Full Job Description
Department: School of Occupational and Public Health
Position supervisor: Dr. Ian Young
Start date: May 9, 2022
Contract length: 12 months, with possibility for extension
Hours of work per week: 36.25
Position type: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Rate of pay: $50,000 per annum (including benefits)
Deadline to apply: Open until filled
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca.
Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson University is a distinctly urban, culturally diverse teaching and research institution. The School of Occupational and Public Health has 14 full-time faculty and 3 staff members, and is located in a state-of-the-art Health Sciences Complex. The School provides undergraduate programs in both occupational health and safety and public health, with diverse faculty research aimed at addressing critical societal needs and challenges related to occupational and public health.
Applications are invited for a one-year, full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) position to work with Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Ian Young in the School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University.
The position will involve conducting epidemiological modelling research to investigate the impact of extreme weather events on the burden of gastrointestinal illness in Ontario. The PDF will work closely with the PI, research assistants, and collaborators to conduct a time-series analysis of the association between extreme weather events and related factors (e.g., power outages) on the incidence of gastrointestinal illness. The PDF will also be involved in other ongoing research activities in this area. The PDF will have an opportunity to develop conference presentations and scientific manuscripts, as well as supervise student research assistants.
Required qualifications include:
- Within 3-5 years of having completed a PhD in epidemiology, public health, environmental health, or a closely related field (e.g., biostatistics)
- Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary research team
- Excellent English language communication skills (both verbal and written)
- Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including proficiency in at least one statistical analysis software (e.g., R, Stata, SAS)
- Strong record of research productivity
- Experience with longitudinal or time series data analysis
- Experience working in the areas of gastrointestinal/enteric illness, food safety, and/or water quality
How to apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a copy of your most significant peer-reviewed publication, and contact information for three references. Please email your application to Dr. Ian Young at [email protected]. Applications should be submitted in PDF or word formats. In the subject line please indicate: “PDF Application”. Applications will be continuously received and evaluated until the position is filled. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only candidates who are invited to an interview will be contacted.