Job Posting 90978

Senior Analyst Specialist, Analytic Techniques and Tools
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area, Ottawa area
closed 55 days ago (Fri, 27 Jan)
full time - temporary / contract  •  Minimum Salary: $77,390.00 per year

Who we are

We are an organization comprised of industry thought leaders who are passionate about health data and want to make a difference in the health care field. We are an independent, not-for-profit organization and together with our partners we provide essential information on Canada's health systems, enabling decisions that lead to healthier Canadians. As a valued member of the CIHI team, you and your work will have a pivotal role in the evolution of Canada's health care systems.

CIHI is recognized as an exceptional place to work that embraces diversity, respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Learn about our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and the work being done to create a more inclusive and welcoming organization by focusing on how we learn, govern and practice.

At CIHI, we recognize what matters to our employees. Some of the benefits of working at CIHI include

  • HOOPP Pension Plan (Defined Benefits Pension)
  • Retirement Planning Program
  • Generous vacation days for permanent and long-term contracts
  • Work-life balance
  • Career Planning Program
  • Learning and Professional Development Program
  • Flexible benefits program from your first day on the job for permanent and long-term contracts

Why is this role important?
The Analytic Techniques and Tools (AT&T) department provides technical expertise in the development of advanced analytic tools and methods for use by health service delivery professionals and policy makers. The AT&T department also fosters alignment, collaboration and knowledge exchange across the organization in the area of advanced analytics tools and methodologies.

The Senior Analyst is responsible for leading technical and methodological support to analytical teams across CIHI in developing products using the R language; and fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange.

What you'll do
1. Provides expert support on the technical and methodological direction of products and services to support CIHI’s overall business strategy.

2. Supports CIHI analytical teams in developing and transitioning analytical products, using the R and/or Python programming languages.

3. Conducts data management activities including writing and updating statistical code required for the development, computation, analysis, and/or verification of key deliverables. This may include support for the release of data and information through private and public reporting tools, including leading the execution of test strategies / test cases to ensure accuracy of the reported results in adherence with CIHI’s corporate information quality framework.

4. Provides support on creating top-quality clean code and participates in peer-to-peer code review.

5. Leads and/or contributes to the development of materials for dissemination of findings and knowledge translation.

6. Shares knowledge and expertise across the organization; Provides knowledge sharing to CIHI staff related to advanced analytics, machine learning methods and data visualization.

7. Ensures that quality of products and activities meet CIHI standards (e.g. quality, privacy, security, ethics).

8. Ensures adherence to, and ability to demonstrate compliance with, CIHI’s privacy and security policies and procedures when using CIHI data and information.

What you'll bring to the table
• Undergraduate degree in Informatics, Data Science, Computing Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field (or equivalent experience).

• Three to five years of experience in data analytical activities including data visualization, statistical analysis or data pipelines.

• Working experience with the R or Python programing languages to manipulate data and draw insights from large datasets. Working experience with SAS is an asset.

• Experience designing and building analytical solutions using good software engineering practices (e.g., code optimization, version control).

• Experience with coaching and mentoring in analytical techniques and R or Python programming skills.

• Familiarity with high performance computing is an asset.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with minimal supervision.

• Proven organizational and time management skills, with an ability to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively to meet deadlines.

• Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

• Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, including the ability to document findings and communicate complex ideas in simple terminology (both orally and in writing).

• Understanding of Canada's healthcare system is an asset.

• Ability to fulfill occasional travel.

• Fluency in English is required; bilingualism is an asset.

Closing Statement

To find out more about this role and other exciting opportunities visit our website at and check out our 'Careers' section.

We thank all those who apply, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the risk of COVID-19. CIHI is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees in the workplace, and therefore CIHI requires proof of vaccination for all of our employees unless a valid accommodation under legislation exists.

Employment Equity

At CIHI we are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. Part of this commitment includes arranging accommodations to ensure an equitable opportunity to participate in the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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