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Title Research Statistician
Division Applied and Institutional Research
Category Support Staff
Type Full-time/Probationary
Incumbent New
Salary $31.56 – $36.58 per hour
Band I
Hours 35 hours per week
Campus St. James
Effective Date ASAP
Duties The Office of Institutional Research and Planning (IR&P) plays a key role in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information for institutional planning and decision making. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Institutional Research and Planning, the Research Statistician:
  • Plans and provides statistical expertise required in the design, conduct and analysis of research studies and program evaluation.
  • Performs a variety of advanced statistical and spreadsheet functions in the validation, interpretation and analysis of data.
  • Collects data from various sources (Banner, surveys, departmental databases) and tests for data integrity, validity and reliability.
  • Conducts a variety of statistical analyses to test hypotheses, make inferences, determine causality, evaluate impacts, and monitor trends: regression analysis, experimental designs, logistic regression, survey sampling and weighting, multivariate analysis, categorical and longitudinal data analysis, identification of patterns and treatment of missing data and non-response.
  • Interprets and analyzes statistical outputs and determines whether additional analysis is required.
  • Writes statistical sections of reports and briefing materials for technical and non-technical audiences; participates in the presentation of findings.
  • Working with IR&P researchers, develops strategies for creating, collecting and managing large and complex datasets.
  • Trains IR&P researchers in the use of advanced statistical techniques and development of syntax.
  • Provides advice and/or assists in the creation of database protocols, data coding and documentation.
  • Assists the Manager with the development of project plans; reviews and updates research protocols and timelines; monitors progress against project deliverables.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Four year degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Statistics, Economics, or a related discipline with courses in statistics and research methods.
  • Minimum five years of progressive work experience conducting advanced statistical/analytical studies; experience in a post-secondary environment is preferred.
  • Experience working with large databases, data mining and reporting.
  • Direct experience working with statistical packages is required, SPSS (preferred) or SAS.
  • Experience conducting cost-benefit analysis is desirable.
  • Advanced knowledge of computers and software, including Windows-based statistical software, spreadsheets, relational databases, word processing and presentation/graphics software.
  • Ability to train IR&P researchers to develop strategies for data analysis and research outcomes.
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical and problem solving skills are a must; ability to anticipate, identify and solve inconsistencies with data.
  • Self-starter with strong logistical and organizational skills; must be able to manage multiple projects with exceptional accuracy and attention to detail; good judgement and investigative skills to identify alternatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to design statistical methodology while working with complex research projects. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Ability to work in an environment where a diversity of people and situations are encountered. 
 
Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.
 
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
To apply submit a covering letter and resume combined in one (1) document.
 
Preference will be given to qualified internal candidates in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.
Competition # 13-050
Closing Date May 10, 2013