Data Analyst ( for Research Laboratory)
BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS - Vancouver, BC

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-- Data Analyst--
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Research Laboratory
Please note: Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.
STATUS: One-year full time Position, with the possibility for renewal

JOB START DATE: As soon as possible

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

LOCATION: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), Vancouver, BC

JOB: The Data Analyst performs analysis and interpretation of data, statistical analysis and serves as a resource on statistical methodology and outcome evaluation. The Data Analyst also designs and implements analytical pipelines to automate data processing.

ORGANIZATION: The BC-CfE currently employs a team of Statisticians, Programmers, Data Managers, Clinical Research Assistants, Data Analysts and Data Entry Clerks who work collaboratively on cohort-based epidemiological and clinical studies. The BC-CfE is a world-renowned HIV/AIDS research centre including Research Laboratory, Clinical Trials, Drug Treatment Program, Epidemiology and Professional Education Programs.


  • Data retrieval and management of databases for cohort-based studies, including writing computer programs and macros to capture and edit data and to identify data trends
  • Analytical support for research conducted using quantitative data analysis using descriptive and statistical methodologies
  • Work collaboratively on writing scientific papers, providing statistical results, writing methods and result sections, preparing tables and figures
  • Acts as a statistical resource for colleagues on experimental design statistical methodology and theory
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing analytical reports and analysis Maintaining confidentiality in dealing with all matters


  • University Degree in Computer Science or Mathematics/Statistics. Masters in Applied Statistics or Biostatistics would be a plus.
  • 1-2 years recent related working experience
  • High level programming skills (scripting), e.g. Ruby, Python, Perl
  • Use of revision control and documentation frameworks (e.g. Subversion)
  • Extensive knowledge of statistical software packages (R, SAS, S-plus, SPSS)
  • Oracle Database knowledge
  • Ability to perform and interpret complex statistical analyses, particularly mixed models
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, multi-tasking and problem solving skills, with the ability to work independently within a team environment as well as the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Bioinformatics experience preferred

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter of interest detailing relevant experience and a curriculum vitae to Human Resources. Please indicate “ Data Analyst for Research Laboratory” in the subject line.

Reminder: Applications for posted position must be received in Human Resources by 5: 00 pm on the closing date.

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The B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is dedicated to improving the health of British Columbians with HIV through the development,...