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Research Analyst, Program Foundations and Finance Department, Population Health Assessment, Surveillance and Evaluation Team, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Barrie, Ontario
Deadline May 9, 2017

Location: Barrie, Ontario. This is a Non-Union position.
Temporary up to six months with possible extension, $36.00-$40.31/hour

Purpose of the Position:

  • To design, collect and retrieve health and health-related data, analyze information, and develop and maintain databases for the purposes of planning effective, evidence-based public health programs and the communication and presentation of information and data to internal and external clients. To conduct literature reviews on topics of relevance, critical appraisal of literature, synthesis of information and report writing.
  • Qualifications
  • Requires B.A./B.Sc. leading to knowledge and skill in relation to database design, data collection methods and statistical analysis AND Applied Post-Graduate Diploma/Degree; OR B.Sc. in statistics or a related field.  Persons with other relevant education may be considered.
  • 3-5 years relevant, applied experience.  Persons with less than 3 years’ experience may be considered.
  • Advanced skills in statistical software packages e.g. SPSS, EPI-INFO, graphical presentation software, reporting software and specialized programs such as BI Query and/or BI Analyze;
  • Advanced knowledge of database sources and emerging survey tools;
  • Advanced assessment, analysis and problem solving skills;
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Access;
  • Intermediate skills and demonstrated experience with Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care database applications;
  • Intermediate knowledge of research methodology, statistical analysis, qualitative and quantitative analysis, survey design, tool development and data base design;
  • Intermediate organizational, time management skills;
  • Intermediate ability to retrieve, interpret & summarize relevant & current literature i.e. literature reviews;
  • Intermediate written communication skills, including technical documents and correspondence;
  • Intermediate oral communications skills including presentation skills and one-to-one instruction and training;
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook;
  • Intermediate interpersonal communications skills including the ability to facilitate project planning with a team;
  • Intermediate project management skills including project proposal development, work planning, training and coordination (assignment of work);
  • Basic conflict resolution skills.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications which are considered assets in this competition:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with mapping software;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in performance management and continuous quality
  • improvement;
  • Previous employment experience in public health.

For more information, visit Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s website at

Deadline 4:00 pm, Tuesday May 9, 2017

If interested in applying for this position, forward résumé with cover letter to Human Resources at referencing posting # 17-15 in the subject line.

If selected for an interview, candidates may be assessed through testing and/or by providing a presentation/portfolio highlighting examples of their work that is applicable to the position being applied to.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process upon request. Due to the number of qualified applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.