Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Toronto, Ontario


Independent Scientist
Sexual Behaviours Clinic
Complex Care and Recovery Program

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is the largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital in Canada, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in its field. Our services are delivered to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addictions. Our goal is to tailor treatment to each individual, providing patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated care.

The Sexual Behaviours Clinic (SBC) of the Complex Care and Recovery Program at CAMH provides services for people with sexual behaviours or urges that may have resulted in personal and/or legal difficulties. The clinic provides services which include assessment, individual & group counselling, family counselling, consultation to other agencies and professionals, pharmacological assessment and treatment related to sex drive. Our clients include people who have been convicted of a sexual offense (contact offenses or child pornography) and are serving community sentences. We also provide services to people who are distressed by their sexual interest and/or behaviours, both legal and non-legal and work with people who have intellectual disabilities, concurrent mental illness and/or substance abuse issues, who are experiencing challenges with their sexual behaviour.

Position Description
The SBC is seeking an Independent Scientist who will conduct research on individuals who have engaged in sexual offenses and/or have problematic sexual behaviours. The Scientist will help build the research program in the Sexual Behaviours Clinic, including the Phallometric Lab. This position will require working within a project based system but will also require independence and self-direction. The successful applicant will develop and conduct a program of research related to sexual violence and the prevention of sexual abuse as well as develop and conduct research studies to validate/evaluate use of phallometric stimuli. This research program will inform and enhance clinical practice within the program, promote research utilization and develop a plan to disseminate/implement research and project findings to appropriate audiences. The successful applicant will be responsible for the preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, lead (or assist) in the submission of grant proposals to external funding agencies, work closely with, and provide research support to clinical staff in the program who are involved in research and lead the implementation of research studies. This position requires working with interprofessional teams and clinical programs.

Other responsibilities include development of program evaluation activities and participation in quality improvement initiatives. The successful applicant will obtain a scientific appointment as Independent Scientist and comply with all associated responsibilities as set out in the CAMH Scientific Appointment Policy (i.e. complete research training, obtain a portfolio of external funding, publish in high impact peer-reviewed journals and supervise CAMH staff and/or students). The Scientist will also be self-directed and conduct research activities autonomously under the direction of a Senior Scientist, Director or Chair. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable standards and regulatory requirements. This position is located at 1001 Queen Street West.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D in Psychology. The applicant must have at least 3 years’ research experience in the field of sexual violence/sexology and have demonstrated expertise in research design, methodology, execution and statistical analysis. You will also have a strong academic record with a history of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Please indicate in your cover letter the scope of your practice areas. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required as is the ability to work effectively in a dynamic, inter-professional team environment. The ability to work with individuals of diverse ethnoracial and cultural backgrounds is required. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.



Please Note:              This full-time, permanent position is not part of any union Bargaining Unit

Salary Range:            Competitive salary and benefits package

If you are interested, please click the link to apply.

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute.  As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

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.

Posting Expiration Date: 
Fri, 2018-12-14 (All day)