Research Scientist - Centre for Health and Community Research (Grant Funded)

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Position Type:
Staff Position
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Centre for Health and Community Research - Faculty of Business
Research Scientist
Full Time One-Year Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week 

Commensurate with qualifications


As soon as possible for One-Year Term (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Centre for Health and Community Research (CHCR) at the University of Prince Edward Island seeks applications for the position of Research Scientist. The CHCR works closely with researchers and stakeholders from UPEI and other Canadian universities, health authorities, and governments on projects aiming to improve health care delivery and policy making for the wellbeing of Islanders and Island communities. 

In collaboration with Dr. Kathleen Carroll of the Yale School of Medicine, the CHCR is currently introducing an innovative substance abuse therapy, Computer Based Training for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT4CBT) to Canada.  The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for the strategic nation-wide scale out of this program.  Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation, evaluation, and modification of the program for key target populations: youth, indigenous, and offender populations.   The successful candidate will be a skilled qualitative researcher and strategic thinker, with extensive experience in program development and implementation in the area of mental health and addictions. 

In addition to providing oversight to this area of research, the successful candidate will work with the CHCR Director and Research Project Manager to provide scientific expertise and stakeholder engagement for existing and future CHCR research projects.


The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties:

• Effectively develop and manage relations with key, high level stakeholders across Canada with respect to the implementation, evaluation, modification, and commercialization of CBT4CBT (e.g., government, health authorities/providers, industry, academic partners, national mental health and addictions organizations)
• Oversee and approve the scoping, planning, design, development, and execution of qualitative research projects and evaluation studies
• Oversee and approve qualitative data collection, management, and analysis
• Oversee and approve report and manuscript creation
• Seek out and prepare applications for funding opportunities to further this and other programs of research
• Conduct research activities including but not limited to completing research ethics board submissions, supporting the development of grant applications, presenting research results to patients, other stakeholders, and to academic audiences
• Ensure reporting requirements for funders are met
• Manage CHCR human resource requirements and provide oversight to the work of CHCR research staff in the respective areas of responsibility (e.g. participating in recruitment processes, supervising staff, evaluating performance, and facilitating professional development)
• Track project expenditures, monitor accounts and create fiscal year operating budgets


• Applicants should have a graduate degree in a relevant field
• Significant experience in planning, leading, and executing qualitative research projects (minimum 5 years) is required
• Significant experience in program development and implementation in the mental health and addictions field (minimum 5 years)
• Significant experience (minimum 5 years) in collaborating and engaging with various stakeholders in the field of mental health and addictions (e.g., academic researchers, federal and provincial governments, community-based organizations, health authorities and providers, national organizations)
• Experience working with Indigenous populations and organizations is required
• Experience working with marginalized or vulnerable populations is required
• Experience working in a correctional setting or significant knowledge of the provincial and federal correctional system would be considered a strong asset
• Demonstrated success in developing and establishing new research projects and writing research grant proposals
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
• Experience in staff supervision
• Experience in budget oversight and management

Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.