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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 12/31/2019

Reference Number: 000001274
Posted Date: 11/29/2019
Closing Date: 12/31/2019

Department: LTRI Psychiatry
Position: Psychological Research Associate

POSITION TITLE Psychological Research Associate
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Temporary Part Time
HOURS OF WORK 22.5 hours per week, due to the nature of the position, additional or varied hours are required.
REPORTS TO Principal Investigator


The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research.  With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer and women’s and infants’ health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators.  Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research. 

To support us on our journey, the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute part of the Sinai Health System welcomes applications for experienced Research Behavioral Intervention Counsellors to work within the Department of Psychiatry participate on a large-scale research study that endeavors to implement and evaluate the delivery of a brief, evidence-based, psychological intervention for perinatal depression and anxiety. This project is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

Dr. Daisy Singla has received an award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to embark on a collaborative project, across three hospital sites in Toronto, investigating scalable models to improve access to psychological treatments for perinatal women. The Psychological Research Associate would play an integral role in providing clinical guidance and best practice oversight for clinical study staff as well as the recruitment process. The ideal applicant for this position would be trained in Behavioural Activation Therapy. The Psychological Research Associate will report to Dr. Singla (PI) and work closely with clinical leads in Toronto and the US.

The successful candidate will be housed in the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH) and the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute.

This temporary part time assignment is expected to last for twelve (12) months, with possibility of renewal.


Responsibilities of the Psychological Research Associate include but are not limited to:

  • Use participant and treatment provider feedback to manage and modify implementation of intervention at one of the three clinical sites.
  • Trains staff/researchers with respect to proper techniques of the data collection and to understanding and interpretation of the collected data.
  • Provides clinical oversight and supervision to clinical research personnel, including ensuring fidelity to treatment, appropriate study documentation and ensuring correct implementation of trial data in  accordance of  approved ethical procedures.    
  • Participate in team meetings and staff training.
  • Provides significant clinical and scientific input for a large multi-site research trial.
  • Participates in the preparation of research reports, articles for publication, protocols, manuals, letters of intent, grant proposals and presentations.

Job Requirements

  • Successful completion of a PhD degree in Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology.
  • Registered with College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).
  • Expert in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and preferably Behavioural Activation for patients with depression or anxiety.
  • Previous experience in supervising or co-supervising therapists in evidence-based psychological treatments for depression and/or anxiety.
  • Recent and related experience in mental health research.
  • Familiarity and experience working with perinatal populations.
  • Ability to work accurately and effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance history.


Posting open until December 31, 2019. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

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