Data Analyst, Health Research
City : Surrey, BC
Category : 2060-Office of Research Services
Industry : Education
Employer : Kwantlen Polytechnic University - KPU
This role reports to Canada Research Chair, Nutrition Informatics.
The Data Analyst in Health Research works with the Nutrition Informatics Research Group to provide analytical support for various research projects that involve primary and secondary data analysis. Their role will include maintaining databases (e.g., Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, Canadian Community Health Survey) and dashboards specific to and/or related to content area for purposes such as data analysis, reporting, developing and generating queries, data visualization, as well as preparing and compiling reports.
- Analysis of large population health datasets including genetic data
- Contribute to the collection, collation, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of information from different data sources
- Support and promote evidence-informed decision making by conducting based on appropriate analytics
- Develop, with others, appropriate tools and methods to collect data
- Collaborate in the planning, design, and development of research studies
- Create, merge, and analyze large datasets using scripting language
- Generate reports, dashboards, and presentations containing summary statistics, tables, figures, charts and other visualizations that communicate complex information to technical and non-technical audiences
- Masters’ degree or PhD in Epidemiology, Data Science or related discipline preferred
- Recent related experience in health research and evidence of strong methodological skills in study design and data analysis
- Experience in quantitative analysis of public health and medical data
- Familiarity with health laboratory data and terminology
- Strong analysis skills including use of tools such as R, Plink, and Python
- Experience with data visualization and dashboard development in Tableau
- Familiarity and experience working with large population and health administrative data sets such as the Canadian Community Health Survey
- Sound knowledge of the principles, processes, procedures, and methods involved in data mining, data analysis, statistical methods, and machine learning
- Ability to lead collation and interpretation of relevant data
- Superior communication skills
- Ability to follow directions with minimal supervision
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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