Research Analyst

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization. Our mission is to promote, protect and improve the safety and health of working people by conducting actionable research that is valued by employers, workers and policy-makers.

IWH is currently seeking a qualified person to fill the position of Research Analyst.

About the position

The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, collaborators and knowledge transfer and exchange associates. This is a full-time, contract position.

Core duties and responsibilities

  • Clean and document data sets and variables to be used for analysis, including examination of variable distributions and whether expected relationships between variables are observed in the data.
  • Under the guidance of the lead researcher, independently conduct various statistical analyses, choose and justify the most appropriate analytical approach given the research question, and interpret research findings.
  • Prepare preliminary drafts of research reports and papers, including taking responsibility for documenting research methodology.
  • Design and create tables, charts and graphs for research reports and presentation materials.
  • Collaborate on team research projects by providing analytic support.

Education and experience

  • A master’s degree or greater in epidemiology, statistics, economics or other quantitative health or social/behavioural science discipline
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data management and use of administrative data
  • Experience with complex statistical analyses, including regression analyses, longitudinal analyses, factor analysis, and the appropriate use of survey weights
  • Experience in SAS or R-Studio
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Evidence of lead authorship on reports or peer-reviewed publications desirable

Salary range

Salary will depend on qualifications and experience, and will be in the range of $72,000 to $82,000 per year. Suitability for the position will be assessed at six months.

Application details

Applications will be accepted until May 20, 2022, or until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this position, please submit an application containing a cover letter and resumé to:

D. Wills
Director, Human Resources & Corporate Services
400 University Avenue, Suite 1800
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1S5

IWH is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values and promotes diversity. IWH encourages applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous people, women, LGBTQ2S+ persons, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact Derek Wills at or (416) 927-2027, ext. 2115 to discuss their needs.

We thank all applicants, but only those considered for the position will be contacted.

About IWH

IWH, guided by a Board of Directors and an international Scientific Advisory Committee, conducts research that examines primary prevention and interventions in the workplace; effective and efficient rehabilitation and safe, timely return to work for people with work-related injury and illness; labour market experiences and their health consequences; and disability compensation systems and their behavioural consequences. IWH supports an active knowledge transfer and exchange program, which implements interactive strategies to transfer research findings to key decision-makers. IWH also trains and mentors the next generation of work and health researchers.

IWH is committed to excellent working conditions, a cooperative team environment for its employees, and transparent, diverse and fair recruiting practices of staff and trainees.

IWH operates with the support of the Government of Ontario.

Application deadline:

This opportunity is now closed.