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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 9/30/2022

Reference Number: 000001704
Posted Date: 7/20/2022
Closing Date: 9/30/2022

Department: LTRI - Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Unit
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

POSITION TITLE  Postdoctoral Fellow
DEPARTMENT  LTRI - Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Unit
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full-Time (18 month contract)
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Prinicipal Investigator


The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research.  With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer and women’s and infants’ health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators.  Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.


Post Doctoral Fellowship

We are seeking an exceptional post-doctoral fellow to join our research team. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for the analysis, interpretation, and translation of data from a CIHR-funded project analyzing risk factors for COVID-19 among health care workers and/or education workers.



The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Unit (IDERU), Sinai Health, Toronto, Ontario works with the hospital Departments of Microbiology and Infection Control in a broad range of consultation, infection control, research, and educational activities. The IDERU is comprised of two faculty members, epidemiologists, and a staff of over 20 research associates, technicians, and administrative personnel. We also supervise research electives for fellows and residents, MSc and PhD students in epidemiology and laboratory medicine, and research practica and projects for MPH and undergraduate students.  

Current research includes observational studies in COVID-19 as well as observational studies in influenza, invasive streptococcal disease, carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae, surveillance via the Toronto Invasive Bacterial Diseases Network.


Job Description

The primary project will be the analysis and interpretation of repeated events data from a 2+ year, multi-site cohort study to assess risk factors for COVID-19 in working adults in healthcare and education settings. Manuscript preparation and presentation of data at scientific conferences are required. The successful fellow will also be expected to participate in on-going IDERU research projects, capacity building activities through teaching in rounds, workshops, and journal clubs.



Education: Completion of PhD in epidemiology, statistics, or public health-related field. Alternatively, a MD planning to enrol in PhD or equivalent training in epidemiology but with some experience in statistics.

Experience: Experience performing statistical analyses and epidemiological studies are required. Experience with analysis of large data sets and repeated events analyses will be an advantage.


Application Process

The closing date for applications is dependent on the quality of applications received with an interview and the final selection process expected to be completed by November 2022. Applications should be emailed in a single PDF to  Brenda.Coleman@sinaihealth.ca.

The completed application package must include a summary of the applicant's education, employment and research experience and how the fellowship experience will support the development of her/his program of research (maximum 200 words); a curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, and the contact information for three references (e.g., from PhD/doctoral thesis supervisor and/or other faculty or researchers).



In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases. All employees and affiliates will follow safe work practices and comply with health and safety policies, procedures, and training. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our people and patients, Sinai Health has made it a priority to support everyone in getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with this, our Staff Immunization & Surveillance Policy was recently updated to include the requirement for full vaccination – currently defined as receiving two doses and serving a 14-day waiting period following the second dose – in order to be able to work at Sinai Health. To be compliant with our updated Policy, you must provide proof of dual COVID-19 vaccination, as indicated on the Prospective Immunization and Surveillance Policy Information Sheet, in order to be eligible for employment at Sinai Health. If you believe you are one of the very few people who may require an exemption from vaccination, supporting medical information must be submitted to our Occupational Health department, who will review and assess.

We are a fully committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Sinai Health community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment, and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.


We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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