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Research position (Qualitative Analysis): Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline: October 28, 2011

Research position (Qualitative Analysis): Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto)

Under direction of the Principal Investigator, the incumbent will provide support for health-related research activities centred on health policy and tobacco company product marketing. Main duties will include one or more of the following: preparing written reports, interpretive (semiotic) analysis of tobacco company marketing material, conducting focus groups with youth and young adults on tobacco industry marketing tactics, and assisting in the preparation of an encyclopaedia of textual/graphic design elements used by the packaging industry to promote products. 


  • Masters degree in Health or Social Sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in qualitative research methods (semiotic analysis, focus groups or interviewing)
  • Experience in conducting literature searches, reviews, and syntheses
  • High-level writing skills
  • Knowledge of semiotic analysis, critical discourse analysis, marketing, packaging design elements, tobacco control, and tobacco industry document analyses would be an asset
  • Excellent organizational skills

Start date for this position is as soon as possible. This grant funded position ends March 31, 2011.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Emily Di Sante: Emily_DiSante@camh.netby Friday, October 28.