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Mustard Fellowship in Work Environment and Health, Institute for Work & Health

The post doctoral Mustard Fellowship in Work Environment and Health at
the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto is a two-year
appointment for a new investigator.  The successful candidate's
appointment will commence in the summer/fall 2006 and will be based at
the Institute.

The Fellowship is named in honour of Dr. J. Fraser Mustard, who was the
founding Board Chair of the Institute for Work & Health.

Purpose of the Fellowship

The purpose of the Fellowship is to develop outstanding researchers in
the area of work and health, congruent with the mission of the
Institute.  It aims specifically to build capacity for innovative
multidisciplinary research concerning the relationships between work
environments and employee health. As such the Fellowship is open to a
broad range of individuals with diverse academic backgrounds including
social, behavioral, organizational and health sciences.  

Candidates whose interests are aligned with any aspect of the
Institute's mission and mandate are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Areas of interest in the current competition include but are not
limited to: the organization of work and organizational/managerial
processes in relation to physical and mental health; designing and
evaluating workplace health interventions; and measuring the economic
impact of regulatory and legislative health and safety initiatives and
their consequences for labour force productivity.  

About the Institute

The Institute for Work & Health is an independent, not-for-profit
research organization whose mission is to conduct and share research
with workers, labour, employers, clinicians and policy-makers to
promote, protect and improve the health of working people.

Research conducted at the Institute includes the study of primary
prevention and interventions in the workplace; effective and efficient
treatment and safe, timely return to work for people with work-related
injury and illness; labour market experiences and their health
consequences; and disability compensation systems and their behavioural
consequences.   It was established in 1990 by the Ontario
Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB). Funding is received from
the WSIB and from external peer-review granting agencies. The
Institute's research program is guided by the support and direction of
its Scientific Advisory Committee - a panel of international experts.

The Institute is formally affiliated with the University of Toronto,
McMaster University, the University of Waterloo and York University.

The Institute also has an active knowledge transfer and exchange
program, which implements interactive strategies to transfer research
findings to key decision-makers in the health care, workplace and
policy settings.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Institute's web site
( for more information on the research and knowledge
transfer programs.

The Institute encourages applications from qualified women and men,
including members of visible minorities, aboriginal people,
francophones, and persons with disabilities.

Conditions of the appointment

  1. Applicants should have a PhD (or be in the final stages of their PhD)
    in one or more of the fields of social, behavioural, organizational or
    health sciences including epidemiology, medicine, and allied medical
  2. Applicants should have an interest in approaching research questions from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  3. The Fellow will conduct scholarly inquiry within areas of relevance to
    the Institute's mission and is expected to contribute scholarly work in
    the form of papers over their tenure
  4. Applicants should have proficiency in relevant qualitative and/or quantitative methods.
  5. Applicants must hold Canadian citizenship or be
    eligible for Permanent Resident status at the time of application.
  6. The Fellowship is based at the Institute for Work
    & Health where the Fellow will be expected to spend most of his/her
    working time. Appropriate appointments can be arranged with
    universities affiliated with the Institute.
  7. The Fellowship will be awarded for 24 consecutive
    months, commencing in 2006. If the Fellowship is terminated during its
    course, the award will be prorated.
  8. The Fellowship award will be approximately $50,000 per annum.
  9. Interim written reports from the successful
    candidate will be submitted three, nine, 15 and 21 months into the term
    by the Fellow to briefly describe progress. A final detailed report
    must be filed prior to the conclusion of the Fellowship term.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should contact a member of the selection
committee to discuss the Fellowship prior to submitting a formal

Applications for this position should include

  1. A covering letter giving the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.
  2. A curriculum vitae and a transcript of academic
    records (graduate and undergraduate, complete with description of
    grading scale employed). Official transcripts are not required.
  3. An abstract of the research proposal (maximum 200
    words) written in plain English or French. The working language of the
    Institute is English.
  4. A full statement (no more than three pages) of the
    proposed research program. The description of the research project
    should be written by the applicant and should state the benefits
    expected to be derived from it and its relevance to the work of the

Completed applications must be received by the Institute no later than
Monday, January 16, 2006. The successful candidate will be notified by
March 20, 2006.

Fellowship applications should be sent by mail to

Mustard Fellowship Award
c/o Dr. Anthony Culyer
Chief Scientist
Institute for Work & Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, ON  M5G 2E9

Fellowship inquiries should be directed to any of the Selection Committee members:

Dr. Emile Tompa                  
Scientist, Population/Workforce Studies       
Tel: (416) 927-2027 x2113           
Fax: (416) 927-4167                

Dr. Philip Bigelow
Scientist, Workplace Studies
Tel: (416) 927-2027 x2108
Fax: (416) 927-4167

Dr Pierre Côté
Scientist, Health Services Research Program        
Tel: (416) 927-2027 x2161            
Fax: (416) 927-4167