Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Biostatistics, Cancer Clinical Research Unit

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University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Postdoctoral Fellow in our Biostatistics Department.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN’s five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Biostatistics, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre offers outstanding opportunities for training in machine learning and statistical genetics and genomics. The position involves methodological and applied research in machine learning and statistical learning on high dimensional medical and genomics data with Prof. Wei Xu. Examples of possible projects include integrative statistical and machine learning methods for different types of omics data, microbiome sequencing data, predictive modeling development, and implementation to complex disease outcomes. The research environment is multidisciplinary, involving collaborations with world-leading scientists and clinicians investigating cancer diseases, such as head and neck cancer and lung cancer. Beyond Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and University of Toronto, the Toronto area provides an excellent environment with numerous research institutes and genomic centers.

PM is part of the University Health Network, a University of Toronto teaching hospital and one of the leading cancer research and treatment institutions in the world. It offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and ample opportunity for continued growth.


  • PhD degree in Biostatics, Statistics or equivalent, obtained within the last five (5) years or MD within the last ten (10) years
  • Strong quantitative background and programming skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team is a prerequisite

Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

POSTED DATE: March 17, 2022    CLOSING DATE: Until filled

More information and apply here.