There is a job opportunity available with the Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, in the area of statistical programming. The ideal candidate will have experience with SAS software, and experience working with large databases, such as administrative health DB. Degree in Statistics is great and preferable, but a good programmer with a Computer Science Degree with the ability to learn SAS within fairly short time and is familiar with SQL is also acceptable. Understanding of epidemiological concepts is a great asset.
Below is an approximate position description, which is subject to change for the final posting coming up soon on the University Careers portal:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, mathematics or statistics or a degree or certificate in a comparable program is required..
• An equivalent combination of training and experience is acceptable.
• At least two years SAS or Stata programming experience is required.
• Experience using and developing SAS macros or Stata ADOs is an advantage.
• Experience in linking and analyzing databases is an asset.
Skills and Abilities:
• Quantitative mathematical skills are required.
• Knowledge of coding systems such as ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CA, CCI and ATC is an asset.
• Effective communication skills, both oral and written, are required.
• Must be comfortable using networked computer environments with different operating systems.
• Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and programming tasks.
Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities:
• Design, develop, test and implement computer programs written in SAS for complex research investigations.
• Co-develop research objectives and direction with principal investigator.
• Translate specifications (verbal or written) into appropriate SAS code.
• Diagnose cause of errors in programming logic and make necessary corrections in own and others programs.
• Develop technical documentation on computer databases, algorithms and concepts for use by other staff members.
• Work with external agencies to develop documentation and necessary processes to transfer, understand and install research databases.
• Generate statistical output and assist in interpretation.
• Periodically consult and work with researchers both within the University of Manitoba and in other academic and research units. Provide advice and guidance on the structure of databases, content, and the most effective approach to analytic problems.
• Develop and disseminate technical documentation on computer algorithms and concepts for use by other U of M staff members and outside users.
• Co-develop statistical analysis plans and/or propose appropriate statistical methods to answer research questions.
• Assist in the diagnosing and resolving errors in programming logic.
• Provide guidance on the most effective approach to analytic problems.
• Perform other related duties as assigned or required.
Salary range yet to be determined, but most likely over 50K.
Please, feel free contacting me on: firstname.lastname@example.org.