Data Analyst (Permanent, Full-time)

ABOUT HRI

Homewood Research Institute (HRI) invites applicants for the position of Data Analyst (Permanent, Full-time). 

HRI is an ambitious and growing national charity dedicated to research that transforms mental health and addiction services in Canada and around the world. Through strategic partnerships with Homewood Health and a vital growing network including some of the world’s most influential scientists, clinicians and researchers, we are uniquely positioned to innovate, test new discoveries and accelerate the process that brings research into solutions for the real world.  For more information, visit hriresearch.com.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The HRI Data Analyst works closely with Research Associates, Research Scientists, and Investigators to ensure accurate collection, organization, documentation, analysis and sharing of data. The Data Analyst is responsible for statistical analysis required for knowledge translation and exchange activities and for peer-reviewed publications. The Data Analyst is an integral member of the research and evaluation team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Data Analysis and Planning

  • Plans and conducts relevant analyses for internal/external collaborators involving a range of statistical methods, including multivariate analyses, structural equation modeling with cross-sectional and longitudinal data using data from a rolling cohort
  • Applies methods of handling missing data, such as multiple imputations
  • Uses external data from a variety of sources (e.g. Statistics Canada, Resident Assessment Instrument-Mental Health), in combination with internal project data
  • Prioritizes and responds to ad hoc and routine data inquiries

2. Development and Maintenance of Datasets

  • Leads the development and maintenance of datasets including the creation of standard operating procedures for creating, organizing, storing, documenting, extracting/exporting, converting, merging and manipulating large and small data files
  • Ensures that data are accurate, consistent, properly maintained and shared in compliance with relevant privacy protection, confidentiality and other ethical principles
  • Uses SAS or R to process and prepare datasets for HRI investigators including merging multiple data sets (different sources), deriving project specific variables in consultation with HRI investigators, and applying appropriate de-identification techniques tailored to each unique data request
  • Writes documentation reports to accompany the release of datasets, including relevant procedural notes and data codebooks

3. Knowledge Translation and Communication

  • Contributes to the writing of peer-reviewed scientific publications and technical reports
  • Provides data outputs and creates reports for stakeholders including visually intuitive graphs and depictions on complex study results
  • Presents findings at scientific meetings when appropriates
  • Communicates clearly with research team members, external stakeholders and funders

4. Consultation and Training

  • Provides data analysis and data management consultation/support to researchers, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and to affiliated scientists as needed

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education

  • Master’s degree in quantitative research (i.e., biostatistics, health sciences,  psychology)

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and build rapport with a wide range of individuals
  • Strong organizational skills and initiative; works well independently
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis software such as SAS, R, Mplus, STATA, and/or SPSS; Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to perform data management and formatting for standard statistical software
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with statisticians and non-statisticians including technical report writing and writing for peer-reviewed scientific publications
  • Ability to work on multiple analytical projects concurrently with attention to detail
  • Initiative to acquire new skills and remain current with new developments as required
  • Commitment to HRI values of Anti-Oppression Equity and Inclusion and supports related organizational goals and research activities
  • Knowledge of mental health and addictions research would be an asset
  • English/French bilingual capacity would be considered an asset

Anti-Oppression, Diversity and Inclusion Focus

At HRI, we strive to foster Anti-Oppression, Equity and Inclusion (AOEI), because we believe living these values is the most powerful platform for social change. We believe that people and organizations thrive when we embrace the richness of the human experience and invite all voices to contribute to a shared goal.

We are passionate about our vision: “No life held back or cut short by mental illness or addiction.” This vision encompasses everyone, including (but not limited to) First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, people with disabilities, people of all cultural, religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, people of all income and education levels, people of all ages, non-binary and gender nonconforming people, women, and two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (2SLGBTQQIA) people.

As a research organization, we are working continuously to move AOEI values into action through our organizational culture, policies, and research activities.

JOB LOCATION

This position offers remote work arrangements due to the ongoing pandemic, however regular in-person meetings and events will be required when work returns to normal.

WAGE – $29.88 – $38.15/hour

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of Heather Froome, Director of Operations at hfroome@hriresearch.com.  Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.

Deadline:  June 25, 2021

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