Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Research Statistician, Geriatric Medicine RSH (BB-2CD08)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk CA


Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.

We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Geriatric Medicine Research (Dalhousie / Nova Scotia Health) seeks a statistician / epidemiologist with experience in program evaluation to participate in a new project that seeks to improve care for frail older adults who are acutely ill. The successful applicant will assist in developing and analyzing data that can help evaluate a program to improve routine frailty identification and management, individualized goal setting, care planning, and physical mobilization. We are looking for an energetic, adaptable person who can work with teams across the province as they develop and implement education modules for each of these topics, and related areas. Teamwork is essential, as are clear writing and presentation skills. A working knowledge of program evaluation, using both quantitative and qualitative methods, will be a considerable asset. So too would be previous experience working with population data including frail older adults and those with dementia. You will join a team that has a long history of doing cutting-edge research on all aspects of frailty. The team is now aiming to translate its evidence into practice, to aid groups that wish to improve their care offerings, and to help them become knowledge resources who can encourage the uptake of such innovation in their communities of practice. This job may also be of interest to someone (MSc or PhD) with academic career aspirations, as the group is well and widely published.

  • Conducts data analysis using appropriate statistical methods
  • Creates source documents.
  • Prepares and presents reports of data analyses.
  • Summarizes data via tables and various graphic displays.
  • Ensures data completeness, quality and confidentiality.
  • Conducts checks on data content and validity.
  • Updates data as needed and notifies other study personnel as required.
  • Designs analytic approaches consistent with research objectives.
  • Conducts research using different analytic methodologies.
  • Presents and recommends analytic methods to investigators.
  • Designs and maintains research databases.
  • Ensures database is up to date and in format required for analysis.
  • Performs other related duties as required


  • Master’s Degree in Epidemiology preferred, or a Master’s in Statistics or Mathematics.
  • Demonstrated competence in data analysis.
  • Proficiency with statistical methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply statistical and epidemiological methods and tools for conducting program evaluation and analysing related outcomes.
  • Strong computer programming skills.
  • Proficiency in computer software packages for database management and statistical analysis required (e.g. SAS, SPlus, MS Excel, SPSS, STATA, and equivalent).
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills.
  • Effective research and analytical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability by adjusting approaches, as needed.
  • At least one year of post-graduate experience in a research or business environment preferred.
  • Previous experience designing and analysing outcomes for program evaluation.
  • Hours of Work

    Long assignment, full-time position, 75 hrs bi-weekly
    Beginning March 15, 2021 with an expected end date of February 28, 2022 (Approximately 12 months)
    *Dates are subject to change

    Salary Information

    $28.4323 - $35.5405

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