Trillium Health Partners

Scientist - Learning Health System Fellowship

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Full Time
Mississauga Hospital
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Job Description

Position:  Scientist - Learning Health System Fellowship


Department:  Institute for Better Health

Job Type: Temporary Full Time 3 year contract (with option for extension/renewal): Two positons available

Site:  Mississauga Hospital

Role Level: Professional Group (PG 15) $58.09-$72.61

Shift/Hours: Full-Time 37.5 hours/week

Posted: September 23, 2022

Internal Deadline:  October 23, 2022



Trillium Health Partners and the Institute for Better Health


Trillium Health Partners (THP) is the largest community-based hospital system in Canada. Comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities. Trillium Health Partners is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and is an associate member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network.


As THP’s research and innovation engine, the Institute for Better Health (IBH) is a core enabler of THP’s mission of a new kind of health care for a healthier community through the application of scientific expertise, innovative thinking and partnerships. Focused on generating cutting-edge science and innovation in health service delivery and population health, IBH leads practical research and innovation that shapes how we engage, design, deliver, and finance health care to solve problems stretching from the bedside to the system. IBH operates within a Learning Health System Model, with specific thematic areas of focus in population health, patient and family engagement, innovative models of care, and implementation and evaluation science.


This role will be a first of its kind Fellowship opportunity within Canada for a Scientist to join the IBH team and support the advancement of our core goal to create better health through research and innovation. Specifically, this role will focus on creating scientific contributions, local influence, and community impact. Over the 3-year term, the role will be focused on elevating our projects and activities across IBH themes and accelerating the development of a best in class, evidence informed Learning Health System model that is co-designed with partners. This Fellowship provides the unique opportunity for the successful candidate to work directly with and receive mentorship from IBH Research Chairs (Drs. Reid, Rosella, Wodchis, and Kuluski), as well as the opportunity to support strategic scientific leadership activities in collaboration with the Scientific Lead (Dr. Desveaux) to develop leadership skills.

For more information, visit the IBH website here.


Job Description


This role offers an opportunity for a hybrid in-person and remote structure. 



  • Identifying, designing, and leading scientific projects within the Learning Health System model that build toward an independent program of work
  • Taking initiative to conceive of and lead new projects in line with strategic priorities
  • Supporting the sustainability and growth of the Science Portfolio through proposal development and grant submissions
  • Mentorship and project supervision of scientific project staff, trainees, and students as appropriate
  • Lead knowledge translation activities including publications, presentations, and workshops
  • Establish and sustain relationships with THP leadership, health system, and community collaborators to increase the profile of IBH and support project scoping
  • Engage in and identify activities to increase the profile of IBH and the Learning Health System model with THP and the health system more broadly
  • Actively centre the voices of BIPOC staff and community members in all work duties
  • Lift and embed the ongoing work of the Anti-Black Racism and Allyship Initiative (ABRAI), an IBH-led initiative, within the Science Portfolio and with key research partners
  • Support the creation of an anti-racist and anti-oppressive resource database for scientific staff
  • Secure and maintain a University appointment within a relevant academic department


Core Qualifications:

  • PhD in health services research or equivalent field with demonstrated relevance to healthcare and healthy communities
  • Research experience in at least one of the following areas: analyzing or evaluating health programs, understanding and comparing health systems, or analyzing health policy
  • Applied experience in professional or academic setting (postdoctoral fellowships and evaluation roles are considered relevant experience)
  • Demonstrated publications / presentations in applied health services research
  • Proven history of independent research
  • Demonstrated methodological rigour (ideally including mixed methods and evaluation experience)
  • Demonstrated initiative, independence, organization with a good track record for planning and executing projects on time
  • Works collaboratively with others to meet goals
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills
  • Creative and innovative in translating ideas and concepts into practical solutions that have impact for people and communities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to succeed in a dynamic, team-oriented environment


The following are considered an asset to the role and should be highlighted in the cover letter:

  • Participation in the CIHR Impact Fellow program at the doctoral or postdoctoral level
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a range of collaborators, including clinicians, statisticians, health system researchers, operational partners, and health system leaders
  • Active contributions (e.g., conceptual, methodological, writing) to successful grant applications
  • Experience managing multiple projects and tracking timelines and deliverables
  • Experience supervising junior staff and graduate students

Please submit the following application components in a single PDF file:

  • Research and interest statement (max 5 pages) including the following:
    • Your interest in this role
    • An overview of past scientific work
    • Proposed future directions in line with IBH themes
    • How equity, diversity, inclusion, indigeneity, and accessibility will be embedded in your work
  • Example first author publication
  • CV

The Institute for Better Health is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is central to, and supportive of, our commitment to research excellence. We welcome and respect the diversity of all staff and members of our community and we support an inclusive culture for our research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, and partners. We welcome applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. We are committed to and welcome feedback on fair assessments of a candidate's abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.



Internal Candidates who believe they possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position and who have been in their current position for at least six (6) months are encouraged to apply.


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Trillium Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing, based on our values compassion, excellence and courage.  To be Better Together, we commit to fostering a respectful workplace culture that promotes a safe and supportive environment for everyone who provides care, supports caregiving, receives care or visits the hospital.


 In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.


 All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act.


We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 



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