Data Analyst - Quantitative Research

Location: Toronto, ON

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About SickKids

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education. Our reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained – without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.

When you join SickKids, you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfill our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric healthcare.

Position Description

About CGEn HostSeq Program

As Canada’s national facility for genome sequencing and analysis, CGEn leads a nation-wide Host Genome Sequencing Initiative within Genome Canada’s Canadian COVID Genomic Network (CanCOGeN) framework to sequence genomes of 10,000 Canadians to help understand the genomic architecture of the host response to SARS-Cov-2. CGEn is mandated to develop regional, national, and international linkages to ensure that the Canadian Government’s investment has maximal impact for the health of all Canadians.

Successful candidates will be part of a program that will have impact on population health and clinical relevance and will build up research resources for the science community for years to come.

Position Summary:

The Research Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigators on several research projects in the field of genetic epidemiology, including projects on infectious disease. Specifically, the Research Coordinator will be responsible for data management, statistical analysis, and research coordination.

Here’s What You’ll Get To Do:

The position will involve various aspects of epidemiology studies, including :

  • Managing large consortium datasets, conducting data harmonization and maintain data integrity
  • Liaise with international and local collaborators for specific research projects
  • Conducting statistical analysis using R and data management with sql
  • Assisting funding and ethics applications
  • Contribution to preparation of project reports, publications, and scientific presentations

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Master’s degree in Epidemiology or Biostatistics is preferable.
  • Skills and experiences in data analysis and management of epidemiological studies are required.
  • Experience in immunology, infectious disease or respiratory disease.
  • Solid knowledge of epidemiological methods and designs
  • Well-developed computing skills with proficiency in statistical and data management software programming, such as STATA, R, sql etc
  • Ability to implement statistical analyses in large complex datasets
  • Skills and experience in managing RedCap databases
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary research team, including epidemiologists, molecular geneticists, statisticians, laboratory staff and scientists

Employment Type: Temporary, Full-Time (one-year contract with possibility for renewal)

Application: Individuals interested in these openings should submit a cover letter, and the specific skills they possess (from the Required Skills section, above). They should also list their interest and experience in the research area, a curriculum vitae, and a copy of a scientific paper they contributed to with a description of their role. This letter should explicitly address previous experience analyzing or manipulating large scale genetic and/or clinical data, and experience with study design.

Please note that your application must be uploaded as one document

Our Commitment to Diversity

The children and families we care for are diverse, and so are our employees. All are welcome to join our unique organizational culture and be part of our inclusive team.

If requested, SickKids is proud to make available accommodations to support applicants with disabilities during the interview and assessment process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. SickKids is also committed to providing services in both official languages and our preference is to hire employees who are fluent in both English and French whenever possible.

Thank you for your interest in joining SickKids. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with our Hospital policy, employment at SickKids is conditional upon the Hospital’s receipt of all necessary documentation.

How to Apply

Tip: Combine your cover letter and resume into ONE document of 20 pages or less as you cannot upload multiple documents as part of your application.

If you are still experiencing technical difficulties please email to send us a short description of the issues you are experiencing. Please note that we will not accept resumes sent to this inbox but we are happy to respond to requests for technical assistance.

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