Research Impact Analyst
University Health Network
Toronto, ON
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Research Impact Analyst our Research Solutions and Services department.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN's five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

The Research Impact Analyst will work closely with the Manager, Research Strategy and Planning and other team members within the Strategic Research Initiatives Development (StRIDe) department. Primary responsibilities of the role include gathering, analyzing, interpreting and reporting research performance data from publicly-available, third-party or internal data repositories. These data types include those related to research publications (e.g., bibliometric analyses), research funding (e.g., peer-reviewed and non–peer-reviewed) and other measures of research productivity as required. The Analyst will also develop and maintain internal libraries of measured data to consistently track research performance over time, as well as support the development and maintenance of tools and resources to enable internal stakeholders to access tailored research performance data about the organization and its institutes/programs. Finally, the Analyst will be responsible for the maintaining the integrity of data in the Research Personnel Database and support special projects related to research performance.

  • Master’s degree in health, biomedical sciences or biomedical engineering
  • One (1) year related experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of bibliometrics and other research impact measures
  • Demonstrated experience with different bibliometrics data sources that have citation tracking capabilities (e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, altmetrics, patent databases)
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with bibliometrics software such as InCites and SciVal
  • Demonstrated experience with mathematical methods associated with bibliometrics
  • Knowledge of issues related to researcher identification and experience using researcher profiling systems (e.g. Researcher ID, ORCID)
  • Data management, manipulation, interpretation and analysis skills
  • Information analysis and synthesis experience
  • Knowledge of metrics and issues of individual researchers up to and including institutional level metrics
  • Understanding of the issues related to appropriate use of bibliometrics tool, an awareness of the potential misuse of these tools and misinterpretation of the results
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic and derivative metrics (publication counts, citation counts, h-index, journal or discipline normalized metrics, other index metrics)
  • Good understanding of citation analysis and network analysis (rationales & methodologies & limitations)
  • Experience working as a research impact librarian is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills: ability to converse articulately with research administrators and faculty members
  • Excellent written and verbal skills for teaching, troubleshooting, procedural documentation and demonstrated experience with report writing
  • Conversant with issues related to the quantification of research impact
  • Demonstrated experience with instructional development and delivery
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to take initiative, create opportunities, and develop effective partnerships
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.