Research Analyst (full-time, one-year contract)

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization. Our mission is to conduct and mobilize research that supports policy-makers, employers and workers in creating healthy, safe and inclusive work environments.

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, one-year contract position and requires a minimum of two days of work per week at the IWH offices, located in downtown Toronto.

Core duties and responsibilities

  • Independently conduct various statistical analyses to answer pre-defined research questions. This includes advising on proposed data analyses and offering suggestions for alternatives when appropriate;
  • Independently problem solve all analytical issues as they arise and where necessary offer potential solutions to the study investigators for consideration, including summarizing the potential impacts of analytical choices on study findings;
  • Proactively ensure that all analytical requirements for the project are delivered in a timely fashion, and ensure quality checks of study data and accuracy of study results are undertaken;
  • Provide both graphical and written summaries of analytical findings, and provide preliminary interpretation of findings to other members of the study team;
  • May be requested to write methodological sections of manuscripts for peer-review; and
  • May be required to work across multiple projects and independently manage working time and setting appropriate expectations for different IWH scientists.

Education and experience

  • Master's degree or greater in epidemiology, statistics, economics or other quantitative health or social/behavioural science disciplines;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in secondary data analyses, including surveys and administrative data;
  • Experience with complex statistical analyses, including regression analyses, longitudinal analyses, factor analysis, and the appropriate use of survey weights;
  • A high level of proficiency in either SAS or R-Studio;
  • Strong written communication skills;
  • Evidence of lead authorship or providing independent analytical support on reports or peer-reviewed publications is desirable.

Salary range

Salary will depend on qualifications and experience and will be in the range of $75,000 to $85,000 per year. Suitability for the position will be assessed at three months.

Application details

Applicants must be legally entitled to work on full-time basis in Canada.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume in a single MS Word or PDF file to:

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

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. (EST) December 11, 2023, or until the position is filled. 

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, Director, Human Resources & Corporate Services, via e-mail at or by phone at 416-927-2027 ext. 2115 to communicate their accommodation 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, has a goal of protecting and improving the health, safety and wellbeing of working people, and to promote their full and inclusive work participation, by providing and mobilizing high-quality, relevant research in two broad areas: work as a determinant of health, and health as a determinant of work. 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. For more information about our organization, visit our web site at


Application deadline:

This opportunity is now closed.