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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 4/12/2024

Reference Number: 000001932
Posted Date: 3/19/2024
Closing Date: 4/12/2024

Department: LTRI (IDERU)
Position: Epidemiologist

POSITION TITLE  Epidemiologist 
DEPARTMENT  LTRI - Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Unit
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator 


The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Sinai Health, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centers in biomedical research. With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as women’s and infants’ health, cancer diabetes, and genetic disorders, 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.

 Position Overview:

As a member of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Unit (IDERU), the epidemiologist collaborates with other staff to manage, verify and clean data, export data to collaborators, create statistical analysis plans, and carry out data analysis for IDERU projects. The epidemiologist also conducts relevant literature reviews, and drafts/assists with drafting study reports, abstracts, posters, and manuscripts.


  • Manages large data sets including extraction, cleaning, manipulation, and complex analyses
  • Writes and executes computer programs for data extraction, data verification, and data merging and analysis using statistical software packages (e.g. STATA)
  • Prepares datasets for analysis by internal and external investigators and staff
  • Works with investigators and research managers to develop statistical analysis plans
  • Carries out statistical analysis according to analysis plans and/or investigators’ requests
  • Interprets and synthesizes analytic output
  • Drafts/aids in the drafting of study reports, abstracts, posters, and manuscripts
  • Reviews and synthesizes relevant literature


  • Masters or PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, or public health with strong quantitative component
  • Two years of previous experience with data management
  • Advanced skills in programming using statistical software (STATA preferred)
  • Experience with complex statistical data analysis, specifically repeated measures
  • Advanced analytical skills and an aptitude for accuracy, detail and problem-solving
  • Demonstrated understanding of various sources of biases in data
  • Superior organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a diverse research team to execute deliverables within stated timelines
  • Proficiency in MS Office and EndNote
  • Prior experience working on COVID-19 or infectious disease related research preferred


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.




Posting open until April 12, 2024 . We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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