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From: Wendy Lou <wendy.lou@utoronto.ca>
Subject: [d-ssc] Fwd: Biostatistician recruitment: Institute for Work & Health
Date: September 21, 2015 at 8:20:50 PM PDT
Cc: Cameron Mustard <cmustard@iwh.on.ca>, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson <shoggjohnson@iwh.on.ca>


The Institute for Work & Health is seeking an individual for the position of
Biostatistician

As a member of the Institute?s scientific staff, you will participate in the design, analysis and publication of research studies on the causes and consequences of work-related injury and illness. The incumbent will contribute as a principal investigator or co-investigator to the development and leadership of research projects. S/he will be comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary research environment that includes clinicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, psychologists, sociologists and economists.  S/he should be eligible for a status appointment with an appropriate faculty of a university affiliated with the Institute for Work & Health. This position reports directly to the Institute?s Scientific Director.

Education and Experience
Qualifications include doctoral-level training in biostatistics (or statistics) and at least 5 years professional experience in research-intensive settings. The successful candidate for this position will have: 1) a record of scientific publication, 2) experience in the design, implementation and analysis of applied research studies, 3) demonstrated experience in a biostatistical consulting role, and 4) a successful record of mentoring junior research staff. Appointment will be at the Scientist level.

Relevant Skills and Attributes
A qualified candidate will possess many of the following skills and attributes:
?   Outstanding expertise in applied statistical methods in observational and quasi-experimental research designs
?   Expertise in the analysis of person-oriented longitudinal data
?   Strong foundations in the conception and measurement of human health, function and disability
?   Substantial experience in providing biostatistical consulting to research project teams
?   Proficiency with SAS
?   Curiosity, enthusiasm and rigour
?   Very strong project management expertise, with demonstrated experience in the design and execution of project workplans
?   Well developed interpersonal skills in supporting the work of multidisciplinary research teams
?   Strong skills in scientific communications, both oral and written
?   Confident skills in communicating with non-research audiences

Duties and Responsibilities
The following are the expected duties and responsibilities as a member of the scientific staff of the Institute:
?   Primary leadership responsibility for ensuring the rigour and excellence of biostatistical methods applied at the Institute for Work & Health
?   Contribute to the development of proposals for submission to research granting councils and applied research funding sources;
?   Authorship contribution to scientific publications
?   Liaison with the Institute?s Knowledge Transfer & Exchange staff and relevant stakeholders in collaborative research, knowledge transfer & exchange and evaluation activities;
?   Compliance with the Institute?s polices on scientific and ethical review and administrative policies; and
?   Contribute to the general work environment and intellectual life of the Institute.

Salary Range: Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.  Suitability for the position will be assessed at 6 months.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 16, 2015, or until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this position please submit your application by mail or e- mail to: M. Cicinelli, Director, Human Resources & Corporate Services, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario. M5G 2E9, e-mail: mcicinelli@iwh.on.ca.

The Institute, guided by a Board of Directors and an international Scientific Advisory Committee, conducts research in two areas: the primary prevention of work-related injury and illness and the prevention and management of work disability. The Institute also has an active knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) program, which implements interactive strategies to transfer research findings to key decision-makers. The Institute for Work & Health is committed to excellent working conditions and a cooperative, team environment for its employees.

The Institute is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all applicants, but only those considered for the position will be contacted. For more information about our organization, visit our web site at www.iwh.on.ca.

The Institute for Work & Health operates with the support of the Government of Ontario.

Attachment: Scientist(Biostatistics)_IWH_V4_July2015.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

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