Data Analyst

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

We are seeking highly qualified candidates for a Data Analyst position at the Centre for Global Child Health and Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the data analyst will become a core member of a research group that aims to contribute knowledge in the field of global child health, infectious diseases and nutrition. The Data Analyst role will primarily involve data quality assessment and monitoring, data analysis, and interpretation of findings related to studies of maternal, fetal and infant health. As a member of the Centre for Global Child and the SickKids Research Institute, the successful applicant will have daily interactions with a dynamic community of researchers and trainees focused on global child health research, capacity-building, and advocacy projects.

Here’s What You’ll Get To Do:

  • Formulation of data analysis plans.
  • Data quality monitoring, and preparation of data summaries for investigator meetings.
  • Data management, cleaning, analysis, and presentation of results in tables and figures, and preparation of manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed research journals.
  • Literature searches particularly as required to undertake state-of-the-art data analysis and interpretation.
  • Assist with the preparation of research proposals and grant applications (e.g., sample size calculations and justifications), research ethics board submissions, and study materials (e.g., data collection forms);
  • Assist and mentor students, research assistants, etc. with statistical analyses.
  • Attend relevant meetings, rounds or workshops to increase knowledge and skills.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Thesis-based MSc (or other thesis-based graduate degree) in a discipline related to health research and quantitative data analysis. Applicants with formal training in epidemiological study design and analysis are strongly preferred.
  • Evidence of advanced quantitative health data analysis skills, including coursework and practical experience.
  • Previous direct involvement in the analysis, interpretation and reporting of a clinical or epidemiological research study (evidenced by acknowledgement or co-authorship on published research articles). Co-authorship as the primary data analyst on at least one submitted or published research paper is required.
  • Advanced proficiency with a statistical software application (Stata, SAS, and/or R) and willingness to use Stata.
  • Experience and proficiency with programming, coding and data formatting approaches would be an asset (e.g., Python, Java, JSON).
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in and/or work experience related to global health research would be an asset.

Employment Type: Temporary, Full-Time (1-year contract with possibility of renewal)

Please address the following points in your cover letter (max 1 page total):

  • Briefly explain why you are applying to this specific position and your experience/training that would prepare you for the role.
  • List all completed graduate-level university courses in advanced study design or statistical analysis, and your grade in the course.
  • Briefly describe your graduate thesis, and explain your direct role in data collection, processing, analysis and interpretation.
  • List one or more peer-reviewed papers in the field of basic, clinical or epidemiological research on which you are a co-author, and explain your direct role in data collection, processing, analysis and interpretation. Please provide links to published papers.

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

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