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Analyst, Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (Level 6), Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline January 8, 2017

12-15 Month Contract

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

The Partnership recognizes the importance of data in advancing the Cancer Control agenda and has played a key role in establishing the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP).  The CPTP is a significant, long term research platform designed to explore how factors such as genetics, behaviour, environment and lifestyle contribute to the development of cancer and other chronic diseases.  The CPTP has enrolled over 300,000 Canadians aged 35 to 69 who will be followed for decades to support leading edge Canadian and international trans-disciplinary population health and chronic disease research.  The Partnership is the largest single funder of the CPTP and has responsibility for establishing the project’s key infrastructure through the National Coordination Centre (NCC).  

Reporting to the Manager, CPTP, the Analyst is responsible for providing project analytical and operational support to work related to improving access to administrative health data across the country and to develop and enrich CPTP’s pan-Canadian infrastructure.  The work will include environmental scanning, policies and procedure development, technical feasibility and analytical support.  Primary responsibilities include the identification of best practices in areas such as data access, harmonization, data hosting, database management and data linkage, identified through environmental scans and other information gathering exercises and consultations. The incumbent will work closely with the CPTP team, as well as other internal and external teams to support well-informed, evidence-based, decision making and program execution.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Master’s degree in health sciences, epidemiology, public health or similar health-care area
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience involving responsibility related to team-work, project coordination and management, research analysis and synthesis, and report writing/presentations on technical topics
  • Experience networking, planning and implementing projects with a range of partners, organizations and stakeholders
  • Experience working within a health environment conducting research, analysis and stakeholder relations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex relationships and maintain internal and external key contacts at all levels in order to deliver on priorities
  • Strong business acumen
  • Knowledge of major bibliographic databases (e.g. PubMed, and Medline, etc.) and ability to execute effective literature searches
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and work effectively with colleagues and staff of all levels and disciplines to engage and build relationships
  • Strong stakeholder management and partnership development skills reflected in the ability to establish effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and partners
  • Excellent research, analytical, interpretive and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge and demonstrated experience of health sector issues/challenges, preferably cancer

Closing Date: January 8, 2018.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected].

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].