The Ottawa Hospital: Inspired by research. Driven by compassion
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital and an affiliated institute of the University of Ottawa. With more than 1,700 scientists, clinician investigators, trainees and staff, and total revenues of more than $100 million, we are one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes. We are investigating virtually every major disease and condition, with a focus on answering important health questions and translating our findings into benefits for patients and society.

ICES uOttawa is a site of The Institute ICES located at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and has a full-time opening for a Methodologist II. ICES maintains a large data repository with many key Ontario health care administrative databases. Researchers at ICES use these databases to answer important questions related to health and health care utilization. Since its inception in 1992, ICES has generated research to inform science and help policymakers, managers, planners, practitioners, and other researchers shape the Ontario health care system. Work is supported by careful analysis of administrative and data repositories and by working collaboratively with senior leaders, physicians, healthcare workers, and many other internal and external partners.

Job Description:
Methodologist Responsibilities:
•Work collaboratively to develop research plans, study designs, and analysis plans
•Use advanced SAS skills to transform and link data
•Understand how to use the repository data to address research questions
•Conduct exploratory and statistical analyses of the data, primarily using SAS
•Produce meaningful reports and graphical presentations of the data
•Document project work according to standards of practice guidelines
•Develop general use SAS macros based on project work to allow others to re-use concepts
•Participate in writing research papers and reports
•Take part in team initiatives to develop an analytical knowledge base, standards of practice and SAS macros

Basic Requirements (Education/Experience):
•MSc in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, or related field
•1-2 years of related experience
•Experience programming in SAS, SQL or similar programming language
•Experience linking and analyzing healthcare or other large data
•Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
•Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
•Aptitude for research methodology and attention to detail
•Demonstrated initiative in the workplace

Preferred Qualifications:
•Previous healthcare analytical experience
•Knowledge of analytic methods applied to health services research

Contract Details:
This is a 2- year full-time contract with possibility of renewal.
Salary: min: $31.687- max: $45.690 with an excellent benefits package.

Comments to Applicant:
Please send complete CV and resume to


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

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