One Post-Doctoral Fellow position is available immediately in the Maternal-Infant Care Research Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital to work on analytic methodology and advanced issues in international neonatal network data. This is a unique opportunity for those who are interested in furthering their skill in pediatric clinical epidemiology. Maternal-Infant Care Research Center is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital which is a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Prakesh Shah, CIHR funded Applied Research Chair in Maternal and Child Health Services Research.
Duties and Responsibilities
• The incumbent is expected to provide leadership and expertise in the planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluation of research studies related to maternal and child health.
• Provides significant scientific input for and plans and manages complex studies.
Provides leadership and judgment in the design of research methodology and data analysis
• Monitors project progress and evaluate results and makes changes in methods or design where necessary.
• Trains staff/researchers with respect to proper techniques for data collection and to understand and interpret the collected data.
• Participates in the preparation of research reports, articles for publication, protocols, manuals, letters of intent, grant proposals and presentations.
• Acts as a liaison between the Institute and diverse stakeholders – provincial and national government agencies, public health department, hospitals, clinicians, and/or research grant co-investigators with respect to health services studies.
• Serves on and/or leads committees as required.
• Undertakes special projects as required by the Applied Research Chair.
• To be involved in Network database driven clinical research.
• To participate in innovative research in collaboration with international partners, and help develop new initiatives to improve neonatal health in participating countries.
• Specific areas of scientific research include comparative evaluation, development of tools to investigate differences in outcomes between countries as far as preterm newborns are concerned.
• Conduct individual patient data meta-analyses.
• Preferred completion of PhD in epidemiology, statistics, or public health-related field; or MD with equivalent training in epidemiology. MSc with relevant training in epidemiology, statistics, or public health-related field also acceptable.
• Experience performing statistical analyses and epidemiological studies are required. Experience with analysis of large data sets and meta-analyses will be an advantage.
• Theoretical background in epidemiology, observational studies and statistics, as well as experience in clinical research.
• Recent doctorate or equivalent in Clinical Epidemiology or child health related field.
• Experience conducting data analyses using statistical software programs such as SAS or R.
• Experience in child health related clinical epidemiology would be an asset.
• Ability to function independently and collaboratively within a team.
• Willing to work closely with local and international collaborators.
• Excellent communication, facilitation, prioritization, organization and problem solving skills.
• Careful attention to detail and excellent multi-tasking skills.
• Experience in writing medical journal articles and reports.
• Competitive salary.
• Support and mentorship to meet clinical, education and research goals.
• Supported opportunities to attend professional conferences.
• Established research infrastructure.
Posting open until April 30, 2014. 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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