We’re hiring a Research Assistant/Coordinator!


The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR – http://www.cghr.org) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and Unity Health Toronto. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health, 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 are looking for a research assistant/coordinator candidate with a Health/Quantitative academic background to support us in various projects. The successful candidate will work closely with a team of multidisciplinary scientists and analysts working on large-scale epidemiological projects. The successful candidate will also work with project counterparts in international collaborative efforts. This is a full-time contract position for 1 year, renewable on satisfactory performance.


The successful candidate will work closely with researchers and project coordinators at CGHR to conduct data cleaning, entry, quality assurance, documentation and basic analysis for research in Global Health focused on large scale mortality studies in India and Africa. Their responsibilities will also include graphics support for publications, proof-reading of scientific material and administrative assistance as needed. Demonstrated ability to be an enthusiastic and self-motivated learner, work well independently and within a team, and be a critical thinker is essential to this position. The successful candidate will gain valuable experience and skills while contributing to a wide-range of projects in Global Health.


  • Master’s level or higher degree in biostatistics, public health, statistics, economics, maths, etc.
  • Familiarity of research methods/techniques, and demonstrated experience with research methods, statistical techniques, and quantitative methods is preferred
  • Attention to detail, a meticulous approach to work, time management skills, and ability to meet deadlines are all essential
  • Ability to collect, compile data and information in a presentable format
  • Working knowledge of statistical packages (please specify which in CV): R, STATA, and Adobe graphics packages, etc
  • Previous experience with ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases) will be an advantage
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and to adapt quickly to changing requirements
  • Excellent oral and writing skills
  • Must demonstrate an interest in health issues of developing countries
  • Any prior experience in global health research will be an asset.


HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and CV with three reference names/emails to cghr@smh.ca. Please quote “Research Assistant/Coordinator” in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: October 31, 2019 

CGHR thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CGHR has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

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