Biostatistician (Research Analyst)

ICES Western - London, ON (30+ days ago)

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The ICES Kidney, Dialysis and Transplantation (KDT) program is seeking a motivated biostatistician (Research Analyst) to work collaboratively with ICES researchers and staff, applying research methodology in the context of health services administrative data. ICES KDT operates out of ICES Western, a satellite site of ICES in Toronto which officially launched in 2012. ICES Western is located within the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario. The biostatistician (Research Analyst) is an employee of LHSC and Lawson Health Research Institute.


We are a highly productive group of scientifically-minded individuals that enjoy our work and take it seriously. We regularly publish manuscripts in high-impact scientific journals and offer authorship to all contributing staff. We foster an environment where staff are very helpful and respectful to one another and go out of their way to maintain a positive vibe in the team. We have standard but flexible working hours, offer opportunities and support for professional development, 3-weeks vacation and observe 13 paid holidays throughout the year.

Number of positions available: 1

Starting salary range: $50,000/year - $56,000/year; commensurate with experience

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Vacation Entitlement: 15 days (can also take up to 20-days more in unpaid vacation per year)


  • Co-develop research study designs and analytic plans;
  • Create SAS programs to extract, merge and manipulate data from existing large healthcare databases;*
  • Conduct complex exploratory and statistical analyses, interpret results, summarize and synthesize results for presentation to investigative team and external stakeholders;
  • Participate in manuscript and report writing;
  • Maintain and expand professional analytic skills;
  • Perform other duties as appropriate and necessary for the efficient functioning of the team.


  • Willingness to participate in a supportive and collaborative team environment, one that shares knowledge to all staff;
  • Ability to apply, learn and understand new and existing statistical methods to studies as appropriate;
  • Strong quantitative experience using SAS statistical software including competence in SQL, macro writing and statistical analysis of data;
  • Demonstrated skill at merging data from multiple sources and working with large, complex datasets;
  • Attention to detail particularly when following study protocols, developing data measures and resolving data anomalies;
  • Ability to prioritize based on shifts in program needs and role changes;
  • Knowledge of health services research concepts as well as epidemiologic study design and analysis with administrative data considered an asset;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for working closely with local and remote teams of investigators, trainees and other biostatisticians;
  • Setting priorities against shifting program needs in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain strict confidence as required when interacting with stakeholders.


  • Master’s degree in biostatistics, statistics, analytic epidemiology or a related discipline;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data management and statistical analysis;
  • Two years of healthcare data analysis experience is strongly preferred.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that clearly indicates how you meet the qualifications/ competencies, as well as curriculum vitae, transcripts (if graduated in the past 3 years) and a list of references in a single PDF file by midnight Wednesday November 25th, 2019 to the attention of:

Mr. Sean Leonard

ICES WESTERN KDT, London Ontario

Email: sean.leonard (at)

Please reference Job No.: ICES-060619-AKDT



ICES is an independent, non-profit organization that produces knowledge on a broad range of topics to enhance the effectiveness of health care for Ontarians. Internationally recognized for its innovative use of population-based health information, ICES provides evidence to support health policy development and changes to the organization and delivery of health care services. ICES Western is a Satellite Site of ICES, established in 2012. For more details about ICES and ICES Western, visit

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $50,000.00 to $56,000.00 /year


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