Scientist, Psychiatry

Toronto, Canada
Full Time

Job Summary

Winterlight is currently seeking a research scientist to oversee our internal and external research projects in psychiatry, including our work in depression and schizophrenia.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Serving as lead investigator for clinical R&D projects in psychiatry
  • Developing research protocols and managing IRB submissions
  • Tracking and applying for relevant grants that would help Winterlight collect more data and validate its algorithms in these disease areas
  • Writing, submitting, and presenting conference abstracts locally and internationally
  • Leading the creation of peer-reviewed publications for internal clinical R&D projects
  • Working collaboratively with the management and product teams to identify and execute on important areas of clinical R&D
  • Being an expert on Winterlight’s psychiatric biomarkers, presenting data to scientific partners and supporting the sales team
  • Acting as the primary liaison and managing relationships between Winterlight and our scientific partners working in psychiatric disease
  • Working with the product team to scope the development of feature requests from partners
  • Collaborating with and supervising research assistants and biostatisticians

Required Qualifications

  • A PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Medical Sciences, or equivalent, with a focus on psychiatric disease (ideally depression and/or schizophrenia)
  • Familiarity with psychiatric assessment, ability to administer standard assessments is a significant asset
  • Experience working in clinical trials is a significant asset
  • Background in psychology of language or linguistics is an asset
  • Multiple recent publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Extensive contacts with key opinion leaders within the field is an asset
  • Ability to travel once per month for conferences and meeting with clients, upon the return of safe travel conditions
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, startup environment

Additional Information

Winterlight Labs is a fast growing startup based in Toronto that is developing digital biomarkers to measure neurological and psychiatric conditions. Our machine learning based technology analyzes both the acoustics and content of speech and language, to help identify disease and quantify its severity. We work with life science companies, academia, and senior care companies to improve clinical trials, quality of care, and health outcomes.

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive compensation with equity options.
  • Health and dental insurance.
  • Generous work from home policy.
  • 4 weeks vacation.
  • Winter holiday week off.
  • Half-day Fridays in July and August.
  • Office is a 2-minute walk from Yonge & Bloor which is home to many restaurants, amenities and transit options.

To apply, send your resume to with "Scientist, Psychiatry" in the subject line.

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