Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
CUPE 543.3 Windsor Site Pay Band 5 As a member of the Epidemiology and Evaluation (E&E) department, in the context of a dynamic, inter-dependent team, the Research and Data Analyst will broadly support the implementation of the Ontario Public Health Standards – specifically public health assessment and surveillance, research and knowledge exchange, and program evaluation through the systematic gathering, analysis, and reporting of data to assist in programmatic and corporate level-decision-making and priority setting. The Research and Data Analyst will assist with research and evaluation initiatives, the management of datasets, conduct statistical analyses, and support knowledge synthesis and evaluation activities. The Research and Data Analyst will support the E&E team and other WECHU staff as assigned, on the planning and implementation of data collection activities, data analysis, and report writing. This position supports the data quality framework for epidemiology, evaluation, research and surveillance programs and oversees the implementation and maintenance of a number of public health information systems. Core competencies in the areas of public health sciences and assessment and analysis are required, as well as project management, presentation skills, customer service, self-management, team work, flexibility, and accountability. All employees must work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all policies and procedures of the Windsor Essex County Health Unit. Position Responsibilities: • Conduct extensive literature reviews and environmental scan to support evidence-informed planning, including evaluation initiatives, for the agency. • Conducts pilot research/program evaluation projects. • Coordinates specific research/program evaluation activities. • Provides consultation and guidance related to research/program methodology (e.g., survey design, evaluation activities, facilitation of focus groups, key informant, developing indicators and logic models, etc.). • Participates in the development of appropriate research/evaluation design and methodology to conduct evaluation/research. • Apply advanced knowledge of public health and/or technical knowledge regarding population health, social determinants of health, epidemiology and evidence-informed decision making • Knowledge of GIS mapping and spatial statistics software is considered an asset. • Supports epidemiologists with population health assessment and surveillance activities by cleaning and analyzing health related data and providing graphs, data tables, and/or written summaries of results • Conducts advanced statistical analysis, i.e., regression, inter-rater reliability, meta-analysis • Responsible for collecting, managing, analyzing and disseminating data from a variety of databases (including developing databases) to support public health program decisions, surveillance, communication, and provide health information to the community. • Conducts both quantitative and qualitative analysis of data • Synthesize complex information into a wide range of written and visual communication products such as reports, papers, posters, briefing documents, reviews of research evidence, etc. for dissemination to internal and external stakeholders • Design and implement knowledge translation activities related to research evidence, data and evaluation. • Performs other duties as assigned which are directly related to the major responsibilities of the job Position Qualifications: Education, training, & experience • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science, Health Science, Social Sciences, Statistics, Biostatistics, applied mathematics or equivalent; graduate degree in statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, or health informatics is preferred. • At least one years of experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, research/program evaluation methodology, preferably in a research environment for a health or human service organization. Other Requirements: • Knowledge of GIS mapping and spatial statistics software is considered an asset. • Demonstrated experience in the collection, collation, analysis and interpretation of data from various sources. • Strong background in database development, management and analysis, including data programming, verification and quality control procedures, and in-depth knowledge of Access, Excel, statistical packages (e.g., Stata, SPSS), other software packages (e.g., NVIVO), word processing and mapping packages, and data programming languages. • Experience in a public health organization analyzing quantitative data and overseeing the implementation and maintenance of information systems. • Demonstrated computer and data management skills including proficiency with current computer applications (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Internet, Outlook) and FluidSurveys or an equivalent. • Planning, organizing, project management skills, and initiative in order to work effectively and efficiently under conditions of multiple deadlines and changing priorities with meticulous attention to detail. • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with both internal and external colleagues and clients. • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work collaboratively, and ability to organize work efficiently. • A valid Ontario Driver’s Licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle during working hours. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.