Epidemiologist (DAS)

DAS · Toronto, Ontario
Department DAS
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 Epidemiologist reports to the Research Program Manager or the Director, Data and Analytic Services (DAS) in their assigned program. The Epidemiologist will work collaboratively with the project team and under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) or Staff Scientist; will provide epidemiological input as well as general project management for their assigned projects.

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

Research and Organization related duties may include:

  1. Develop, plan and implement study/project protocols under the direction of the PI or Staff Scientist. These activities may include:
    • Assisting in grant/project submissions including budget preparation;
    • Completing literature searches and/or literature reviews;
    • Assisting with study design and sampling strategies;
    • Assisting with the production of accurate and timely data/reports including the development of data creation and analytic plans; data interpretation and presentation; and the development of procedures for data validation as appropriate.
  2. May analyze data using statistical software according to ICES SAS Programming Standards independently and/or in collaboration with team member(s) or faculty:
    • Develop SAS programs to extract and merge data from existing ICES databases according to data set creation plans to create study cohorts following analytic standards and guidelines following analytic standards and guidelines;
    • Carry out statistical analysis on developed study cohorts according to specifications of project analysis plans;
    • Prepare and review (with the Research Program Manager or the Director, DAS as required) analytic output (e.g., tables and reports).
  3. General project management which may include:
    • Monitoring project timelines, risks and deliverables in collaboration with other team members;
    • Managing project budgets and allocating funds in collaboration with the PI;
    • Liaising with the Finance and Procurement departments.
  4. Work effectively and efficiently according to ICES policies, procedures, standards, workflow processes, documents and requirements (e.g., complete program and project documentation according to ICES standards and guidelines);
  5. Write reports (technical reports/working papers/ICES publications/web-based summaries), abstracts, poster presentations, peer-reviewed publications and other relevant deliverables, in collaboration with the PI or Staff Scientist;
  6. Work with Communications, Knowledge Translation & Exchange to finalize written and graphic formats and to create report dissemination plans;
  7. Interface with internal and external stakeholders in support of the project such as expert panels, committees and team meetings;
  8. Facilitate the uptake of knowledge by local decision-makers across Ontario through the presentation of findings, education sessions, and one-on-one interactions as required;
  9. May contribute to or support the development of a body of knowledge in support of ICES such as updating documentation;
  10. May contribute to other committees or activities within the department or ICES in support of ICES business plan as required;
  11. Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Public Health or a related field.
  • Knowledge generally gained through 2 years related experience;
  • Experience in managing clinical, epidemiological and/or health services research projects and/or experience in health planning and decision support;
  • Working knowledge of common research and data presentation methodologies, bio-statistical analytic methods applied to health services research and data collection and/or management methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of the concepts of health services research;
  • Understanding of bio-statistical analytic techniques;
  • SAS programming skills an asset;
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, Internet Explorer), as well as the ability to work with computerized databases;
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and ability to exercise discretion and good judgment;
  • Strong presentation skills;
  • Ability to demonstrate time management skills to manage and prioritize workload responsibilities and timelines;
  • Ability to work accurately and effectively under pressure, and to meet deadlines.

Security clearance may be required.


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.

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