Toronto, ON

We are seeking highly qualified candidates for a Research Analyst position at the Centre for Global Child Health and Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Roth (Clinician-Scientist, Departments of Paediatrics and Nutritional Sciences, SicKKids and University of Toronto), the research analyst will become a core member of a research group that aims to contribute knowledge in the field of global child health, infectious diseases and nutrition. The Research Analyst role will primarily involve data quality assessment and monitoring, data analysis, and interpretation of findings related to studies of maternal and infant health in Bangladesh. As a member of the Centre for Global Child and the SickKids Research Institute, the successful applicant will have daily interactions with a dynamic community of researchers and trainees focused on global child health research, capacity-building, and advocacy projects.

Here’s What You’ll Get To Do:

  • Formulation of data analysis plans.
  • Data quality monitoring, and preparation of data summaries for investigator meetings.
  • Data management and cleaning, analysis, and presentation of results in tables and figures, and preparation of manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed research journals.
  • Literature searches, particularly as required to undertake state-of-the-art data analysis and interpretation.
  • Assist with the preparation of new related research proposals and grant applications (e.g., sample size calculations and justifications), research ethics board submissions, and study materials (e.g., data collection forms);
  • Assist and mentor students, research assistants, etc. with statistical analyses.
  • Attend relevant meetings, rounds or workshops to increase knowledge and skills.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • MSc (or other thesis-based graduate degree) in a discipline related to health research and quantitative data analysis. Applicants with formal training in epidemiological study design and analysis are strongly preferred.
  • Evidence of advanced quantitative health data analysis skills, including coursework and practical experience.
  • Previous direct involvement in the analysis, interpretation and reporting of a clinical or epidemiological research study (evidenced by acknowledgement or co-authorship on published research articles). Co-authorship as the primary research analyst on at least one published research paper would be an asset.
  • Advanced proficiency with a statistical software application (Stata, SAS, and/or R) and willingness to use Stata.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in and/or work experience related to global health research would be an asset.

Employment Type: Temporary, Full-Time (1-year contract with possibility of renewal)

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