Research Analyst

Research & Analysis · Toronto, Ontario
Department Research & Analysis
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Data.   Discovery.   Better Health.

ICES is a world-leading health research and analytics institute. With a wealth of data and analytic expertise, we create trusted evidence that has changed health policy and practice and helps ensure better health for all. 

Ready to discover more with us? Join our outstanding, collaborative team where your skills, knowledge and curiosity are valued and can change the future of health care.

At ICES, we recognize what matters most to our employees. Some of the great benefits of working at ICES include:

  • Flexible remote work arrangements anywhere in Ontario
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Program
  • HOOPP Pension Plan (Defined Pension)
  • Employee Assistance Program and Dialogue Well Being Program
  • Generous vacation, float and caregiver days for all employees
  • Education Fund and Dedicated Education Days
  • Holiday Closure
  • Perkopolis Employee Discount Program


The ICES Research and Analysis Department is seeking a motivated and collaborative Research Analyst to work collaboratively with ICES researchers, applying research methodology and knowledge of epidemiology in the context of health services administrative data. Research Analysts report to the Research Program Manager in their assigned program. Research Analysts will work collaboratively with the project team and Principal Investigator (PI); and will provide epidemiologic and analytic expertise for their assigned projects.

Responsibilities of the position include, but may not be limited to:

  • Enhancing expertise in the use of administrative and other health data;
  • Participating in the development of study design and analytical plans;
  • Conducting exploratory and statistical analyses of data using software independently and/or in collaboration with team member(s) or investigators; this includes;
  • Developing SAS programs to extract and merge data from existing ICES databases according to dataset creation plans to create study cohorts following analytic guidelines and standards;
  • Carrying out statistical analysis on developed study cohorts according to specifications in the project analysis plans; Preparing and reviewing analytic output (e.g., tables and reports);
  • Assisting with the production of accurate and timely data/reports including the development of dataset creation and analytic plans; data interpretation and presentation; and the development of procedures for data validation as appropriate;
  • Engaging actively with the project team to provide advice on research feasibility, design, methodology, availability of ICES data and interpretation of findings;
  • Interfacing with internal and external stakeholders and partners in support of the project during team meetings,  committees and expert panels;
  • May contribute to writing reports (technical reports/working papers/ICES publications/web-based summaries), abstracts, poster presentations, peer-reviewed publications and other relevant deliverables, in collaboration with PIs;
  • Applying general project management principles including monitoring project timelines, risks and deliverables in collaboration with other team members and liaising with other departments as required;
  • May contribute to or support the development of a body of knowledge in support of ICES such as updating documentation;
  • May contribute to other committees or activities within the department or ICES in support of the ICES business plan as required;
  • Continuing to maintain and expand professional skills; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • MSc. in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, or related field, and an understanding of bio-statistical analytic techniques;
  • At least two years of experience with SAS programming (including SQL, SAS macros) and other data management tools;
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • An aptitude for data management and research methodology;
  • Creativity in developing data measures and initiative in resolving data anomalies;
  • Ability to interpret results and contribute to manuscripts and other deliverables;
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and ability to exercise discretion and good judgment are essential;
  • Time management skills; proven ability to prioritize responsibilities and work accurately and effectively under pressure to meet deadlines is essential;
  • At least two years of experience with health administrative databases is an asset.

This position is a Permanent full-time position located at ICES Central in Toronto.

Security clearance may be required.

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.

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Research & Analysis
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience