Support Staff Employment Opportunity

Data Analyst (2 positions available)

NB-IRDT UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#129-17.18Closing Date:February 16, 2018 4:30pm
Employment Group:A.P.T.Salary or Rate:$50,807 - $66,046 Per Annum
Employment Date:(tentative)As soon as possibleHours per Week:Full-Time (36.25 HPW)
Position Length:(tentative)1 Year Term & 6 Month TermFunding:External Funding

Additional Notes

*Please note: This competition will be used to fill a 1 year term position and also a 6 month term position.*


The New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) is looking to fill two Data Analyst positions. The incumbent will support researchers in all aspects of a research project from providing comprehensive reviews of feasibility applications to conducting and interpreting data analyses, and contributing to writing final reports. Data analysts also assist GNB departments in preparing data sets to move to the NB-IRDT repository.
Representative Responsibilities
·    Clean, manage and analyze large provincial administrative databases; identify and advise on data limitations.
·    Complete data stewardship functions, including data validation to ensure its accuracy. Create and update reference guides for data sets.
·    Assist GNB departments in preparing data sets to move to NB-IRDT repository.
·    Assist researchers in the development of study protocols, data measures, data creation plans, and analytic plans.
·    Assist researchers in the preparation of forms required for access to NB-IRDT data.
·    Provide research support to users in the NB-IRDT lab.
·    Provide mentorship and supervision to research assistants.
·    Provide comprehensive reviews of NB-IRDT feasibility forms and data access applications. Provide counsel on data access quotes.
·    Prepare analytic data sets, and conduct and interpret data analyses using population-based health administrative, clinical registry and survey data.
·    Output, interpret, and communicate statistical results with project team and external stakeholders verbally and in writing.
·    Contribute to writing research reports and scientific manuscripts for academic publication.
·    Assist in the development and production of the NB-IRDT strategic plan.
·    Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of new research initiatives.
·    Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Economics, Health Science, Biostatistics, or a related field.
·    3-5 years’ experience in manipulating large complex data sets and applying statistical and epidemiological methods and principles to health services research.
·    Experience with administrative health data such as hospital discharge, out-patient, and related databases, and with survey data. Excellent knowledge of statistical software (SAS, STATA, R, MATLAB) and Microsoft Office.
·    Substantial statistical programming experience, including managing, merging and analyzing data sets.
·    Strong knowledge of descriptive statistics, statistical inference, survival analysis and advanced statistical modeling.
·    Ability to output, organize and interpret statistical results in reports for diverse audiences.
·    Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Effective problem solving and decision making skills.
·    Well-developed organizational and time management skills.
·    Ability to work well independently as well as within a team environment.
·    French is considered an asset.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


For more information, please contact:

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611

UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted ONLY until the end of regular business hours on the closing date.