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Lead Cancer Analyst (Level 6), Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline October 6, 2017

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. The Partnership works with cancer experts, charitable organizations, governments, cancer agencies, national health organizations, patients, survivors and others to implement Canada’s cancer control strategy. The Partnership's vision is to be a driving force to achieve a focused approach that will help prevent cancer, enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer, lessen the likelihood of dying from cancer, and increase the efficiency of cancer control in Canada.

The Position

Reporting to the Program Manager & Biostatistician, Analytics, this position is part of the analytic team that provides support to all portfolios at the Partnership who seek to use data to evaluate and report on the Canadian Cancer Control system.  The Lead Cancer Analyst works with internal program areas to define their analytic needs and provide statistical expertise on what analyses can be done to meet their goals.  The Lead Cancer Analyst conducts, analyzes and interprets results to support the development of reports related to cancer control and to transform data into information which will support evidence-based decision-making throughout the organization.  The Lead Cancer Analyst is also a resource to other data analysts providing technical guidance and direction on methodology.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Masters in biostatistics, epidemiology or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years’ proven experience working with Canadian health data, conducting analyses and providing interpretation of results. Experience with cancer data preferred.
  • Experience working with a broad range of health care databases at organizational, provincial and national levels
  • Proven ability to lead analytic projects: conceptualizing, planning, implementing and evaluating
  • Experience working in cancer control at local, provincial, or federal levels is a strong asset
  • Knowledge of concepts and experience calculating and interpreting measures used in cancer surveillance (e.g. incidence, mortality, prevalence, net survival)
  • Demonstrated knowledge working with Canadian health data and conducting analyses on measures used in cancer surveillance (e.g. incidence, mortality, prevalence, net survival)
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to understand complex problems, identify key issues, provide solutions and present results in a clear and concise format
  • Experience with indicator development and performance measurement in a health care setting
  • Experience conducting analysis using more complex analysis technique (e.g. multiple linear and logistic regression)
  • Work effectively both, independently and as part of a team, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to provide guidance and direction to team members
  • Excellent skills in communicating complex/technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of data linkage and familiarity with the cancer data landscape
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with key internal program areas and external stakeholders
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills; verbal and written. French language competency is an asset
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadline within a fast-paced environment
  • Intermediate (required) / advanced (preferred) proficiency in SAS
  • Experience writing journal articles and/or content in published reports and developing and delivering presentations on results and implications is an asset

Closing Date: September October 6, 2017

If you are interested in applying for this positions, please send your CV and cover letter to

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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