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Researchers, The Wellesley Institute

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline January 15, 2015

Researchers - 4 Positions Available

The Wellesley Institute is a Toronto-based non-profit and non-partisan research and policy institute. We focus on developing research, policy and community mobilization to advance population health.
Vision: A healthier and more equitable Greater Toronto Area for all.
Mission: Advance population health and reduce health inequities by driving change on the so¬cial determinants of health through applied research, effective policy solutions, knowledge mobilization, and innovation.

General Information:

Wellesley is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage applications from Toronto’s diverse population.  Our offices are located on the Yonge line at Summerhill station and are fully accessible (although Summerhill station, unfortunately, is not).  We have a generous benefits package and salaries in line with university pay-scales.  If you are a researcher who wants to make a difference to health and health equity in the GTA, apply to join our team.

Job Summary (3 full time positions plus 1 full time contract position)

Our research is applied and aims to investigate promising policy ideas and to test their implementation.  We use the full spectrum of methodologies, including literature reviews, policy analysis and primary quantitative and qualitative studies and work in partnership with stakeholders such as community, think tanks, government and universities.

Key Qualifications

For the three full time positions we are interested in a range of applicants with different levels of experience, from early career researchers with some track record who are looking for a substantive position to launch a career, to mid career or more experienced researchers who are excited by the vision of Wellesley Institute and want to work with our team.

Successful applicants will:

  • Have a relevant degree at least master’s level or equivalent
  • Be able to demonstrate their research interest and productivity in the area of the social determinants of health
  • Be able to demonstrate their capacity to undertake applied research
  • Specific expertise in Wellesley Institute’s current areas of focus will be an advantage but the overall capacity of the applicant to help us meet our long-term goals and vision will be paramount.

How to Apply

Send your resumes and cover letter in a PDF to, with Wellesley Institute Researcher in the subject line. Please indicate whether you are applying for one of the three full time permanent positions or the one-year housing researcher position.

If you have any questions please send these by email making it clear this is a question about the posts. No phone calls please.

The final deadline for all applications will be January 15th, 2015.

We thank everyone for taking time to apply, however we will only be contacting those we wish to interview.