We are Hiring!

The APEAL Lab is hiring two senior research associates – one research psychologist and one epidemiologist/biostatistician – for an ongoing project on military mental health. The project is in partnership with the Department of National Defence.

The primary responsibility of the Senior Research Associates will be to act as lead researchers for several sub-projects on the epidemiology of mental illness in the Canadian military, using data from the Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey. The Senior Research Associates will work on location at the Department of National Defence, under the supervision of Dr. Colman (uOttawa) and Dr. Mark Zamorski (DND).

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to write first-author papers.


  • Independently lead studies of the epidemiology of military health using existing data sources, including:
  1. Design study protocols
  2. Design and implement advanced data analysis plans for projects
  3. Lead discussion of implications of research results with research collaborators
  4. Prepare conference presentations and written manuscripts for peer-review publication
  5. Communicate with research collaborators to facilitate new study initiation and ongoing study completion

How to Apply

If you are interested in either position and meet the requirements listed below, please send an email to Dr. Ian Colman at icolman@uottawa.ca. Please include a cover letter, a CV and the contact details for three referees. We look forward to hearing from you.



  • Master’s or doctoral degree in epidemiology, psychology, biostatistics, or equivalent is required.

Experience, skills and abilities

Experience with the following is necessary:

  • 3-5 years experience as an independent researcher
  • analyzing large epidemiological databases and interpreting results of these analyses
  • using statistical software such as SPSS, Stata or SAS, with demonstrated abilities in data linkage, manipulation and statistical analysis.
  • managing epidemiologic and/or statistical research projects from proposal writing to dissemination of results
  • demonstrated leadership skills in collaborating with other researchers
  • authoring peer-reviewed manuscripts

Experience with the following would be an asset:

  • training in psychology or psychiatry
  • research on military mental health
  • psychometric analysis
  • presenting research results at scientific conferences

In addition to the above data analysis skills, the following qualities are essential:

  • must be conscientious in attention to detail
  • must have effective oral and written communication skills in English
  • must be able to work within time constraints
  • must be able and willing to learn new data analysis techniques
  • must be proactive and willing to take initiative, as well as to follow directions


Salary will be commensurate with experience


12-month contract with possibility of renewal

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