Data Navigator

New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data & Training

Employment Opportunity #170-22.23



Closing Date: February 3, 2023 at 4:30 PM





We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




Note: This position was previously posted and closed November 2, 2022. All applications will be resubmitted in the competition. Previous applicants need not apply.







Full-Time | Term | PTSU | Fredericton | Hybrid














Standard Work Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8:15 am - 4:30 pm | 36.25 hours per week




Salary Range:

$48,524.00 - $63,081.00 per annum



Why Choose UNB?




UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, minimum three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.


UNB is committed to ensuring employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. As such, we're proud to support a hybrid work approach, which includes flexible hours and work from home options.








Reporting to the Data Services Manager, the Data Navigator will develop a comprehensive knowledge of data holdings at NB-IRDT and apply subject knowledge to conduct application reviews, consult with clients and stakeholders on data availability and suitability, advise on research methodology, and assist with data services team activities to ensure the accuracy and usability of NB-IRDT's data holdings.



















































  • Master's degree in Epidemiology, Economics, 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 databases such as hospital discharge, outpatient, and 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.


Additional Strengths














  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective analytical, problem solving, decision-making, and time management skills.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as within a large and diverse team environment. Ability to work under pressure.
  • French is considered an asset.








NB-IRDT is a research institute at UNB and the sole provincial administrative data repository in New Brunswick. NB-IRDT houses privacy-protected population-level data, used to conduct research that supports informed policy and decision making to promote the health and social prosperity of New Brunswickers.




UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.






This position is covered by the terms and conditions contained in the Collective Agreement negotiated between UNB and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551

The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are 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.

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