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Research Analyst, Communicable Disease, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Classification: Permanent
FTE: 1.0
Service: Clinical Services
Program: Communicable Disease
Location: Barrie
Effective: Immediately
Salary: $24.20-28.45/hr Band 6


As a member of a multidisciplinary team

  • Select appropriate sources of data and methods/procedures for
    retrieving, analyzing, interpreting and reporting health and
    health-related data based on needs or client or project
  • Plan, organize and co-ordinate data collection efforts to support program planning
  • Advise health unit staff on epidemiology, biostatistics &
    research design including: analyzing and interpreting statistical
    information, evaluation of the effectiveness, acceptability,
    availability & cost efficiency of the health unit programs and
  • Provide leadership in database management
  • Conducts literature reviews on topics of relevance
  • Contribute to team and agency effectiveness
  • There is a requirement to be available for redeployment to
    another location in Ontario, potentially on short notice and for
    extended time periods in the event of an outbreak.

Skills and Competencies

  • 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
  • Intermediate knowledge of research methodology and survey design
  • Intermediate project management skills including project proposal development, work planning, training and coordination
  • Proficiency in MS Office including advanced skills in Excel and
    Access and intermediate skills in Word, Power Point & Outlook
  • Intermediate interpersonal communication, organizational, problem solving and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently along with ability to work
    collaboratively with health unit staff, program managers and community


  • 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.
  • Three years applied experience

Forward resume to Human Resources Generalist ( referencing posting number.
Deadline:  12:00 p.m.,  November 3, 2006