Job Posting 86442

Research Analyst (DAS)
Work From Home - Ontario
closes in 22 days (Wed, 31 Aug)
full time

Data. Discovery. Better Health.

ICES is a world-leading health research and analytics institute. With a wealth of data and analytic expertise, we create trusted evidence that has changed health policy and practice and helps ensure better health for all. 

Ready to discover more with us? Join our outstanding, collaborative team where your skills, knowledge and curiosity are valued and can change the future of health care.


At ICES, we recognize what matters most to our employees. Some of the great benefits of working at ICES include:

  • Flexible remote work arrangements anywhere in Ontario
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Program
  • HOOPP Pension Plan (Defined Pension)
  • Employee Assistance Program and Dialogue Well Being Program
  • Generous vacation, float and caregiver days for all employees
  • Education Fund and Dedicated Education Days
  • Holiday Closure
  • Perkopolis Employee Discount Program



The Data and Analytic Services department is seeking a motivated Research Analyst to join their team. The Research Analyst reports to the Research Program Manager in their assigned program.  The Research Analyst will work collaboratively with the project team and under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) or Staff Scientist, will provide analytic input to, and complete their assigned projects


Responsibilities of the position include, but may not be limited to:

Under supervision of the Senior Analyst/Research Program Manager and in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI) /Staff Scientist and/or Epidemiologist will perform the following duties:

  1. Develop and execute a data set creation plan and analysis plan for their assigned projects;
  2. Develop SAS programs to extract and merge data from existing ICES databases according to data set creation plans to create study cohorts following analytic standards and guidelines;
  3. Carry out statistical analysis on developed study cohorts according to specifications of project analysis plans;
  4. Prepare and review (with Manager as required) analytic output (e.g., tables and reports);
  5. Liaise with epidemiologist/project manager, PI/Staff Scientist, ensuring check points are being done as part of process;
  6. Work effectively and efficiently according to ICES policies, procedures, standards, workflow processes, documents and requirements (e.g., complete program and project documentation according to ICES standards and guidelines);
  7. May help prepare study cohorts for students or faculty;
  8. May contribute to the writing of reports (technical reports/working papers/ICES publications/web-based summaries), abstracts, poster presentations, peer-reviewed publications and other relevant deliverables, in collaboration with the PI or Staff Scientist;
  9. May interface with internal and external stakeholders in support of the project such as expert panels, committees and team meetings;
  10. May facilitate the uptake of knowledge by local decision-makers across Ontario through the presentation of findings, education sessions, and one-on-one interactions as required;
  11. May contribute to or support the development of a body of knowledge in support of ICES such as updating dataset, and documentation;
  12. May contribute to other committees or activities within the department or ICES in support of ICES business plan as required;
  13. Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.


Knowledge, skills and abilities required: 

  • Master’s degree in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, or related field;
  • Knowledge generally gained through 2 years related experience;
  • Working knowledge of how to use administrative data or other large population-based data sets in health services research;
  • Working knowledge of basic SAS;
  • SAS programming skills; knowledge of SQL and macro writing an asset;
  • Basic understanding of the concepts of health services research and understanding of core bio-statistical analytic techniques;
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, Internet Explorer), as well as the ability to work with computerized databases;
  • Well-developed oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to manage and prioritize workload responsibilities and timelines;
  • Ability to work accurately and effectively under pressure, and to meet deadlines.


This is a full time, 12 month contract. 


Security clearance may be required.


Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter detailing how their knowledge, skills and abilities match the scope of this position.


We thank all applicants for their interest in working at ICES. Due to the volume of applications received, only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted for further discussions.


ICES is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Applicants are asked to make accommodation requests to ICES and we will make every effort to ensure that accommodation requests are met throughout the recruitment process.

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