Job Posting 87694

Information Management Analyst
Work From Home - Ontario
closes in 7 days (Tue, 4 Oct)
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




ICES is currently seeking a highly motivated Information Management Analyst for our Data Quality and Information Management Department. Reporting to the Manager, Information Management, the Information Management Analyst is responsible for the import and maintenance of large health services data sets in a SAS/UNIX environment under stringent confidentiality and security guidelines. The Information Management Analyst will convert the administrative data to SAS datasets, perform data cleaning and validation activities, document data characteristics, and conduct routine magnetic tape archiving and implementation of ICES data destruction policy. The Information Management Analyst will assume data management and processing responsibilities of ICES record linkage research projects.  He/she will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of specific ICES data holdings and ICES’ privacy, confidentiality and security policies and guidelines.


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


  1. Recode any direct personal identifiers as it arrives at ICES as the first use;
  2. Develop and process SAS programs to convert administrative and study data files to SAS datasets;
  3. Act as an ICES Administrative Data Covenanter;
  4. Perform data cleaning and validation activities, documentation of data characteristics according to P&B standards and guidelines;
  5. Perform electronic archiving of specific ICES databases;
  6. Carry out data destruction following ICES data destruction policy;
  7. Receive data collected in ICES primary data collection projects and prepares for the ICES research environment (UNIX);
  8. Perform ad-hoc data transferring requests;
  9. Communicate with Technology department, Research Program Managers, and/or Project Managers to solve data issues;
  10. Communicate with ICES data providers as necessary;
  11. Other duties as may be assigned within the scope of this position.


Knowledge, skills and abilities required: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Biostatistics, or related field;
  • 3 years of related work experience;
  • Working knowledge of principles of computer systems architecture, database design and record linkage methodology;
  • Good SAS programming skills;
  • Excellent understanding of the concepts of data privacy, confidentiality and security practices;
  • Understanding of the UNIX operating system for data security management practices, ICES Primary Data Collection Utility and how to use administrative data in health services research is an asset;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


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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