Research Associate - Limited Term (1 year)

Date Posted: 07/06/2022
Req ID:25736
Faculty/Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Inst of Health Policy, Mgmt & Evaluation
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



The Institute of Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) has the largest and most productive group of scholars working in health policy, health services, health informatics, clinical epidemiology and health care research in Canada today. Our students represent all sectors of the health care system; we have consistently been able to attract exceptional applicants from diverse backgrounds with a wealth of experiences. Our alumni have moved into leadership positions throughout the health care system and remain actively involved in ensuring we achieve our goals. And, finally, our donors and partners have been very generous in terms of developing and supporting new initiatives and addressing the financial needs of our students.


The North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO), at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time Research Associate position.


Your Opportunity: 


Reporting to Dr. Sara Allin, the Research Associate will take a leadership role in a comparative analysis of health systems reforms and pandemic responses within and across Canadian provinces and with Australia, in partnership with collaborators across Canada and at the University of Sydney and University of Melbourne. 


The successful candidate will independently conduct research in the area of comparative health policy and also collate and analyze quantitative data; conduct qualitative interviews and perform qualitative analysis of interview data; summarize findings and play a lead role in manuscript and report preparation; engage diverse stakeholders; coordinate knowledge translation activities, such as round table dialogues and events; and supervise research assistants and/or work-study students.



•    Advanced degree PhD, MD or equivalent in health services and policy research, health administration, political science, public health, public policy, or the social sciences (or acceptable equivalent)
•    A minimum of five (5) years research experience
•    Demonstrated interest and strong working experience in health policy, case study methods, and comparative health systems and policy research
•    Experience as a project/team lead 
•    Demonstrated experience preparing manuscripts for submission to peer-review publications/journals
•    Direct experience conducting knowledge syntheses
•    Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with a range of stakeholders
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently and direct projects, while also working collaboratively with the PI, team members and study collaborators.  

To Apply:


Online through Success Factors. Applicants should submit a cover letter clearly indicating their interest in the research area and their relevant experience, a curriculum vitae, and copies of two publications. Applicants should include names and e-mail addresses of two potential referees and should indicate the date they will be available to begin. All application materials must be submitted as PDF’s. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.   


This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal

Closing Date: 09/30/2022,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Research Associate 
Appointment Type: Grant - Term 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: R01 -- Research Associates (Limited Term): $47,287 - $88,663
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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