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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline December 18, 2012

Sunnybrook Research Institute (affiliated with the University of Toronto) has an immediate opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work in population based colorectal cancer screening research for a one year term (possibility of renewal).
Working under the supervision of the principal investigator (PI), the Post-Doctoral Fellow will assist with the design, execution, analysis and reporting of a variety of research projects in the area of colorectal cancer screening.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and conduct quantitative analyses and procedures to meet the objectives of the project.
  • Prepare statistical and descriptive progress reports.
  • Assist the PI on the writing and submission of funding proposals and manuscripts.
  • Work cooperatively and constructively with other members of the research team.


  • Recent (<36 months) PhD graduate in epidemiology, statistics or equivalent quantitative science.
  • Excellent analytical skills; experience with methodological development, manipulation and analysis of statistical data; ability to interpret statistical results and tables.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in common statistical packages (SAS, SPSS) and Microsoft Office.
  • Comfortable and familiar with biostatistics methods and principles.
  • Strong writing skills; ability to express thoughts and ideas clearly; ability to prepare statistical and descriptive reports for stakeholders.
  • Maintains current knowledge about analytical techniques in population health research.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to work under pressures and to meet deadlines.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a .pdf resume and cover letter by 5 pm on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 to [email protected].

Interviews will take place on January 2, 2013.

We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.