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Position:  Data Analyst, BORN Ontario

Region:  Ottawa


Reference #: 18-330

Position Summary
The Data Analyst is responsible for data extraction from the BORN Ontario Information System and preparation/presentation of those data in different formats (tables, graphs, reports, slides). The analyst; provides ongoing support to BORN data requestors; develops, creates, and maintains project and analysis related documentation; supports the improvement of analysis processes; and participates in ongoing professional development


  • Collaborate with BORN team members, aggregate and record-level data requestors and researchers (as required) to clarify data elements needed for data requests and research
  • Write analysis queries and programs to perform data processing tasks, perform data extraction and conduct analyses
  • Test written programs and verify data analyses against other data reports from the BORN Information System
  • Interact with other project team members to ensure that data is complete, accurate, and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Assist or develop systems for organizing data to analyze, identify and report trends.
  • Prepare data output formats as requested
  • Maintain records of analysis activities, and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Match/link/aggregate data from multiple sources and experience working with administrative datasets (e.g. CIHI) or other perinatal data (Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System, provincial perinatal programs)
  • Make decisions about appropriate statistical tests as required and run statistical analyses
  • Perform database edits.
  • Execute data validation programs and resolve data discrepancies.
  • Ensure compliance with BORN and institutional privacy guidelines. Develop, implement, and maintain security procedures for users and system administrators to ensure the protection of confidential hospital and patient data.
  • Ensure accurate and detailed documentation concerning how and why analysis decisions are made throughout the course of a research project
  • Perform work in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all CHEO and CHEO Research Institute corporate/departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor

  • Police Record Check (PRC) (Essential)
  • University Degree in epidemiology or statistics or equivalent (i.e., university degree with a concentration of courses in statistics) (Essential)
  • Proficient with common data management software and statistical analysis packages such as SAS (mandatory), R or other statistical software and programming languages (Essential)
  • Experience with relational databases (Essential)
  • Minimum 3 years experience working in an analysis position (Essential)
  • Experience with calculation of basic epidemiologic measures (i.e., rates, risks, rate/risk ratios, 95% confidence intervals) (Essential)
  • Clinical health research experience (maternal-child preferred) (Preferred)
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, especially Excel) (Essential)
  • Excellent attention to detail (Essential)
  • Knowledge of ethics and regulatory requirements of research involving human subjects. (Essential)
  • Ability to prioritize with good time management skills (Essential)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English required. (Essential)
  • Experience with GIS analysis or other geo-spatial software (Preferred)

Please note you will be represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

Salary:  $56,491.50 to $69,322.50 / year

Terms of Employment:  Temporary (until July 2019) Full Time

Deadline for Application:  Tuesday, July 17, 2018

How to Apply:  

Apply Online.

Should the applicant require any accommodations during the application process please notify Human Resources as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Location:  Ottawa

Profession Type:  Other

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