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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Bloorview Research Institute

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline July 23, 2013

Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Status: Temporary Full-time (1.00 FTE) (Maximum 535 hours, approximately 4 months)
Program: Bloorview Research Institute
Salary: Min: $24.03 to Job: $27.29

Applications are invited for a temporary, full-time post-doctoral (~4-month contract, maximum 535 hours) position with experience and interest in the social inclusion and employment of people with disabilities. This fellow will work alongside a Scientist within the Participation and Inclusion theme in the Bloorview Research Institute (fully affiliated with the University of Toronto) and multi-disciplinary research team. This fellow will be responsible for conducting a scoping review for a SSHRC knowledge synthesis grant “Improving the participation of under-utilized talent of people with disabilities in the Canadian labour market”. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for preparing reports and presentations for multiple audiences (academics, policy-makers), and writing peer-reviewed publications. Please submit a resume along with a customized cover letter outlining how your training and experience meet each the criteria below. Please include a relevant, first-authored sample of your writing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a scoping review on improving the participation of under-utilized talent of people with disabilities in the Canadian labour market
  • Search and maintain bibliographic databases
  • Synthesize evidence and generate summary reports
  • Support data management, analysis and interpretation and knowledge mobilization activities
  • Organize team meetings, report progress to investigators and work with multi-disciplinary colleagues
  • Supervise research assistants, trainees and volunteers
  • Contribute to grant writing as necessary
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives, support the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment and advance a culture of client/patient safety through work and daily practices
  • Other duties as assigned  


  • PhD in Sociology, Psychology, Disability Studies, or Rehabilitation Science (or other relevant social science with experience in the inclusion of people with disabilities)
  • Strong academic record (evidence of first-authored publications, preferred)
  • Minimum 2 years of research experience, preferred
  • Demonstrated research experience and interest in disability studies, preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet multiple deadlines and prioritize work
  • Experience conducting scoping reviews, critically appraising and synthesizing evidence, preferred
  • Experience using a reference manager system, required
  • Excellent organization, time management, and priority setting skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
  • Advanced word processing skills (proficient in MS Office, Excel, point, REFworks and Endnotes), required
  • Ability to pay meticulous attention to detail and consistently produce high quality work
  • Ability to write for multiple audiences (academic, lay, policy decision-makers), required
  • Experience with knowledge mobilization, preferred

All interested candidates are invited to submit their application on line by visiting: