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Analyst

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We are a satellite site and multidisciplinary group that conducts health services research using Ontario health administrative data, centrally housed at ICES. Our research work includes the study of diverse clinical populations and health system services. We apply basic and advanced epidemiologic methods to address health care issues such as treatment safety and effectiveness, patient decision-making, and health policy.

Reporting to the ICES Queen’s site director and and local lead analyst, the incumbent will work collaboratively with project teams and under the direction of principal investigators in all data analytical activities to support, conduct and complete assigned projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a data set creation plan and analysis plan for the project team’s assigned projects
  • Develop SAS programs to extract and merge data from existing ICES databases according to data set creation plans to create study cohorts following analytic standards and guidelines
  • Carry out statistical analysis on developed study cohorts according to specifications of project analysis plans
  • Prepare and review (with lead as required) analytic output (e.g., tables and reports) along with liaising with PI /researchcCoordinator, ensuring check points are being done as part of process
  • Work effectively and efficiently according to ICES policies, procedures, standards, workflow processes, documents and requirements (e.g., complete program and project; documentation according to ICES standards and guidelines)
  • Assist with preparing study cohorts for students or faculty
  • Contribute to the writing of reports (technical reports/working papers/ICES publications/web-based summaries), abstracts, poster presentations, peer-reviewed publications and other relevant deliverables, in collaboration with the PI
  • Interface with internal and external stakeholders in support of the project such as expert panels, committees and team meetings
  • Facilitate the uptake of knowledge by local decision-makers across Ontario through the presentation of findings, education sessions, and one-on-one interactions as required.
  • Contribute to or support the development of a body of knowledge in support of ICES such as updating dataset, and documentation
  • Contribute to other committees or activities within ICES Queen’s or ICES in support of ICES business plan as required
  • Upholds Queen’s and ICES’ reputation by following through on promises and brand expectations.
  • Undertake other duties as required in support of the unit.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health sciences or other related discipline, with a solid background in quantitative skills/statistics
  • Experience with SAS (including SQL and macro writing) programming skills are required
  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Skills

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, Internet Explorer), as well as the ability to work with computerized databases
  • An understanding of concepts of health services research, how to use administrative data in this research, and have an appreciation for good quality data
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a research team
  • Interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) in order to interact with both staff and clients at all levels
  • Good organization skills including ability to organize multiple projects and tasks simultaneously; with a high attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Effective time management skills in order to handle a broad range of responsibilities and frequent interruptions.

Decision Making

  • Determine necessary information to focus on objectives aligned with Queen’s and ICES strategy and plans
  • Determine own work plans with team, partners and leader(s); shares appropriately with others
  • Identify issues and takes necessary action or gets support to resolve problems
  • Determine a continuous innovation and quality mindset
  • Use/adheres to effective processes/methodologies and policies; maintains standards and avoids risk
  • Understand the privilege and responsibility of holding data and carefully protects its use
  • Conduct research ethically and in accordance with the defined research protocol and with Queen’s and ICES’ policies and procedures.

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