Applications are invited for a 2-year, full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) position to work with Principal Investigators (PIs) Drs. Ian Young and Fatih Sekercioglu in the School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University.
The position will involve conducting mixed-methods research to investigate ready-to-eat (RTE) meat food safety in Ontario meat processing plants. The PDF will work closely with the PIs, collaborators, and project partners to: 1) conduct an analysis of historical data from RTE meat plants to identify common food safety deficiencies; 2) conduct semi-structured in-depth interviews with RTE meat plants; and 3) develop digital storytelling videos to highlight success stories within the industry. The PDF will have an opportunity to develop conference presentations and scientific manuscripts, and supervise student research assistants.
The position will start as early as July, 2021. Initially, the position will be conducted remotely, but the candidate will eventually be expected to work from Ryerson University in Toronto.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a copy of your most significant peer-reviewed publication, and contact information for three references. Please email your application to Dr. Ian Young at email@example.com. Applications should be submitted in screen readable PDF or word formats. In the subject line please indicate: “PDF Application-Food Safety”. Applications will be continuously received and evaluated until the position is filled. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.
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.
Required qualifications include:
Within 3 years of having completed a PhD in food safety, epidemiology, public health, environmental health, food science, or a closely related field
Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary research team
Excellent English language communication skills (both verbal and written)
Quantitative and analytical skills, including proficiency in at least one statistical analysis software (e.g. Stata, SAS, R)
Experience conducting mixed-methods research, qualitative research interviews, and/or qualitative data analysis
Strong record of research productivity
Experience conducting socio-behavioural research
Knowledge of food safety within the meat processing sector
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Ryerson University
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.