Reports to: Manager & Biostatistician, Analytics and Data Integration
Location: Downtown Toronto, near Union Station
Posting Date: February 7, 2020 Closing Date: February 27, 2020
Reporting to the Manager & Biostatistician, Analytics and Data Integration, this position is part of the Analytics and Data Integration team under the Performance functional unit. The team is responsible for providing advanced methodological and data analysis support to the organization and its partners as well as coordinating all data requests through partners like Statistics Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and provincial/territorial cancer registries, among others.
The individual will provide support to all portfolios at the Partnership who seek to use data to evaluate and report on the Canadian Cancer Control system. The role of the Cancer Information Analyst is to gather, clean and analyze health/cancer data from a range of data sources, identify and advise on data limitations, provide insight and interpretation of results, develop performance indicators in collaboration with content experts, provide analytical support on the development of reports related to cancer control, conduct ad hoc data analysis for presentations and publications and other Partnership business. The individual will spend a good proportion of time interacting with colleagues across the organization and the broader cancer system, partner landscape to understand needs, explain results and brainstorm solutions. As such, communication and relationship management skills are as important in this role as technical and analytical skills.
Experience and education
- Masters in biostatistics, epidemiology or related field
- Intermediate (required) / advanced (preferred) proficiency in SAS and Excel
- A minimum of 5 years of proven experience working with Canadian health data, conducting analyses and providing an interpretation of results. Experience with cancer data preferred.
- Knowledge of concepts and experience calculating and interpreting measures used in cancer surveillance (e.g. incidence, mortality, prevalence, net survival)
- Experience working in cancer control at local, provincial, or federal levels
- Experience with indicator development and performance measurement in a health care setting
- Experience writing journal articles and/or content in published reports and developing and delivering presentations on results and implications is an asset