Researcher (1 position, Full time, Permanent)
Wellesley Institute aims to improve health and health equity in Toronto. We are an independent, applied research and policy institute focused on urban population health. Formed with an endowment after the closure of the Wellesley Hospital, we uphold the tradition of improving health for marginalized populations by developing innovative policy solutions.
Wellesley is recognized as a credible and influential source of evidence-based policy alternatives and has had success in building equity into health reform. In addition to contributing to better knowledge and understanding of the dynamic and complex nature of the social determinants of health we have acted as a catalyst in building and sustaining multi-sector collaborations.
Our research is applied and aims to investigate promising policy ideas and to test their implementation. We use the full spectrum of methodologies, including literature reviews, policy analysis and primary quantitative and qualitative studies and work in partnership with stakeholders such as community, think tanks, government and universities.
We are looking for a researcher with strong quantitative skills who is excited by the vision of Wellesley Institute and wants to work with our team.
Successful applicants will:
- Have a relevant degree at a PhD level, or a Master’s level with 5 years of experience
- Have an understanding of epidemiological concepts in population health including sampling strategies for and data collection with diverse populations, use of mixed research methods, with strong analytical skills, particularly in quantitative analysis
- Be able to demonstrate their research interest and productivity in the area of the social determinants of health
- Be able to demonstrate their capacity to undertake applied health and social research
- Have a demonstrated ability to identify the policy implications of their research.
We value the ability to work with communities and to work in a team, including the ability to mentor junior researchers. We look for individuals with strong communications and presentation skills, who are able to successfully manage multiple projects within tight timelines.
Specific expertise in Wellesley Institute’s current areas of focus will be an advantage but the overall capacity of the applicant to help us meet our long-term goals and vision will be paramount.
Wellesley is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from Toronto’s diverse population.
Our offices are located on the Yonge line at Summerhill station and are fully accessible (although Summerhill station, unfortunately, is not).
We have a generous benefits package and salaries in line with university pay-scales.
If you are a researcher who wants to make a difference to health and health equity in the GTA, apply to join our team.
How To Apply
Send your resume and cover letter in a PDF to email@example.com, with Wellesley Institute Researcher in the subject line.
If you have any questions please send these by email making it clear this is a question about the posts. No phone calls please.
The final deadline for all applications will be September 15th, 2017 5:00 p.m.
We thank everyone for taking the time to apply, however, we will only be contacting those we wish to interview.