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Women's College Research Institute: One-year Research Fellowship

Women's College Hospital: Women's College Research Institute

Applications for a One-year Research Fellowship are now being accepted.

Program: Women's Xchange

Location: Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Anticipated Start: March 25, 2019

Duration of position: One year with possibility for renewal

A position for a full-time postdoctoral fellow is available with Women's Xchange, Women's College Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Paula Rochon, V.P. of Research and Women's Xchange Lead and Dr. Robin Mason, Scientific Lead Women's Xchange.

Women's Xchange is a women's health knowledge translation and exchange centre based at Women's College Hospital. Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's Health System Research Fund the centre is advancing the latest knowledge about the health of women to care providers, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. By promoting the development of women's health research across the province, the centre aims to create a more equitable and sustainable health care system for women and all Ontarians.

We are seeking an individual with experience in qualitative research to lead a participatory study on sex and gendered experiences of diabetes as part of Diabetes Action Canada, one of the chronic disease networks funded through CIHR's Strategy for Patient Oriented Research.

Description of the role

The Fellow will be expected to:

  • Lead the qualitative study with Diabetes Action Canada's patient partners from ethics submission, through analysis and manuscript preparation;
  • Contribute to the storying of principal investigators' successes integrating a sex and gender lens in their studies
  • Attend and contribute to regular team meetings;
  • Assist with other Women's Xchange activities including work arising from the sex and gender support service (may include reviewing external proposals);

Qualifications and Experience:

  • PhD degree required
  • Expertise in conducting and analyzing qualitative interview data
  • Prior publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills and software expertise.
  • Flexible, creative thinker
  • Ability to work independently and in a team

This position is available on a one year contract with possibility of renewal.

Deadline: Feb. 25, 2019

Application Guidelines:

  1. Provide a cover letter summarizing your research interests, career plans, and future research goals
  2. Current CV
  3. Names and e-mails of two references (current/former supervisors)
  4. Send via email to with 'Postdoctoral Fellow Application' in the subject line

Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.

We thank all applicants. Only individuals who are short-listed will be contacted for an interview.