GLSE Job Posting - Research and Data Analyst

Dec 10, 2019

Position Title: Research and Data Analyst
Classification: 60% @ Full Time Equivalent (approx. 25 hours a week), 2-month contract, starting ASAP
Hourly Pay: $31.26 + 4% vacation pay
Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Graduate and Life Sciences Education
Immediate Supervisor: Graduate Affairs Officer

Purpose
Reporting to the Graduate Affairs Officer, the Research and Data Analyst provides a variety of survey management and data analyses functions for the Office of the Vice Dean, Graduate and Academic Affairs. Specifically, the position is to analyze and report on the data collected from the Voice of the Learner – Graduate Students.

The position is responsible for reviewing, cleaning, mining and analyzing the data collected from the Voice of the Learner – Graduate Studies. The Research and Data Analyst may also contribute to literature reviews and environmental scans related to this survey.

Qualifications Required

Education:
Completion of a university degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or other related social science degree with demonstrated experience in analyzing data sets. An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:
At least 6 months of related experience. Experience in the preparation of statistical and descriptive reports in PowerPoint. Experience with Microsoft Office applications (high level of skill in MS PowerPoint and Excel; working knowledge of Access), and intermediate knowledge of SPSS.

Skills:
Excellent knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel; facility with and aptitude for SQL and VBA queries; demonstrated experience with databases and database management; understanding of an aptitude for data visualization and presentation design skills.

Other:
Able to work in a team environment and exercise tact, discretion, flexibility and sound judgment;
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Duties
Data Preparation, Cleaning, and Analysis (70%)

  • Undertake data extraction from online surveys and prepare user-friendly SPSS files
  • Prepare syntax in SPSS and data tables in Excel
  • In SPSS, create new variables from exiting variables using transform, recode and multi-response functions, merge variables, import variables and cases, apply weighting variable
  • Analyze data to identify key issues and themes
  • Support work efficiency and continuous quality improvement.
  • Create and update relevant data files, documentation, and process maps.
  • Identify system deficiencies and recommend areas of enhancements.
  • Identify, investigate and resolve data anomalies and discrepancies.
  • Undertake statistical analysis like factor, correlation, and linear regression analysis

Report and Presentation (20%)

  • Produce tables, charts, graphs, figures, and other summaries of data to inform a variety of stakeholder interests and for numerous committees.
  • Prepare PowerPoint slides and reports with great attention to detail, clear communication of data, and data visualization techniques.

Publication Support (10%)

  • Responsible for providing background research required for preparation of academic publications and presentations.
  • Confirm and prepare citations in standard format

Contacts
Graduate Affairs Officer, Vice Dean – Graduate and Academic Affairs, staff and faculty from the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, staff and faculty from the Office of the Dean.

How to apply
Please submit your resume and covering letter, outlining your experience, to Rachel Zulla, Graduate Affairs Officer, by 5pm on Friday December 20, 2019.

Rachel Zulla, M.Ed
Graduate Affairs Officer
Graduate and Life Sciences Education
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
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1 Kings’ College Circle, Rm. 2360, Toronto, ON, M5A 1A8
E: rachel.zulla@utoronto.ca