Research Associate-Term

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Research Associate-Term

Date Posted: 02/18/2021
Req ID:2863
Faculty/Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time Limited Term Research Associate position with primary research interests in occupational health, infectious disease controls and practices, workplace stress, and COVID-19. The successful candidate will contribute by way of their research expertise to a multi-site study investigating workplace factors that may increase or decrease the risk of COVID-19 infection (and serology) among professional paramedics in BC and Ontario. Reporting to the Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor (Status) Tracy Kirkham, the Research Associate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, and paramedic practitioners. The Research Associate will be based out of DLSPH, but will also work in collaboration with the BC research team. To learn more about the study please visit the study website (

The successful candidate will take a leading role in the Ontario-based research activities including but not limited to: data collection and comprehensive analysis, development and modification of research methods, data management and quality assurances, and direction and supervision of other research staff and students. The candidate will liaise and provide advice and support, with national research partners and study team members, in developing research protocols and grant submissions, preparation and submission of manuscripts and abstracts for peer-reviewed publication, conducting literature reviews, preparing reports for stakeholders, preparing and delivering presentations to stakeholders and scientific audiences, and developing health and safety guidelines.


The successful candidate must possess a PhD degree in a subject related to occupational health, occupational hygiene, epidemiology, public health, psychology or another health-related field.

In addition, the candidate must have: demonstrated success in the writing and preparation of manuscripts, presentations, reports, briefs and scientific abstracts; for peer-reviewed journals; experience conducting research in a relevant field; display strong written and oral English communication skills; work well in a team environment; and be self-motivated and able to work independently in a fast paced study. Working knowledge and experience with programing using statistical software (e.g., R or SAS) is preferred.

Note: This is a term position ending March 2022.

Closing Date: 02/25/2021,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Research Associate
Appointment Type: Grant - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: R01 -- Research Associates (Limited Term): $45,491 - $85,295
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 2/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time