Data. Discovery. Better Health.
We’ve got the data. Only ICES holds all of Ontario’s 18 billion health related records – comprised of nearly a trillion data points!
We’ve made improvements to health. As a world-leading research institute, our trusted evidence changes policy and practice…and patient lives.
We need you for the discovery part.
Your skills, knowledge and curiosity can change the future of health care.
Come discover your value.
ICES is currently seeking a Data Quality Analyst to join ICES’ Data Quality and Information Management team. Reporting to the Manager, Data Quality, the Data Quality Analyst collaborates with ICES researchers in the creation, documentation and Data Quality Assessment of research-ready data from a variety of sources.
Responsibilities of the position include, but may not be limited to:
Create research-ready, user-friendly, standardized SAS datasets for the ICES Data Repository;
Create and maintain SAS macros and other tools to facilitate and standardize data use;
Create and maintain documentation of data, macros, and processes;
Act as a resource on selected data-related issues to the ICES research community;
Assess and report on data quality issues, and to continually enhance the ICES data infrastructure;
Gain and share expertise in specific data holdings;
Participate actively in the ICES Data Issues Group;
Other duties as may be assigned within the scope of this position.
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline such as biostatistics, health informatics, computer science or health services research or related field; or equivalent;
Strong programming skills in SAS and proficiency with PROC SQL and with macro language is essential. SAS Advanced Programmer Certification would be an asset;
Creativity in developing data quality measures, and initiative in resolving data anomalies;
Demonstrated attention to detail;
Strong communication skills and an ability to convey complex concepts are essential;
Ability to integrate data and research concepts, and to exercise good judgment;
Knowledge of the Ontario health care system would be an asset.
This position is a Permanent full-time position located at ICES Central in Toronto.
Note: Due to Covid-19, our office is temporarily working remotely to protect the health and safety of our employees. As such, this position is currently working remotely within Ontario for an undetermined period. A presence at ICES Central (Toronto) may be expected when required.
Security clearance may be required.
ICES offers a competitive compensation package with full benefits, and participation in a defined benefit pension plan with HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan).
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter detailing how their knowledge, skills and abilities match the scope of this position.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working at ICES. Due to the volume of applications received, only applicants being considered for the position will be contacted for further discussions.
ICES is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Applicants are asked to make accommodation requests to ICES and we will make every effort to ensure that accommodation requests are met throughout the recruitment process.