Research Analyst

Date Posted: 08/21/2023
Req ID: 33557
Faculty/Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Position Number: 00055334




About us:

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is a Faculty of the University of Toronto that originated as one of the Schools of Hygiene begun by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1927. The School, which plays a criticalrole in the COVID-19 pandemic response, went through a dramatic renaissance after the 2003 SARS crisis and it is now the largest public health school in Canada, with more than 850 faculty, 1,000 students, and research and training partnerships with institutions throughout Toronto and the world. With $76 million in research funding per year, including more than $31.5 million held at DLSPH, the School contributes to improving population health and health policy and health systems through discoveries and innovation in data science and AI, maternal, child and reproductive health, climate change [response], implementation and improvement sciences, preventable disease through vaccines and prevention through [and] wellness such as with diabetes, comparative health policy, sustainable and equitable health systems, global and Indigenous health, among many other areas.

Your opportunity:

The Research Analyst position will support a range of projects examining patterns and determinants of racial and other social and economic inequalities in health and well-being across the life course. The projects will also involve multiple sources of survey and administrative data in Canada and other OECD countries. as is familiarity and experience with subject matters and geographical areas covered by the studies.

As Research Analyst you will be an important contributor in determining, implementing, and executing qualitative and quantitative research methods. You will support a diverse range of activities, including preparing statistical reports, drafting documents, writing grant applications, and tracking project progress. Your familiarity with epidemiological and econometric strategies, including your familiarity with the subject matter, and your solid communication and organizational skills will be crucial to your success in this role.

Your responsibilities will include:



  • Determining, implementing, and executing qualitative and/or quantitative research methods, including analyzing datasets using epidemiological and econometric strategies.
  • Preparing draft statistical reports and summaries from data collected; Drafting documents for knowledge translation purposes
  • Writing grant applications and drafting and submitting documented procedures to the Research Ethics Board (REB) for approval
  • Tracking and monitoring research activities and informing stakeholders of project progress
  • Fostering positive relationships with project partners and coordinating meeting schedules, agendas, and action items.
  • Maintaining project records and checking that projects adhere to ethical and privacy requirements
  • Delivering presentations at conferences.
  • Handling sensitive and/or confidential information


Essential Qualifications:



  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Epidemiology or other quantitative fields, or an acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant work experience that includes analyzing datasets using epidemiological and econometric strategies.
  • Experience with grant applications and the Research Ethics Board (REB) including drafting and submitting materials.
  • Familiarity with ethical and privacy protection procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated presentation skills.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management and problem-solving skills with the ability to meet conflicting priorities and balance multiple projects
  • Demonstrates initiative and possesses a strong commitment to research work.
  • Strong commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong commitment to confidentiality and adherence to relevant policies and procedures.

To be successful in this role you will be:



  • Communicator
  • Efficient
  • Meticulous
  • Organized
  • Resourceful


This is a term position of 2 years.


Closing Date:
 08/29/2023, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Grant – Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 11 – $67,659 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $86,523. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching
Recruiter: Amanda Di Fonzo

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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