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Job Title:Research Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Available Spots: 1
Union: Non-Union
Supervisor: Dr. Martin Osmond
Classification:5-year term position, renewable

The CHEO Psychiatry Associates (the CPA), in partnership with the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine, the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, invites applications for a Research Chair position in the Child and Youth Mental Health research program.


The CHEO Research Institute is an Affiliated Research Institute of the University of Ottawa and is the research arm of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. As a major health services and patient-centered care research organization, the CHEO Research Institute is dedicated to finding solutions to mental health problems and the development of promising practices to improve clinical care of children and adolescents with mental health conditions.


The Research Chair will play a pivotal role in building capacity for research in clinical psychiatry or mental health services within the CPA, the CHEO Research Institute and the Faculty of Medicine. The Chair will be expected to conduct rigorous, relevant, and innovative research that drives knowledge to action in the area of child and youth mental health.


The successful candidate will be expected to lead an independent and innovative research program in the area of child and youth clinical psychiatry or mental health services. This could include: developing or testing innovative treatments; developing or validating psychiatric assessments or outcomes measurement procedures; developing or implementing preventive interventions; or working to improve mental health care service delivery for children, youth and their families. The successful candidate will receive an academic appointment within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, and an appointment as Scientist within the CHEO Research Institute.


Title of the position: Research Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Duties: The successful candidate will be provided with 0.6 FTE research time and 0.4 FTE for clinical duties as a child and adolescent psychiatrist at CHEO. The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) research; b) teaching activities; c) academic service activities, d) supervision of graduate students.

Terms: 5-year term position, renewable.

Wage: $260,000-$350,000/year (remuneration varies depending on university rank, academic and clinical productivity); 6 weeks paid vacation; 2 weeks paid conference time; financial support for conference attendance.

Location of work: CHEO Research Institute, 401 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1

Relocation expenses: Successful candidate is eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with CHEO Research Institute policy.

Contact information: Ms. Judy Currie, Director of Human Resources, CHEO Research Institute. Telephone: 613-737-7600 Ext: 4143

Skills requirements:

-          Education: MD or MD/PhD in child and adolescent psychiatry is essential.

-          Work experience: Over 5 years of exceptional productivity and a demonstrated excellent research track record of innovation in clinical psychiatry or mental health services research. A strong track record in interdisciplinary collaboration, resourcefulness, and excellent communication skills in either English or French. English-French bilingualism is an asset.


Application deadline: February 15, 2019. Note: applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


A brief statement indicating research interests should be submitted together with a curriculum vitae and three confidential letters of reference to:


Dr. Martin Osmond

Co-Chair, Selection Committee

CEO and Scientific Director

CHEO Research Institute

401 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1

Or by email: subject line “Research Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry”


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate your current status. The University of Ottawa and CHEO Research Institute are equal opportunity employers. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Director of Human Resources, CHEO Research Institute at 613-737-7600 x 4143. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

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