KT Scientist position


Project Scientist – Knowledge Translation

Initial Assignment:  Nicotine Dependence Clinic

The Nicotine Dependence Clinic in the Addictions Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is a service that integrates clinical services, research, policy and knowledge translation in tobacco cessation/harm reduction.  We are currently seeking a Project Scientist with specialization and expertise in knowledge translation and evaluation to contribute/take a lead role in knowledge translation research, specifically in the collaborative, clinical research, training and knowledge exchange activities of the Nicotine Dependence Clinic.  Reporting to the Clinical Director of the Addictions Program, the successful candidate will direct knowledge transfer and exchange activities, developing communication documents to disseminate knowledge and findings from the Tobacco Control Projects in the Nicotine Dependence Clinic.  The Scientist will be instrumental in developing and conducting research, promoting research utilization and developing a plan to disseminate/implement research and project findings to appropriate audiences.  The person will also be responsible for engaging with external stakeholders, in person, in print, and online. S/he will assist with planning and implementing the meetings, brainstorming sessions, and other communication items as required.  Together with the Leadership Team, the position will be involved in the planning, development and the dissemination of internal and external communications items, including the electronic portals.  S/he will also build and support collaborations, both internally and externally, to create a learning community, and with external stakeholder partners, building longer-term and mutually beneficially relationships, with both commercial and not-for-profit sectors.  The Project Scientist in collaboration with the PI- Dr. Peter Selby will be responsible for preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.  The project scientist will also play a key role in the submission of grant proposals to external funding agencies.  While operating within the context of a project based system, you will be required to demonstrate independence and self-direction.  Responsibilities may also include providing consultative and technical assistance to the government, planning bodies and community organizations. 


The applicant is required to have a Ph.D. in the social or health sciences and specialized expertise in knowledge translation, community building, networking, and communications.  The applicant must have solid grounding in research and or evaluation and have an appreciation of mixed methods, regardless of disciplinary background.  Applicants must have a proven track record in the acquisition of external funding, and peer reviewed publications.  Demonstrated ability to successfully undertake knowledge translation activities is required.  The incumbent will have considerable experience working in a university research setting, with large, interdisciplinary teams, and managing complex projects.  Travel may be required.  Experience in tobacco and/or addictions will be considered an asset.  The candidate will have excellent interpersonal and team-building skills and a demonstrated capacity for establishing research collaborations in educational and community settings.  You will also have demonstrated: the ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary setting; the capacity for working with diverse communities; the ability to provide leadership.  Strong interpersonal skills are essential.  Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

Please note:  This full-time, 12-month contract position is NOT part of any Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range:                      Competitive salary and benefits.

Please forward your résumé to:

 Human Resources

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

1001 Queen Street West

Toronto, Ontario

M6J 1H4                  Fax:  (416) 583-4316

E-mail: jobs@camh.net

 Posting Date:  April 18, 2011                       

Closing Date:  April 28, 2011 by 5pm                                      

File Number:                         11048   

 As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental healthand substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.