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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 6/29/2022

Reference Number: 000001682
Posted Date: 6/8/2022
Closing Date: 6/29/2022

Department: Microbiology
Position: Epidemiologist, IDERU/TIBDN

POSITION TITLE  Epidemiologist, IDERU/TIBDN
DEPARTMENT  Microbiology
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full-Time (8 month contract)
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non-Union
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator, TIBDN/Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Unit

As a member of the Toronto Invasive Bacterial Diseases Network, the Epidemiologist collaborates with the manage, verify and clean data, export data to collaborators, design and develop data collection tools, create statistical analysis plans, and carry out data analysis for TIBDN projects.  The epidemiologist also conducts relevant literature reviews, and drafts study reports and manuscripts.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as site administrator for TIBDN REDCap
  • Manages large data sets including extraction, manipulation, and data analysis
  • Writes and executes computer programs for data extraction, data verification, and data merging and analysis using statistical software packages (e.g., R, STATA, SAS).
  • Designs and develops data collection tools and databases according to research protocol
  • Coordinates data cleaning
  • Supports clinical coordinators by understanding data collection and entry challenges, and modifying databases as needed
  • Prepares datasets for analysis by internal and external investigators and staff
  • Works with investigators and research managers to develop statistical analysis plans
  • Carries out statistical analysis according to research protocols and/or investigator’s requests
  • Prepares and reviews analytic output (e.g., tables and reports)
  • Drafts study reports and manuscripts
  • Reviews relevant literature as needed.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Masters degree in Medical Sciences, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Public Health with strong quantitative component
  • Two years of previous experience with data management
  • Advanced skills in programming using statistical software -SAS (including SQL, SAS macros), STATA or R. 
  • Experience with statistical data analysis
  • Advanced analytical skills and an aptitude for accuracy, detail and problem-solving
  • Experience with development of databases (EpiInfo, Access Ms Office, RedCap is a plus)  
  • Demonstrated understanding of various sources of biases in data
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent written communication / documentation of code (analyses)
  • Prior experience working on COVID-19 or infectious disease related research 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 June 29, 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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Contact Email: Online
Contact Phone: Online

 

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