Tan Tock Seng

Data Analyst, NPHEU (NCID)

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Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)

Data Analyst, NPHEU (NCID)


Job Description

The Data Analyst / IT Programmer in the National Public Health and Epidemiology Unit (NPHEU) performs data management, data analysis, and programming of IT systems, to support the design, optimisation, and execution of prevention and control activities, as well as the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of surveillance, and research activities related to infectious diseases of public health concern.

Work with internal and external stakeholders in developing methodologies and systems for the management and extraction of complex data from databases, registries and epidemiological studies. Including the use of logical models and algorithms for data extraction, and developing standardised data dictionaries.
Support the maintenance of existing systems and the development of new IT platforms.
Manage existing databases and disease registries, including extracting, cleaning, processing and analysing data for routine and ad-hoc reports, as well as troubleshooting of existing data systems.
Develop new and ad-hoc database applications for NPHEU’s purposes, including surveillance, horizon scanning and forecasting, and enhancements to disease registries and databases. This development work includes conducting needs assessments and system requirements studies, developing tender specifications for new IT systems, and involvement in user acceptability tests
Produce documentation of new or existing systems and data-management support documents on standards, best practices, policies and procedures.
Assist in explaining data and IT requirements to other levels of staff (e.g. data-entry clerks and data executives).
Prepare and conduct presentations to describe data infrastructures, analysis methods and results of analyses.
Provide data management and IT programming consultancy and training as and when required
Work with internal and external stakeholders, in particular the Ministry of Health when developing databases required for surveillance and research activities and biostatisticians, epidemiologists, clinicians and researchers when extraction of complex data from databases.
Bachelor or Master Degree in Analytics, Statistics, Mathematics, information technology programming, computer science, or a related field. Diploma holders with the relevant experience/skillsets may also apply.
Competence in using MS Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access).
Expertise in the use of at least one programming tool, software and language (e.g. C++, Python, JavaScript, SQL).
Expertise in the use of at least one visualization tool (e.g. Tableau, Plotly, Qlikview).
Knowledge and experience in the principles and practice of data management and IT programming.
Expertise in working with a variety of information and data files, including large and complex files: analysing file structure, understanding data layout from the file structures and transforming raw data into finished information products
Ability to exercise patience, communicate effectively with others, with good interpersonal skills and able to work both independently.
Strong communication skills, both written and spoken, including data visualisation and presentation.
Preferably possess previous work experience in public health agencies or health-related settings such as hospitals, public health organisations and academic institutions.

Job Family


Employment Type

Regular Full-Time

Working Location

Novena (Central)

Working Hours

Office Hours

Job Level

Junior Executive

Education Level

Bachelor Degree, Master Degree

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