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Postdoctoral position at the University of Toronto

  • 1.  Postdoctoral position at the University of Toronto

    Posted 05-16-2022 22:17

    Position Summary

    We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to conduct research in the area of healthcare operations and pertaining to the broader impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health system. The successful candidate will contribute to development of empirical and stochastic models and work with the largest dataset on hospitalized patients in Canada and one of few such examples globally. The position will be supervised by Timothy Chan and Vahid Sarhangian (Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto).


    • PhD (earned or to be granted) in Industrial Engineering, Management Science, Operations Research, Operations Management, or related fields.
    • Expertise in stochastic models, simulation, and optimization.
    • Expertise in empirical methods and causal inference would be an asset.
    • Strong communication skills and self-motivation.

    Term: The position will commence once filled. This position is for one year with the possibility of extension for an additional year based on mutual consent. There is flexibility with regards to the starting date to accommodate the selected candidate. Teaching opportunities can be provided but are not required.

    Application instructions: The application review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply please send an email to the mentors ( with the following materials in PDF format:

    • CV, including contact information for at least two references
    • Up to two research papers

    Please include "Prospective Postdoc Fellow" in the Subject Heading of your email.

    Vahid Sarhangian
    Assistant Professor
    University of Toronto
    Toronto ON