Job Posting: Knowledge Transfer & Exchange Associate

The KTE department at the Institute for Work and Health is looking for a knowledge transfer associate. Please see the job description below. Please contact Jane Gibson with your expressions of interest at 416-927-2027 ext 2150 or

JOB TITLE: Knowledge Transfer & Exchange Associate
DEPARTMENT: Knowledge Transfer & Exchange
REPORTS TO: Director, Knowledge Transfer & Exchange


At the Institute for Work & Health, we conduct and share research focused on the health of working people. Our research includes a strong focus on understanding effective workplace practices and clinical treatments that support recovery and return to work for disabled workers. The Knowledge Transfer & Exchange Associate will work closely with our research program in work disability management and prevention to initiate, develop and implement strategies to make research evidence available and accessible for practice, planning and policy making. The Knowledge Transfer & Exchange Associate will build relationships with our stakeholder audiences to enhance their understanding and use of research evidence in the design and delivery of programs to support early and safe return to work.


In collaboration with the Institute’s research program in work disability management and prevention, stakeholder audiences and the Knowledge Transfer and Exchange team members, the Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Associate will build relationships with stakeholder audiences, develop and implement evidence-based strategies and work plans for the transfer of evidence and research messages to specific audiences, support outreach activities to enhance the capacity of audiences to understand research and use evidence, work with research staff to identify and shape key thematic messages, support the identification of research needs identified by target audiences, manage projects on time and within budget, prepare written materials for electronic and print distribution, work as a member of the KTE team and designated research programs.


Professional or practice experience in a field relevant to the prevention and management of work disability is preferred a requirement for this position. Post-graduate preparation in research methods relevant for the field of work disability management is desirable.

The ideal candidate will have sound understanding of research methods, experience in clinical, work-based or policy environments, very strong interpersonal and communication skills and excellent project management skills.   You will be comfortable presenting to audiences and will have experience in facilitation. Familiarity with electronic communication tools such as webinars and other social media is desirable.


Position reports to the Director, Knowledge Transfer & Exchange


The Knowledge Transfer & Exchange Associate has regular contact with Institute research staff and external audiences, which will include clinicians, workplace parties, disability insurance plans, regulatory bodies, policy makers, disability managers and professional associations.


Is responsible for the development and meeting of project budgets.


The physical environment is a modern office building. There is some travel to meet with target audiences. There is no unusual physical effort involved.  There may be periods of focused attention at a computer terminal.

Revised October 2008

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