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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 5/20/2022

Reference Number: 000001659
Posted Date: 5/5/2022
Closing Date: 5/20/2022

Department: LTRI - Centre for Diabetes
Position: Biostatistician

POSITION TITLE  Biostatistician
DEPARTMENT  LTRI-Centre for Diabetes
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non Union 
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator ( Clinician) 

Job Description for Biostatistician

The Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes invites applications for the position of Biostatistician. This position is full-time for 1 year, with a possibility of continuation thereafter. Candidates ideally have an MSc degree in Biostatistics or Statistics with demonstrated practical experience in a health research setting. The statistical analyst will work in a dynamic and stimulating environment on a variety of clinical research projects with an established research team that includes physicians and epidemiologists. Ongoing projects include large prospective observational cohort studies and clinical trials relating to diabetes. The statistical analyst will participate in data analysis and preparation of results for publication and conference presentations. Solid SAS programming, oral and written communication, and time management skills are essential. Salary commensurate with experience.  

Role and Responsibilities

  • Perform statistical analyses for research projects at the Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes, including clinical trials and observational cohort studies
  • Merge and clean data from sources contributing to studies, including study databases and biochemical data
  • Create code for conducting statistical analyses and revise analyses in iterative manner in conjunction with investigators
  • Prepare descriptions of statistical methods for manuscripts and grant applications
  • Prepare tables and figures to present results of statistical analyses
  • Data management and database interrogation
  • Store all analyses with clear documentation
  • Handle all data and analyses with the highest degree of confidentiality

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • MSc degree in Biostatistics or Statistics
  • Programming proficiency in Statistical Analysis Software (SAS)
  • Familiarity with longitudinal data analysis and repeated-measures analyses, including Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) and mixed models
  • Familiarity with multivariable regression techniques
  • Minimum of 6 months experience in health research setting is preferred 

In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases. All employees and affiliates will follow safe work practices and comply with health and safety policies, procedures, and training. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our people and patients, Sinai Health has made it a priority to support everyone in getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with this, our Staff Immunization & Surveillance Policy was recently updated to include the requirement for full vaccination – currently defined as receiving two doses and serving a 14-day waiting period following the second dose – in order to be able to work at Sinai Health. To be compliant with our updated Policy, you must provide proof of dual COVID-19 vaccination, as indicated on the Prospective Immunization and Surveillance Policy Information Sheet, in order to be eligible for employment at Sinai Health. If you believe you are one of the very few people who may require an exemption from vaccination, supporting medical information must be submitted to our Occupational Health department, who will review and assess.

We are a fully committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Sinai Health community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment, and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.

 

 

Posting open until May 20, 2022. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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