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Health Economist

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Deadline: September 27, 2019  12:00:00 am


Health Economist

Institute for Mental Health Policy Research (IMHPR)

 As Canada’s largest mental health care provider, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health provides evidence to drive system and policy change through the implementation of innovations and novel service delivery interventions. Housed within the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research (IMHPR), the Health Economist will play a critical role in producing this evidence and evaluating these innovations and interventions with the ultimate goal of strengthening CAMH’s position as a national expert in the development and dissemination of cost-effective mental health service delivery solutions.

Job description:

The IMHPR is seeking an individual with a track record of or demonstrable interest in mental health economics and policy research. The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of economic theory, advanced econometrics, principles of economic evaluation, and health services research methodology. They will prepare manuscripts for publications in peer-reviewed journals and will play a lead role as the principal investigator in the submission of grant proposals to external funding agencies. In addition, the successful candidate will hold an appointment at the University of Toronto, which will involve teaching and graduate student supervision responsibilities. As part of a larger scientific team, the Health Economist will be expected to play a key facilitation role in building a productive scientific team and mentoring and training research staff, post-doctoral fellows and research trainees. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to conducting and fostering research and enthusiasm about participating in multidisciplinary research and training activities. In addition, the successful candidate will support a workplace which embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements.  The position is primarily located at 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Lead projects on mental health economics and policy research
Prepare manuscripts for publication in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals
Apply for external funding for mental health economics and policy research-related projects
Provide teaching support and take on supervisory roles at the University of Toronto
Undertake CAMH-related economic evaluations as well as provide related support in the submission of grant proposals to external funding agencies

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

PhD. in Economics, Health Economics or a closely related field
Excellent understanding of principles of economic theory, advanced econometrics, economic evaluation, and health service research
Excellent (proven) track record and aptitude in writing peer-reviewed publications
Expertise in research design and management of research projects, and quantitative methods, including the ability to conduct high level statistical analyses, such as multivariate regression analysis, time series and structural equation modelling
Experience in working with large datasets, such as survey and/or administrative health care data
Skills in computer-based economics and statistical modeling
Experience and/or success in applying for funding
Experience working in a highly team-focused environment with multi-disciplinary team members from diverse backgrounds
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with colleagues and supervise junior staff
Strong networking and partnership building skills
Commitment to high quality work and attention to detail
Excellent communication skills (written, oral and presentation)
Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language is an asset
Please note: This full time permanent position is NOT part of any bargaining unit.

Salary Range: Competitive salary and benefits package.

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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.


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