Research Assistant (req5555)
Department: Community Hlth & Epidemiology
Employment Group: Graduate Students - PSAC
Posted Date: 3/6/2020
Closing Date: Until Filled.
Number of Openings: 1
Rate of Pay: $22.00/hour
Required Number of Hours: ~10 hours per week during the academic term and up to 37.5 hours per week during the summer months (June to August 2020)
Duration of Employment: May 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021
In the appointment of Research Assistant, your general duties and responsibilities will be as follows:
Conduct prescribed data analyses using large, de-identified administrative health databases
Data analyses will include univariate, bivariate and multivariable regression modelling
Frequencies, tabulations, measures of association and modelling to be conducted with guidance from the supervisor
Use of previously built code macros will be a component of the project, but, the majority of the work will involve writing new code for linking, transposing and creating derived variables to conduct the desired analyses
Prepare draft aggregated data tables for the research team to review
Administrative tasks as required
This position does NOT require a specific proficiency in the English language
The expected hours of work will be:
Approximately 10 hours per week for May and June 2020 (more if the candidate is schedule permits)
For July and August 2020 the candidate can work up to 37.5 hours per week
From September 2020 to March 31 2021 the candidate can work 10-12 hours per week (more if the candidate’s schedule permits)
Qualifications (Skills and Abilities)
Due to the requirements of granting agencies the successful candidate MUST be a registered undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan for the duration of the project
Previous experience and coding ability in SAS is required – proficiency in R may be considered
The candidate must be attentive to detail, have good programming skills and able to commit to the project timeline (May 2020 to March 31 2021)
Previous knowledge of administrative health databases and/or Saskatchewan administrative health databases will be considered an asset
Must respect and abide by all relevant Master Data Sharing Agreement and confidentiality of the data requirements (training will be provided to the successful candidate)
The location of work is in Saskatoon and will be supervised by Dr. Maureen Anderson, Assistant Professor, Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan
Interested applicants must include the following in their application: 1) cover letter and 2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae
In the cover letter clearly describe your previous SAS coding experience and any other relevant administrative health data analysis experience you may have
Apply via email to: email@example.com
A review of applications will occur starting April 1st; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled
Inquiries for this position can be directed to Dr. Maureen Anderson (306.966.4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Where a graduate student is appointed to this position, it will be in scope of PSAC.
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