Post-Doctoral Fellow– Cancer Outcomes and Health Services Research
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON, Canada
8d ago

Posted : 10 / 04 / 2018 7 : 53 : 23 AM

Post-Doctoral Fellow Cancer Outcomes and Health Services Research

The Sunnybrook Research Institute is seeking a temporary full-time (2-year term) Post-Doctoral Fellow to join Dr. Natalie Coburn’s research team.

This individual will be joining our established research program of clinical epidemiologists, clinicians and pharmico-economists.

The focus of the research team is to use population level data to examine outcomes, such as survival, patient-reported symptoms and resource utilization and costs of gastro-

intestinal cancers in Ontario. This position is unique in that it offers the successful individual the ability to independently conduct research as it meets the objectives of the research team.


The ideal candidate has extensive experience using administrative datasets and a keen interest in improving gastro-intestinal cancer outcomes.

They will be enthusiastic, highly motivated and enjoy collaborating and conducting research in a fast-paced and stimulating environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Independently carry out project-specific activities from project initiation to project completion
  • Independently develop analytic approaches and carry out advanced statistical analyses using healthcare administrative and costing data
  • Develop data creation plans to create study cohorts and analytic plans
  • Carry out quantitative data analyses including multilevel modelling, sensitivity analyses, and parametric and nonparametric modeling scenarios
  • Calculate cost-effectiveness for clinical and treatment scenarios
  • Work closely with the data analyst to ensure proper and timely analysis of the data
  • Review and interpret analytic output
  • Draft and prepare reports, manuscripts, presentations and abstracts
  • Monitor project timelines, liaise with team members to ensure timely completion of projects
  • Assist with grant writing and Research Ethics Board applications
  • Other duties as appropriate for the team.
  • Skills and Qualifications

  • A PhD in Epidemiology or related discipline, with a strong background in methodology
  • Strong quantitative research skills with the ability to independently develop an analytic approach
  • Experience using large, administrative datasets (ICES, CIHI, Medicare)
  • Strong data management and analytic skills, e.g. cohort creation, defining variables and analytic techniques such as multilevel modelling and survival analysis
  • Understanding of costing and economic analysis
  • Data management and analytical skills
  • Ability to work closely as a team and provide assistance to support team members
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while achieving specific goals within specific timeframes
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to manage and prioritize work load and timelines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae in one PDF document to Laura Davis by e-

    mail to laura.davis

    We thank all candidates for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. This post will stay active until the position is filled.

    Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

    If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

    Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to : visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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