Schedule Mon - Fri; 8:30am - 4:30 pm
Education Level Masters in a related field
Career Level 2 years of relevant experience
Hourly Rate $26.80 - $31.29
Department, Unit or Project Description:
The Offord Centre for Child Studies is looking for a Research Analyst to work with three research investigators. The Research Analyst will be responsible for the application of routine and moderately complex statistical and methodological research activities as they relate to large-scale child mental health prevention studies (including randomized controlled trials) and provincial and national population health studies. The incumbent will also support and help with writing reports and papers for publication in peer reviewed journals, dissemination, and presentation of results. The ability to work in a team setting, excellent problem-solving and time-management skills, as well as strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are of utmost importance.
Responsible for the application of routine and moderately complex statistical and technical skills toward the analysis, and translation of statistical data. Conducts statistical research and analysis and compiles and interprets statistical records and reports. Conducts literature reviews to inform methodologies and aid in the interpretation of results. Works under general supervision and uses discretion to resolve various problems and inquiries. Specific instruction is usually given and work is reviewed at frequent milestones.
Apply established statistical methods and techniques to analyze and interpret data.
Identify the appropriate method of statistical analysis and apply statistical techniques to interpret data.
Compile and analyze data and interpret trends, fluctuations, and other changes that may emerge.
Document new designs, codes, and modifications.
Conduct literature reviews.
Write sections of scientific papers, funding proposals, grants, and abstracts, including summaries, introductions and method and result section.
Identify and resolve database and software problems.
Conduct data audits, compile results, analyze and summarize audit findings.
Provide advice regarding data analysis required for research projects.
Recommend modifications to processes related to data collection and data entry conventions and develop implementation plans.
Apply specialized knowledge and scientific principles to review, critically appraise and interpret published literature.
Research pertinent literature in a designed project area and analyze the applicability of the concepts.
Review case report forms, determine possible protocol deviations, discrepant data, and inconsistent reporting.
Facilitate meetings and prepare recommendations on statistical and reporting strategies.
Exchange information with colleagues and statistical experts.
Explain statistical approaches to others who do not have the equivalent knowledge in statistical methods.
Develop and deliver presentations and training sessions.
Safeguard the confidentiality of study data.
Education: Masters in a related field.
Experience: 2 years of relevant experience.
Experience working with and analyzing large datasets, longitudinal datasets, as well as interpreting and replicating moderate to complex statistical concepts (e.g., latent growth curve and latent profile analysis, multi-level modeling). Openness and ability to learn new statistical techniques in collaboration with a PhD biostatistician/research methodologist and supervising investigators. Experience with analysis of data within fields of developmental psychology, child health (including mental health), population health or sociology. Excellent communication skills.
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