Research Analyst I

Research Analyst I

16 Nov

16 Nov



About SickKids

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education. Our reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained – without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.

When you join SickKids,

you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfill our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric healthcare.

Position Description

CGCH is looking for a network scientist to work as a Research Analyst to work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Diego G. Bassani, to study population health as a complex system. With the direction of the Principal Investigator, you will work closely with the study team, investigating population health outcomes combining epidemiological methods, network sciences and complex system methods.

The Bassani lab has a number of new projects focused at improving the data collection procedures through reducing the dimensionality of data collection tools, identifying complex relationships between health indicators and settlement characteristics (location, population size, network structure and connectivity) and using network topology to identify network nodes that will increase the information obtained when collecting data on population health, behaviour, service use and access to health interventions.

The Research Analyst will work with a multidisciplinary team in the design and conduct of novel research using existing geo-coded multi-country national survey databases, including the identification of optimal sentinel surveillance nodes and the development of data collection plans for multiple countries. The work is in collaboration with the physics department of Ryerson University which is home to the only graduate fields in complex systems in Canada. The Research Analyst will also assist in other aspects of ongoing projects.

Here’s What You’ll Get to Do:

- Develop and apply innovative multi-disciplinary solutions for population health research.

- Support the development innovative epidemiological, mathematical models and computational tools based on large-scale complex networks and complex systems.

- Review and prepare peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and grant proposals.

- Disseminate research results through publications, presentations, and seminars

- Supervise and mentor trainees.

- Present results to the department and broader research community

Here’s What You’ll Need:

- Ph.D. Or M.Sc. in a relevant field (e.g., Network and Data Science, Complex systems, Physics, Computational Epidemiology, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Applied statistics)

- Experience in complex systems research and/or network sciences is a requirement

- Strong knowledge of quantitative research methodologies (study design and analysis) is required.

- Previous experience with grant and manuscript writing.

- Experience with Python, R, or similar, statistical software is required.

- Experience with GIS analysis is an asset.

- Demonstrated ability to:

- Work independently, with minimal supervision, and within a team

- Be self-motivated and self-directed

- Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills

- Pay close attention to detail while maintaining view of the larger scope

- Demonstrated interest in developing and/or previous work experience related to the health of children and adolescents, health research in low- and middle-income countries

Employment Type: This is a one-year position with modified benefits, renewable for a second year subject to availability of funding and performance of the post-doctoral fellow.

Desired Start Date: Immediately upon successful selection of an applicant

Our Commitment to Diversity

The children and families we care for are from a variety of communities, and so are our employees. We welcome and encourage everyone to join our organization and be part of our team.

When requested, SickKids will provide access and inclusion supports to eligible candidates to support their full engagement during the interview and assessment process. Information received related to access or inclusion will be addressed confidentially.

Thank you for your interest in joining SickKids. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with our Hospital policy, employment at SickKids is conditional upon the Hospital’s receipt of all necessary documentation.

FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: As a health care institution, our highest priority is the safety of patients, families and staff. As a result, we are adopting all prevention measures to ensure the safety of our patients, families and our staff. Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon you submitting proof that you have been fully vaccinated with a Health Canada or World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible and no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the effective start date, in addition to satisfying any other condition(s) that may be set out in an offer. If a candidate fails to satisfy this condition (or any other condition(s) set out in an offer), any offer of employment shall be immediately rescinded.

How to Apply

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