatment resistance, clozapine initiation/maintenance, and side effects including metabolic dysfunction. The service is currently inviting applications for one fellowship position. Trainees should have an MD and be eligible to practice in Ontario or be eligible for an educational license (i.e., having completed residency). The successful candidate will be involved in providing care to some of the most complex patients with psychosis, and in this role be a part of a multidisciplinary team of experts in the area. They will also have an opportunity to participate in clinical research. Research undertaken within MAPPS includes clinical trials, pre-clinical studies, and imaging, thus providing a broad range of opportunities. The candidate will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork, and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at 1051 Queen Street West, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto. Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess an MD and would have completed their residency in psychiatry. You will have knowledge of, and clinical experience working with, mental health populations. Expertise in clinical interviewing and assessment is required. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively and independently in a fast-paced clinical environment are also essential. The position is available as of January 2022 (1 year). Dates can be negotiated. The position will be supported by clinical billings, and the applicant must be eligible to obtain a full or educational license from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). Interested applicants should send their CV and contact information for two referees to Dr. Gary Remington (Gary.Remington@camh.ca).

Research Assistant Flores Lab

Research assistant-full time-molecular methods Summary of position: The laboratory of Dr. Cecilia Flores (lab website) at McGill University is looking for a full time Research Assistant with experience in molecular biology methods to join her dynamic translational research group Description of tasks: • Perform molecular biology experiments • Perform basic lab experiments Required qualifications: Bachelor degree or equivalent Required skills: • Experience working with quantitative molecular biology methods • Excellent organizational skills Required abilities: • Able to work independently and take initiative • Good interpersonal communication skills Location of work: Douglas Research Centre Work schedule: 35 hours/week Salary: Depending on experience & in accordance with the Douglas Institute guidelines. Instructions for submitting application: Send CV to Mira Thakur at thamir22@gmail.com (cc to cecilia.flores@mcgill.ca)

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cannabis Research McMaster University

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cannabis Research Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research/Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research McMaster University/St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton The Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research (MGD CMCR) and Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research at McMaster University/St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) are inviting applicants for postdoctoral fellowships in the area of cannabis research. The fellow will work closely with mentors from the Centres’ faculty to gain new skills and contribute to existing projects. The Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research is a multidisciplinary leader in medicinal cannabis research. The Centre is led by the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This initiative leverages McMaster University’s world-renowned expertise in health research and evidence-based medicine to create a hub for evidence-based data and innovative research. The Centre is a partnership between McMaster University, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research and the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. The Peter Boris Centre is a nexus for translational addiction research in the Hamilton area and beyond. The current opportunity is to work with researchers and mentors to gain new skills, develop their personal research programs, and contribute to existing cannabis projects. Research foci will primarily be in the area of risks and harms of cannabis, but prospective candidates interested in medical benefits will also be considered. Eligible applicants will have: • completed a PhD degree, with training in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or related fields • background in mental health and addictions, preferably with cannabis research • expertise in data collection, analysis and different methodologies (e.g. neurocognitive performance, fMRI) • a publication record in cannabis or addiction research more broadly • excellent English writing and communication skills Successful candidates will also be intellectually curious, highly motivated individuals who work well both independently and in teams, and are driven to develop a personal research program. The fellowship will be for one year and renewable pending performance and availability of funding. Key Objectives and Responsibilities: • Professional development regarding knowledge transmission through abstracts, presentations, manuscripts • Teaching under/graduate students about research methods • Apply specialized knowledge and scientific principles to review, critically appraise and interpret published scientific literature. • Write scientific papers, funding proposals, and abstracts. • Prepare oral and poster presentations for scientific conferences. • Liaise between the project centre and remote project sites and personnel. • Work collaboratively with research team members and partners in the project. • Work flexible hours to conduct interviews with participants and other research team members. • Document, analyze, interpret, and communicate data and results. • Research material and conduct are handled per established protocols, policies, and procedures. To apply, applicants should submit a current CV, letter of interest and contact information for 3 professional references to Dr. Iris Balodis (balodisi@mcmaster.ca). Within the letter, applicants should describe their rationale for applying. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Hamilton is a major hub in the ‘Greater Toronto Hamilton Area’ and is known for high quality of life and low cost of living. Hamilton has a vigorous economy, a vibrant arts community, outstanding restaurants, affordable housing, and hundreds of acres of conservation lands and national gardens. It is also part of the GO Train system for commuting from nearby municipalities, including Toronto. Virtual options are available in light of COVID-19. McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.