Job Posting: Summer Student May – Aug 2015 (Full time, Toronto)

The position has been filled as of May 14th.

Summer Student: May – August, 2015 (Full time, Toronto)

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The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Government of India, and documents causes of death across the country. We have our offices in New Delhi and Bangalore in India with our head-office in Toronto, Canada.

We are looking for a summer student to join our interdisciplinary team of scientists and analysts. Under the supervision of CGHR’s scientists the successful candidate will work to improve and ensure the quality and functionality of the extensive databases that underlie CGHR’s work.

This is a full time, 4-month position located in Toronto.


The successful candidate must have strong quantitative skills and a keen interest in global health issues. S/he will work closely with our database managers to clean, organise, and manipulate data. The summer student will be responsible for organising, restructuring and documenting existing and new databases for easy and smooth migration to a new integrated database platform. S/he will also work closely with our researchers as needed to assist them in literature reviews and analysis of global and country-level data for various projects.


  • Has at least 2-3 years of university education
  • Strong quantitative skills including core courses in biostatistics, maths, statistics etc.
  • Experience in cleaning and organizing large datasets
  • Demonstrated ability to be extremely meticulous and detail oriented
  • Training or experience in epidemiology will be preferred
  • Experience in working with statistical packages like STATA, SAS, SPSS or R will be preferred
  • Some understanding of large scale survey design and framework will be preferred
  • Experience of handling large scale survey data will be an added advantage
  • Clinical training will be an added advantage
  • Please send a cover letter and CV with references to, and quote “Summer Student-CGHR” in the subject line.

    Deadline for applications: April 29, 2014
    CGHR has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

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