Research and General Support

FULL TIME, TORONTO

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 St Michael’s Hospital. 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 are looking for a 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, researchers and analysts working on large-scale epidemiological projects in the Toronto, Bangalore and Delhi offices. The successful candidate will also work with project counterparts in international collaborative efforts. This is a full-time contract position, starting November 2017.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will work closely with researchers and project coordinators at CGHR to conduct data cleaning, data entry, quality assurance, documentation and basic analysis for research in Global Health. 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree in biostatistics, public health, statistics, economics, maths etc.
  • Familiarity with research methods / techniques, and demonstrated experience with research methods, statistical techniques and quantitative methods are preferred
  • Ability to collect, compile data and information in a presentable format
  • Working knowledge in statistical packages including R, STATA etc. is needed
  • Experience conducting Systematic Reviews is an advantage
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • An eye for detail, a meticulous approach to work, time management skills, and ability to meet deadlines is essential
  • 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 references to: cghr@smh.ca. Please quote “Research and General Support Position” in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: Sept 30, 2017

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.