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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 2/28/2017

Reference Number: 000000852
Posted Date: 11/23/2016
Closing Date: 2/28/2017

Department: Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Unit
Position: Post Doctoral Fellowship

POSITION TITLE Post Doctoral Fellowship
DEPARTMENT Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Unit
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Temporary Full Time (12 Months)
HOURS OF WORK 37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO Principal Investigator / Clinican Scientist



The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Unit (IDERU), Sinai Health System, Toronto, Ontario works with the hospital Departments of Microbiology and Infection Control in a broad range of consultation, infection control, research, and educational activities. The IDERU is comprised of two faculty members, three epidemiologists, and a staff of over 30 infection control practitioners, research associates, technicians, and administrative personnel. We also supervise research electives for fellows and residents, MSc and PhD students in epidemiology and laboratory medicine, and research practica and projects for MPH and undergraduate students. 

Current research includes observational and interventional studies in influenza, invasive streptococcal disease, carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae, surveillance via the Toronto Invasive Bacterial Diseases Network, infection prevention and control projects, and clinical trials.


 We are seeking an exceptional post-doctoral fellow to join our research team. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for the analysis, interpretation, and translation of data from a CIHR-funded project analyzing risk factors for influenza and other viral respiratory infections among health care workers. The fellow may choose, in addition, to practice and teach in the epidemiology research team.


The primary project will be the analysis and interpretation of repeated events data from a 4-year, multi-site cohort study to assess risk factors for respiratory viral infection in working adults in healthcare and other industries. Teaching, manuscript preparation, and presentation of data at scientific conferences are required. The successful fellow will also be expected to participate in on-going IDERU research projects, capacity building activities through teaching in rounds, workshops, and journal clubs.


Education: Completion of PhD in epidemiology, statistics, or public health-related field. Alternatively, a MD planning to enrol in MSc or equivalent training in epidemiology but with some experience in statistics.

Experience: Experience performing statistical analyses and epidemiological studies are required. Experience with analysis of large data sets and repeated events analyses will be an advantage.

Application Process:

The closing date for applications is December 30th, however may be extended dependent on the quality of applications receivedA final selection process is expected to be completed by March 2017. Applications should be emailed in a single PDF to

The completed application package must include a summary of the applicant's education, employment and research experience and how the fellowship experience will support the development of her/his program of research (maximum 200 words); a curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, and the contact information for three references (e.g., from PhD/doctoral thesis supervisor and/or other faculty or researchers).

Posting open until February 28, 2017. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

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