Duration: Full-time, permanent
Wellesley Institute is a non-profit and non-partisan research and policy institute that focuses on health and health equity in the Greater Toronto Area. Wellesley Institute’s mission is to advance population health and reduce health inequities by driving change on the social determinants of health through applied research, effective policy solutions, knowledge mobilization, and innovation.
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 seeking a Quantitative Researcher, with knowledge of a broad range of methods, and experience in linking the social determinants of health to produce policy-relevant quantitative research for the Institute and its partners. The quantitative researcher will be responsible for initiating and carrying out policy-relevant research projects and providing support and supervision to staff with projects that have a quantitative component.
This position will report to our Director of Research.
We are looking for a researcher with strong quantitative skills who are excited by the vision of Wellesley Institute and want to work with our team.
Successful applicants will:
- Have a relevant degree at least master’s level or equivalent
- Expertise in quantitative research methods, including sampling strategies for diverse and hard-to-reach populations, data visualization, data management, bivariate tests, and multivariable research techniques (e.g., regression methods).
- Experience working with population-level datasets
- A high-level understanding of the social determinants of health, and health equity
- Be able to conceptualize and undertake original projects in applied health and social research.
- Sophisticated knowledge of at least one common statistical analysis package (e.g. SAS, Stata, R)
- A collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to research, that encourages working with others and supporting them in their work.
Ideally a successful applicant would also have:
- A proven record of communicating quantitative research findings to non-specialist audiences, especially policymakers
- Experience with mixed research methods
- We value the ability to work with communities and to work as part of a team.
We are located in downtown Toronto, but this position will be online only until at least the end of 2021.
Wellesley Institute is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from people from Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities, women, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ2S+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
$70,000 – $80,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.
How to Apply:
Send your resume and cover letter, including your comparative policy experience in a PDF to email@example.com, with Researcher in the subject line.
The final deadline for all applications will be August 18 at 11:59PM.
We thank everyone for taking the time to apply, however we will only be contacting those we wish to interview.