Job Opening: Full Time Researcher Needed at Wellesley Institute!

Job Opening: Full Time Researcher Needed at Wellesley Institute!

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Are you a researcher passionate about health & health equity? Then this job opportunity is just for you. The Wellesley Institue in Toronto is currently searching for a full time, permanent researcher as there is an opening for this position. The Wellesley Institute aims to improve health and health equity in Toronto. It is an independent, applied research and policy institute focused on urban population health. Formed with an endowment after the closure of the Wellesley Hospital. The Institute upholds the tradition of improving health for marginalized populations by developing innovative policy solutions. Wellesley Institute is recognized as a credible and influential source of evidence-based policy alternatives and has had success in building equity into health reform.

Job Summary

  • At Wellesley, research is applied and aimed at investigating promising policy ideas and to test their implementation. Wellesley researchers use the full spectrum of methodologies, including literature reviews, policy analysis, primary quantitative and qualitative studies and work in partnership with stakeholders such as community, think tanks, government and universities when researching. The ability to work with communities and to work in a team, including the ability to mentor junior researchers is well valued.


  • As a full time researcher, you will receive generous benefit packages and salaries in line with university pay-scales.

Qualifications and Eligibility

Intending applicants should:

  • Have a relevant degree at a PhD level, or a Master’s level with 5 years of experience.
  • Have an understanding of epidemiological concepts in population health including sampling strategies for and data collection with diverse populations, use of mixed research methods, with strong analytical skills, particularly in quantitative analysis.
  • Be able to demonstrate their research interest and productivity in the area of the social determinants of health.
  • Be able to demonstrate their capacity to undertake applied health and social research.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to identify the policy implications of their research.
  • Have strong quantitative skills and be excited by the vision of Wellesley Institute.
  • Individuals with strong communications and presentation skills, who are able to successfully manage multiple projects within tight timelines are encouraged to apply for this job position.


  • Send your resume and cover letter in a PDF to [email protected], with “Wellesley Institute Researcher” as the email subject.
  • If you have any questions please send these by emailing the above email, making it clear that your email is a question about the post.  No phone calls.

For more information, visit Wellesley Institute.