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Cancer Data Analyst, Analytics (Level 5), Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline November 10, 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 role of the Data Analyst is to gather, clean and analyze health/cancer data from a range of data sources, identify and advise on data limitations, provide insight and interpretation of results, collaborate with other teams on indicators development, provide analytical support on the development of reports related to cancer control, ad hoc data analysis for presentations and publications and other Partnership business.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Masters in biostatistics, epidemiology or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years’ proven experience working with Canadian health data, conducting analyses and providing interpretation of results. Experience with cancer data preferred.
  • Knowledge of concepts and experience calculating and interpreting measures used in cancer surveillance (e.g. incidence, mortality, prevalence, net survival)
  • Experience with indicator development and performance measurement in a health care setting
  • Proven experience using Canadian health system data
  • Knowledge and understanding of cancer and/or health statistics
  • Knowledge of concepts and experience calculating and interpreting measures used in cancer surveillance
  • Intermediate (required) / advanced (preferred) proficiency in SAS and Excel
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to understand complex problems, identify key issues and present results in a clear and concise format
  • Strong customer service skills for working with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional attention to detail and quality assurance
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadline within a fast‐paced environment
  • 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
  • Outstanding communication skills; verbal and written
  • Experience writing journal articles and/or content in published reports and developing and delivering presentations on results and implications is an asset
  • Experience working in cancer control at local, provincial, or federal levels a strong asset

Closing Date: November 10, 2017

If you are interested in applying for this positions, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected].

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

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an organization committed to ensuring accessible services and communications to individuals with disabilities. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please call 416-915-9222 or email us at [email protected].