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Cancer Data Analyst, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline October 19, 2016

Overview of Role

This position is part of the Cancer Control Division which is responsible for the overall delivery of the Strategic Priorities in the Partnership’s mandate.  The Cancer Data Analyst is a member of the analytic team that provides support to all portfolios at the Partnership who seek to use data to evaluate and report on the Canadian Cancer Control system. Our responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in indicator development, data specifications and data entry templates; working with data analysts Canada-wide to support collection of aggregate data, to ensure data quality and to calculate indicators; providing insight and interpretation of results; reporting on cancer surveillance in presentations and/or publications.

We are looking for a problem solver interested in using data to tackle the challenging cancer control issues that face Canada today. You are equally comfortable dealing with numbers as with people. You are not only interested in what the data shows, but in what it means and how it can be used to improve the Cancer Control System in Canada. You are looking for a career where you, and the numbers you generate, will make a difference.


  • Post-graduate degree in epidemiology, public health or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years’ work experience with Canadian health data and client support including consultation, results interpretation and reporting
  • Proven experience as a data analyst using health system data
  • Experience writing journal articles and/or content in published reports and developing and delivering presentations on results and implications
  • Experience working in cancer control at local, provincial, or federal levels a strong asset
  • Knowledge and understanding of cancer and/or health statistics
  • Knowledge of concepts and experience calculating and interpreting measures used in cancer surveillance
  • Intermediate (required) / advanced (preferred) proficiency in SAS and Excel
  • Knowledge of data linkage and familiarity with the cancer data landscape in is an asset
  • Ability to lead analytic projects: conceptualizing, planning, implementing and evaluating
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to understand complex problems, identify key issues and present results in a clear and concise format
  • Strong customer service skills for working with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Outstanding communication skills; verbal and written

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How to Apply: Please forward CV and Cover Letter to

Closing Date: October 19, 2016

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