Job Posting: Part-time Research Analyst (Toronto)

April 27, 2023

Update: This position has been filled.

PROOF is a research program investigating effective policy interventions to reduce household food insecurity in Canada. It is led by Dr. Valerie Tarasuk at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Temerty Faculty of Medicine.

We are hiring a part-time Research Analyst to support research on the economic predictors of food insecurity, using Statistics Canada population survey data. The research will be completed at the Research Data Centre (RDC) at the downtown campus of the University of Toronto.

The Research Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Performing descriptive and regression analyses of population-based survey data
  • Preparing data disclosure documents
  • Summarizing data analysis results for reporting, tables, and graphs


  • Master’s degree or working towards master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, or related field
  • Experience working at the RDC environment
  • Experience using SAS and R for statistical analyses of large datasets (e.g., Canadian Community Health Survey, Labour Force Survey, or Canada Income Survey)
  • Familiarity with food insecurity, social determinants of health, or social policy research

Expected Start Date: As soon as possible.
Term: This position is for a 3-month contract with the possibility of an extension.
Hours of work: Approximately 6-12 hours per week but can vary during the project.
Hourly rate: $ 36.31 per hour
Closing date: May 19, 2023 or until position is filled

To apply
Please send your application (a one-page cover letter; CV; and contact information for three (3) references) to Tim Li ( as a single PDF file by May 19, 2023.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please let us know.

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