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The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a Data Analyst to work within the Ontario Health Study team. The duties of this position include data cleaning; conducting quantitative analysis to develop reports for internal and external stakeholders; creating research-ready datasets to support genetic and epidemiological research projects; and providing support and consultation to other Study staff.

The responsibilities include:

• Define, transform and structure data so it is ready for analysis (i.e., data cleaning);

• Prepare performance metrics reports;

• Data integrity checks (e.g., descriptive statistics) to ensure consistency with previously reported data, and reconciling any differences;

• Extract data from large databases and prepare the data for analyses by internal and external researchers. This includes data validation, de-identification, and preparing written documentation describing data specifications;

• Complete quantitative analyses and provide synthesized research results for operational and research reports, publications, scientific manuscripts, grant and ethics applications as required;

• Contribute to the development of reports for various stakeholders, including ad-hoc reporting for executives and funders.


• At minimum, completion of an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Statistics or recognized equivalent required. Completion of a graduate degree an asset;

• A minimum of 2 years practical and related experience required;

• Knowledge of health research and methodology, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques;

• Strong statistical skills, including computational analysis using R and/or SAS;

• Ability to write clear, concise documentation;

• Good written and oral communication skills;

• Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues;

• Experience working with longitudinal data with a large number of participants is preferred;

• Familiarity with MySQL an asset.

OICR is an innovative cancer research institute located in the MaRS Centre in the Discovery District in downtown Toronto. OICR is addressing significant challenges in cancer research with multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional teams. New discoveries to prevent, detect and treat cancer will be moved from the bench to practical applications in patients. The OICR team is growing quickly. We are innovative, dedicated professionals who bring expertise to each of our roles. We are looking for individuals interested in being part of a culture of excellence that will result in Ontario being recognized internationally as a leading jurisdiction for cancer research.

Launched in December 2005, OICR is an independent institute funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.

For more information about OICR, please visit the website at

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

OICR is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Recruiter to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research thanks all applicants. However, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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