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Ryerson University – Postdoctoral Fellow: Road Traffic Injury & COVID-19

April 6, 2021   |   Categories: Job Postings

Last Updated on April 6, 2021

Department: School of Occupational and Public Health
Position supervisor: Dr. Linda Rothman
Contract length: 2 years with potential for renewal
Hours of work per week: 36.25
Position type: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Rate of pay: Commensurate with experience
Deadline to apply: Immediate, until filled

About Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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About the Department and Team

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will join an established internationally renowned pan-Canadian team that has decades of experience collaborating on applied interdisciplinary research projects. The team is dedicated to research related to safe active transportation in Canadian cities, focusing on pedestrians and cyclists and the built environment.

The position will be at Ryerson's School of Occupational and Public Health which is a leader in injury and disease prevention education.  Our department is committed to excellence in teaching, relevant curriculum, innovative research and service to the community. Our graduates are industry leaders committed to protecting the health of people and their communities.

The Opportunity

This position is full-time for 2 years with potential for renewal, under the supervision of Dr. Linda Rothman (Ryerson University). The fellow will help to run a large pan-Canadian study, involving researchers from Ryerson University, the Hospital for Sick Children, York University, University of Calgary, Simon Fraser University, BC Children’s Hospital, Public Health Ontario, Parachute and Institute National du la Researche Scientifique (INRS), Montreal.  The study will i) examine trends of road traffic injuries/deaths among pedestrians and cyclists, in relation to transportation modes changes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ii) evaluate the effectiveness of roadway built environment interventions.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Organization of the project and data procurement
  • Central coordination of the different centres
  • Regular communication with partners (i.e. municipalities)
  • Supervision of research assistants/coordinators/students
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Knowledge translation activities
  • Scientific paper writing and presentations
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team, with a diverse range of training opportunities


  • PhD in a relevant field (e.g. Epidemiology, Geography, Public Health)
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Independent
  • Experience supervising/managing
  • Multivariate statistics skills
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and statistical programs (preferably SAS or R)

How to apply

Please email your application to Dr. Linda Rothman at Applications should be submitted in PDF or word formats. In the subject line please indicate: “Application”.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only candidates who are invited to an interview will be contacted.

Ryerson’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Aboriginal HR Consultant  for support during the selection process.

Please watch a message from Ryerson's Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion for more information on our commitment to equity.

Important Notice Re: Job Postings during COVID-19

While we are committed to ensuring the best possible experience for all applicants, due to the situation regarding COVID-19, please be advised that Ryerson University ("Ryerson") reserves the right to pause a job competition at any stage in the process. Applicants will be notified in the event that the job competition process in which they are participating is suspended or paused. We appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times. Thank you for your interest in Ryerson University.

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