Jobs & fellowships

The Institute for Work & Health is one of the leading work and health research centres in the world, and is at the forefront of practice in knowledge transfer and exchange. It has accomplished this through the excellence of its people. About 50 to 60 full- and part-time staff and students are working at the Institute at any given time.

Job opportunities

The Institute is committed to transparent and fair recruiting practices to ensure the selection of employees with the attitudes, skills, qualifications and experience needed. We are also committed to excellent working conditions and a cooperative, team environment for our employees, which we achieve through the following:

  • We believe in a participative environment in which employees are valued, supported and able to pursue professional growth.
  • We focus on continuous learning, and offer regular and ongoing opportunities to increase both scientific knowledge and working skills. These include formal, informal and mentoring opportunities.
  • We value diversity and are an equal-opportunity employer, welcoming applications from all qualified candidates.
  • We acknowledge the importance of work-life balance and a healthy working environment, and we offer flexible work arrangements and a variety of social events for staff throughout the year.
  • We are committed to promoting the health and well-being of employees, preventing work-related injuries and illnesses, and using research evidence to continuously improve the work environment.
  • We offer competitive salaries, as well as benefits and pension packages to eligible employees.

Current job openings

No job openings are currently available.

Fellowship opportunities

IWH is committed to developing Canada’s next wave of work-health researchers. The Institute for Work & Health supports students and fellows through a variety of training and graduate student programs and initiatives. These programs include financial support, and give young scientists a chance to work with senior researchers who act as their mentors and advisors.

The Institute has two formal fellowship programs.

S. Leonard Syme Training Fellowships in Work & Health

In appreciation of Dr. S. Leonard Syme’s contributions to the growth and development of the Institute as chair of its Scientific Advisory Committee (1995-2002), we have established a research training fellowship program in his name. The fellowships are for young researchers at the master’s or doctoral level intending to study work and health. We are particularly interested in candidates who show a commitment to research that promises to reduce work-related injury, illness and disability in Ontario.

Mustard Fellowship in Work and Health

The post-doctoral Mustard Fellowship in Work and Health at the Institute is a two-year appointment for a new investigator. The fellowship commences in the summer/fall and is based at the Institute. The purpose of the fellowship is to develop outstanding researchers in the area of work and health, congruent with our mission. The fellowship specifically aims to build capacity for innovative multidisciplinary research on the relationships between work environments and employee health. As such, the fellowship is open to a broad range of individuals with diverse academic backgrounds including social, behavioral, organizational and health sciences.

Current fellowship opportunities

No fellowship opportunities are currently available. To ensure you are notified of the 2018 call for fellowship applications, please sign up for fellowship notifications and IWH News.