Research Analyst – 12-month, full-time contract

The Institute for Work & Health is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of research analyst for a 12-month, full-time contract. The successful candidate will have training in a social science or public health discipline at the master's level, as well as strong statistical and writing skills and an interest in applied research in labour-market experiences and health. The successful candidate will be part of a project examining the concept of occupational health and safety (OHS) vulnerability, using primary data collected from survey respondents in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia, and examining factors associated with OHS vulnerability across provinces. The successful candidate will have multiple opportunities to both lead and participate in producing peer-review publications, and to present research findings to various academic and non-academic audiences.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Clean and document data sets and variables to be used for analysis, including examination of variable distributions and whether expected relationships between variables are observed in the data
  • Under the supervision of the lead researcher, conduct various statistical analyses and interpret research findings
  • Prepare preliminary drafts of research reports and papers, with responsibility for documenting research methodology
  • Design and create tables, charts and graphs for research reports and presentation materials
  • Collaborate on team research projects by providing analytic support

Educational and skill requirements and assets

  • Master's degree (or greater) in epidemiology, statistics, economics or other quantitative health or social science discipline 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data management and statistical analyses
  • Strong statistical and programming skills, with experience in SAS
  • Additional experience with multivariable regression analysis and factor analysis an asset
  • Strong written communication skills an asset

Salary range

Salary will depend on qualifications. A programmer/analyst with master's-level training will be hired at the level of research associate with a salary in the $70,000 - $75,000 range. Suitability for the position will be assessed at three months.

Application details

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application no later than Friday, October 5, 2018 by mail or email to:

M. Cicinelli
Director, Human Resources & Corporate Services
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E9

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. 

About the Institute

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 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 operates with the support of the Ontario Ministry of Labour. For more information about our organization, visit our web site at:

Application deadline:

This opportunity is now closed.