Feb. 22, 2023

Senior Research Analyst, Community Health Sciences

The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Senior Research Analyst.

Position Overview

The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Senior Research Analyst.  This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Associate Director.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Communication and Scientific Contribution

  • Along with the Principal Investigator, develop and implement the strategic vision and research design of the research project(s)

  • Study design and statistical analysis of health data (of various types) in childhood arthritis

  • Drafting publication plans using complex health data including administrative data

  • Drafting research grant proposals using complex health data

  • Support the preparation of research manuscripts to be submitted for publication and/or presentation, primarily on the analysis of quantitative administrative health data

  • Conducts background research such as searches, critical appraisal and summary of literature, as needed to support the project

  • All related documentation is organized and managed effectively

Judgment and Decision Making

  • Preparing and submitting research projects for ethics approval

  • Develops and implements research plans and analysis procedures based on overall research goals

  • Takes responsibility for successful completion of projects from conception through to final deliverables and project closure

  • Responsible for quality control and reproducibility of findings

  • Observes, records and interprets results

  • Advises regarding potential initiatives in their field of expertise

  • Participate in the design and development of equipment, processes, and procedures

  • Responsible for making recommendations and implementing change to methods, procedures, practices, and policies

Leadership and Research Management

  • Preparing project management plans and overseeing the execution of the project according to timelines

  • Provides leadership and guidance to students and Senior Research Analysts within the project team

  • Support others on the research team as required and provide input on future research by drafting proposals, manuscripts, grant applications, and writing ethics protocols

  • Support the progress of the research team by providing analytical support, mentoring students and writing grants

  • Drafting and development of research proposals, data analysis, knowledge translation and project specific tasks/deliverables

  • Prepare results for presentation and publication including preparation of draft reports and articles

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • PhD in Health Economics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, or a related discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years of related technical experience in quantitative health services research, including design and analysis of studies using administrative health data using a variety of multivariable regression modelling techniques
  • In-depth knowledge of programming languages such as SAS and R
  • Extensive knowledge of  and superior practical application skills in management and descriptive analysis of quantitative health data including experience using large, complex administrative health data sets, electronic medical health records and linkages with prospectively collected data
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications, including in particular the database applications - Excel and Access
  • Previous quantitative health research experience using health administrative data including working knowledge of statistical software such as SAS and R to manipulate and analyze data
  • Experience conducting systematic reviews and synthesizing relevant literature, including meta-analysis
  • Skilled in academic scientific writing
  • History of published papers in scientific, peer reviewed journals, including operations research journals  or public health journals
  • Previous experience in writing successful national and provincial peer-reviewed grants
  • Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders, including experience in preparing presentations to multiple stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated communication, organization, innovation and interpersonal skills
  • Provide technical support for others through consultation on research issues
  • Knowledge of University core business systems is desirable
  • Project management skills preferred

Application Deadline:   March 2, 2023

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase III.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (equity@ucalgary.ca) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).

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