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