Postdoctoral Fellow

University Health Network

Job Posting # 910205

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Site: Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Research
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Status: Temporary Full-time (1 year)

University Health Network (UHN)
is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Canadian Concussion Centre.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,600 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN’s seven research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

The Canadian Concussion Centre is seeking a highly motivated and energetic post-doctoral research fellow to support statistical analysis in the field of brain injury. This individual will work with PIs of the Canadian Concussion Centre on the execution of various projects from biomarkers to interventional studies related to mild traumatic brain injury. The position will be based at the CCC and Krembil Brain Institute at the University of Toronto. The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team as part of the CCC and Krembil Brain Institute, which brings together world-class researchers and clinicians whose mission is the understanding of the full spectrum of concussion-related injuries including acute concussion, persisting symptoms and delayed degeneration. The candidate will also assist projects related to other neurodegenerative diseases. The ultimate goal of the development and translation of new treatments for neurological and psychiatric diseases.

Key responsibilities:

  • Perform statistical analyses of existing and newly acquired data
  • Maintains familiarity with scientific literature and applies knowledge to research projects
  • Provide support for grant application and assist clients with manuscript preparation
  • Prepare detailed analyses for clinical trial design
  • Attend training sessions and seminars

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • PhD in Statistics or Biostatistics
  • Able to explain design considerations and analysis
  • Advanced programming skills in R and PLINK; knowledge of Python, Perl or C is desirable
  • Experience working on High Performance Computing servers and knowledge of shell scripts
  • Understanding of basic concepts in neuroscience an asset
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to prioritize work in response to multiple demands
  • Able to work independently
  • Willing and able to work under the pressure of deadlines and find solutions to meet timelines
  • Attends laboratory meetings, present data, and participates in discussions
  • Coauthors research publications and presents research at conferences
  • Assist in the training and mentoring of other laboratory personnel such as graduate students
  • Application of statistics.
  • A track record of publication in English language journals.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
  • The ideal candidate should have strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and interpersonal, skills to communicate objectives and results.
  • Strong collaboration skills are expected

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Closing Date:
Until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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