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Research Officer, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline January 14, 2011

Research Officer (RO3/06B)
Requisition ID:  1001146 (Reply to )
Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)
Faculty / Division:  Faculty of Medicine


The mission of OTRU (Ontario Tobacco Research Unit) is to undertake a program of research, development, and dissemination of knowledge about effective tobacco control programs and policies. This position is involved in the performance of highly complex functions related to the monitoring and evaluation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy (SFOS).

Reporting to the Director of Evaluation, the incumbent will be involved in the research and development of a performance indicator monitoring system and related data collection and analysis. This work and its related analyses will underpin the province's tobacco control activities and inform research addressing economic, health and other tobacco policy related questions.




Education: Masters degree or better in the health or social sciences, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Three years experience with advanced statistical and analytical software, database design; knowledge of evaluation design and implementation, thorough knowledge of tobacco regulations and legislation, tobacco control programs, and tobacco control research.

Skills: PC in Windows environment; statistical, data management, project management, word-processing and presentation software; Internet and email.

Other: Ability to work independently and in concert with others in a fast-paced research environment; flexibility to work on multiple projects; demonstrated ability in project planning and design; exceptional writing and editing skills; familiarity with Internet; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; excellent data interpretation skills; highly developed organizational and time management skills.

Job Field: Research & Teaching
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Department: Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

Schedule: Full-time
Appointment Type: Grant - Term
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: 06B - - $63,077 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $80,594 - Pay Rates effective July 1, 2010.
Percentage of FTE: 100

Notes: This is a maternity leave position. Application Deadline is January 14, 2011

Travel: None

Job Posting: 03/Jan/11
Closing Date: 14/Jan/11