Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Epidemiology and Asthma: SickKids

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Institution: The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Hours of Work: 35.00
Program Name: Gene and environment effects
Contract Length: 2 Years
Job posted: August 16, 2017
Position Description
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Epidemiology and Asthma
Translational Medicine, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children
The successful applicant will work at the Hospital for Sick Children’s Research Institute on numerous collaborative projects directed by Dr. Padmaja Subbarao. The research participant population comprises of a diverse mix of healthy children and children with a history of mild to severe asthma and/or allergies and their parents. Dr. Subbarao’s research team is an energetic, multidisciplinary team dedicated to enhancing the health of children. They are seeking a passionate post-doctoral fellow to join their team.
Here’s What You Get to Do

  • Design and manage data collection
  • Ensure data integrity
  • Prepare and assist with grant and ethics applications
  • Interpretation of data in line with current literature
  • Perform high-quality statistical analysis in conjunction with statistical support
  • Identify and explore new research questions in pediatric respiratory physiology

Knowledge Translation

  • Disseminate research findings through high impact peer-reviewed publications and research abstracts/proceedings
  • Participate in the formulation of new guidelines for the collection and analysis of lung function techniques
  • Support the translation of research findings to practice and policy
  • Engage in consumer participation
  • Build networks with other researchers, health care providers and policy makers working in related areas

Teaching & Leadership

  • Propose research projects for postgraduate students
  • Supervise and mentor staff and students
  • Contribute to teaching of respiratory medicine
  • Assist with leading and maintaining a harmonious research team
  • Provide regular performance feedback and conduct performance reviews


  • Generate and maintain standard operating procedures
  • Organize and participate in team meetings
  • Active participation in working groups and committees

Here’s What You Need

  • Successful candidate should have recently (<2 years) completed their PhD with a strong background and publication record in physiology and/or epidemiology
  • academic experience relating to asthma and/or respiratory physiology
  • experience in statistical analysis, publication preparation and supervision of trainees would be an asset
  • must have excellent problem-solving, time management, written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to work as part of an inter-professional team.

Employment Type: 1.0 FTE Temporary 2 Year Contract with Modified Benefits
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