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ITC Data Analyst

ITC Data Analyst

Requisition ID 
Job Category  
1850 - Psychology
Job Status 
Regular Full-Time
Hiring Range 
$57,834 - $72,293

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The Data Analyst works closely with other Data Analysts, the Director (Dr. Mary Thompson) and Associate Director (Dr. Christian Boudreau) of the DMC, Senior Data Analysts, Research Scientists, Research Associates, Senior Managers, and Investigators to ensure the timely and accurate collection, organization, documentation, analysis, and release of data for the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project), and provide support for creation of documentation related to that data


This role is contingent on funding.


Data Analysis

In consultation with the DMC Director and Associate Director, ITC Senior Data Analysts, ITC Data Analysts, the ITC Knowledge Translation Manager, the ITC Research Scientist and Research Associates, and the ITC Principal Investigator, provide data analysis for the ITC project including the following support:

  • Analyze survey data using a range of data analysis techniques including multivariate analyses.
  • Interpret and summarize data for statistical and analytical reports.
  • Work proficiently in SAS and R, and be familiar with additional statistical software

Knowledge Translation


In consultation with the DMC Director and Associate Director, ITC Senior Data Analysts, ITC Data Analysts, Principal Investigator, ITC Knowledge Translation Manager, and ITC Research Scientist, provide the following knowledge translation support:

  • Facilitate the dissemination of research and findings by making presentation and scientific meetings (national/international), contributing to scientific papers, and writing technical reports
  • Assume responsibility for the results published in peer-reviewed journals including accuracy of published data and assurance of scientific integrity
  • Make original contributions to research papers and reports both in the area of population health and in the development of analytical methods
  • Contribute as author to scientific papers
  • Write documentation reports to accompany the release of large datasets, including microdata user guides, public use microdata files, and data codebooks

Project Consultation and Design

  • Provide consultation for staff and investigators regarding study design, data management, analysis, and reporting
  • Take the lead using statistical methods to design multi-centre studies involving complex survey designs (e.g. multi-stage) and/or longitudinal designs in natural environments
  • Contribute to overall planning and coordination of ITC projects


  • Initiate and maintain working relationships with technical and scientific personnel from external agencies
  • Function as an integral part of project teams
  • Utilize excellent written and verbal communication skills for interacting with staff, investigators, and external stakeholders


  • Master’s Degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, computer science or a math-related discipline; or equivalent education plus experience is required
  • Experience and expertise with complex statistical methods and scientific theories and principles
  • Experience or familiarity with health behaviour or social science research designs and methods of data analysis preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with statistical analyses of cross sectional survey data
  • Knowledge and experience with longitudinal survey data is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience with SAS or R is required. Knowledge and experience with SAS preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office programs
  • Knowledge of other statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, S-Plus/R) is an asset
  • Familiarity with the use of Microsoft Access, Word, systems-query language (SQL) and data base programming is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire and use new technologies and techniques
  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing competing priorities and time demands from multiple sources
  • Ability to prioritize and respond to ad hoc and routine data inquiries
  • Ability to independently plan and implement multivariate statistical analyses (e.g., logistic regression, multiple regression, factor analysis).
  • Strong research skills, including an ability to think critically and analytically, to contribute to scientific papers, proposals for research funding, and to make presentations at scientific meetings
  • Potential to take an active role in writing scholarly papers for submission to refereed journals
  • Ability to work on multiple projects either independently or under the direction of the Principle Investigators
  • Proven ability to work with data that is confidential in nature
  • Ability to multi-task and to work quickly and efficiently under pressure
  • Ability to stay focused on a task in a busy workplace
  • Ability to maintain a creative and positive approach to support under tight timelines
  • Excellent problem solving skills, resourcefulness
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Proven ability to be meticulous, organized, and detail-oriented