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Canada's Drug Agency

Research and Data Analyst (2 positions)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Mid-Senior level
Status: Full time, indefinite

Location: Ottawa, Ontario (hybrid)

Closing date: June 5, 2024

Salary range: $76,000 to $95,000 per year

CADTH is now Canada’s Drug Agency. Canada’s Drug Agency (CDA-AMC) is a pan-Canadian health organization. We are an independent, not-for-profit organization headquartered in Ottawa, with a satellite office in Toronto. Created and funded by Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments, we’re responsible for driving better coordination, alignment, and public value within Canada’s drug and health technology landscape. We provide Canada’s health system leaders with independent evidence and advice so they can make informed drug, health technology, and health system decisions, and we collaborate with national and international partners to enhance our collective impact.

We are proud to be a 2024 National Capital Region Top Employer. This recognition celebrates our dedication to fostering a work environment that nurtures growth; innovation; and inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). It reaffirms our ongoing efforts to create an outstanding workplace where our employees thrive and feel valued.

Most of our employees participate in a hybrid workspace arrangement that allows for flexibility and enhanced work-life balance. We believe in the positive impact of in-person collaboration and the importance of team building. Added consideration is given to qualified candidates who live near our offices and can participate in a hybrid arrangement. Those applying must be located in Ontario, except in rare circumstances where the employment position is remote.

Primary Focus

Contributing to the advancement of Canada’s Drug Agency (CDA-AMC) data and analytics function as announced by Health Canada on December 18, 2023, by conducting robust research and data analysis to support improved health outcomes, with capacity development for appropriate prescribing and use, decisions to list/delist, among others.

This role will support the CDA-AMC Data Systems and Analytics function by contributing to health outcome research and by translating data into practical analysis to support policy decisions and other core CDA-AMC functions. The Research and Data Analyst will play a pivotal role in delivering impactful insights that inform decision-making processes, which will be communicated through concise reports, briefing notes, and compelling presentations tailored for both internal stakeholders and external audiences.

What do the daily responsibilities look like?

On any given day, the Research and Data Analyst will:

  • plan and execute complex and rigorous health outcome research and analysis
  • analyze information and economic, scientific, and/or health data from multiple sources, including administrative databases, analytical platforms, pan-Canadian and government sources, and the internet
  • identify relevant trends and patterns represented by the data utilizing statistical packages and consolidating complex information into impactful and accessible insights that inform decision-making processes
  • contribute to building the internal knowledge and expertise related to pan-Canadian data systems and analytics strengths, weaknesses, gaps, and misalignments as well as awareness of the emerging international approaches to data and analytics
  • write and contribute to reports and briefing notes, summarizing research findings in a policy-ready format within the timelines of policy decisions
  • support the planning and preparation for pan-Canadian advisory panels, working groups, and committees comprised of both internal and external partners, and participate and contribute to bilateral and multilateral meetings with partners
  • support other CDA-AMC initiatives from a data and analytics perspective, including appropriate use.

Is this the right role for you?

The Research and Data Analyst will likely have:

  • postsecondary education in a related discipline coupled with progressive related experience working in a multidisciplinary team, data driven environment that is normally attained over a 5-year period; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • knowledge of existing and emerging priorities related to health care, the pharmaceutical environment, and the role of the various interested parties
  • a solid understanding of the health data infrastructure in Canada and the available health data sources and databases, encompassing administrative databases, national health surveys, electronic health records, and disease registries
  • competence in health research methodologies, study design, and analytical techniques
  • experience working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams, including health care providers, researchers, policy-makers, and community members
  • ability to work in ambiguity while being proactive and resourceful to find solutions and adapt to changing priorities
  • ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, translating complex concepts and results of research into clear and concise language and a message that aligns with the organization’s goals and resonates with internal and external partners.

What will set you apart?

The following are considered asset qualifications:

  • graduate degree from a recognized postsecondary institution with a specialization in economics, sociology, health science, data science, or statistics
  • ability to assess health outcomes, patient-reported measures, and health-related quality of life indicators to inform health care decision-making and resource allocation
  • fluency in French (written, verbal and comprehension).

What’s in it for you?

At Canada’s Drug Agency, you will find:

  • a team-focused, supportive, and inclusive work environment
  • a competitive compensation package, including participation in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) — 1 of Canada’s largest and most successful defined benefit pension plans
  • a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependents, including health, dental, life, and travel insurance; a health spending account; and an employee assistance program
  • paid time off (including a minimum of 4 weeks of vacation, sick leave and life leave, a December holiday closure, and other leave options)
  • opportunities to work with and learn from highly specialized professionals
  • personal growth through professional development opportunities, corporate training, and support for continuing education
  • a friendly culture that supports community engagement
  • the opportunity to make a difference for people living in Canada and effect positive change.

To apply for this position, visit the Careers section of our website . Your résumé must clearly identify how your skills and experience relate to the requirements of this role. Applications for this opportunity may be used for future staffing vacancies. We thank you for your interest; however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Please visit our website regularly for new opportunities.

At Canada’s Drug Agency, we actively celebrate, support, and flourish through our differences. Our employees are people with different strengths, experiences, and backgrounds, who share a passion for building the future of health care. We demonstrate a commitment to IDEA through continuous training, modelling inclusive behaviours, and proactively managing biases. We highly encourage all qualified applicants to apply, including people of all places of origin and religions, people with disabilities, people who are neurodivergent, people who are Black or racialized, Indigenous people, women, and people from the 2SLGBTQ+ community. We also provide accommodations during all phases of the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process, please let the Talent Acquisition team know when they contact you. We will work with you to meet your needs.

Please note that, as a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to complete a confidential pre-employment background check, including criminal, employment, and educational verifications.

Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. We regret that we are unable to sponsor employment visas at this time.

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