The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Science and Research
$59,848 - $77,804 / year
Competition Number: #005-24.25

Closing Date: May 30th, 2024 at 4:00 PM

New Brunswick Institute of Data, Research, & Training
NB-IRDT is a research institute at the University of New Brunswick and the sole provincial administrative data repository in New Brunswick. We house privacy-protected population-level data, which we use to conduct research that supports informed policy and decision-making to promote the health and social prosperity of New Brunswickers.


Full-time | 1 Year Term | Fredericton| Hybrid

UNB is committed to ensuring employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. As such, we are proud to support a hybrid work approach, which includes flexible hours and work-from-home options.

Standard Work Hours: Mon - Fri | 8:15 am - 4:30 pm | 36.25 hours per week

Salary Range: $59,848 - $77,804 per annum


Reporting to the Manager of Research and Training, the Senior Data Analyst will provide research leadership on our growing number of research projects, consultations with stakeholders, supervision of research assistants, data analysts, and students. A significant degree of autonomy will be expected of the senior data analyst in terms of research design and implementation. The purpose of this position is also to provide a professional pathway to research staff beyond the level of the data analyst as a means of allowing experienced analysts to progress to areas of responsibility for which they have demonstrated competency. This will help with employee retention and will promote job satisfaction at NB-IRDT. We are committed to being an employer of choice for research professionals in New Brunswick.

  • Supervision of research staff- including research assistants, data analysts, and students (as needed).
  • Development and management of individual research projects.
  • Responsible for the overall project management including timelines.
  • Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of new research initiatives.
  • Oversee the development of study protocols, data measures, data creation plans, and analytic plans.
  • Prepare analytic data sets, and conduct and interpret data analyses using population-based administrative, clinical registry and survey data.
  • Output, interpret, and communicate statistical results with project team and external stakeholders verbally and in writing.
  • Liaise with NB-IRDT stakeholders as needed for consultation, presentation of results, and research development.
  • Liaise with external stakeholder organizations and deliver presentations, as needed, on projects in their research portfolio.
  • Clean, manage, and analyze large provincial administrative databases.
  • Identify and advise on data limitations and collaborate with GNB and NB-IRDT staff on solutions to overcoming those limitations.
  • Contribute to writing research reports and scientific manuscripts for academic publication.
  • Provide comprehensive reviews of NB-IRDT feasibility forms and data access applications.
  • Provide counsel on data access quotes.
  • Complete data stewardship functions, including data validation to ensure its accuracy.
  • Create and update reference guides for data sets.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Master's degree in Epidemiology, Economics, Health Sciences, Biostatistics, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in manipulating large complex data sets and applying statistical and epidemiological methods and principles to services research.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience as a data analyst or equivalent experience in a research data center.

Additional Strengths

  • French Bilingualism is considered a strong asset.
  • Exceptional presentation skills are considered a strong asset.
  • Strong knowledge of descriptive statistics, statistical inference, survival analysis, and advanced statistical modeling.
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical software (SAS, STATA, R, MATLAB) and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to output, organize and interpret statistical results in reports for diverse audiences including reports for funding agencies.
  • Ability to address a wide variety of audiences.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

A little bit about us

University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,200 full- and part-time staff, including faculty, support staff and students. UNB values people and we have proudly been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2024 and one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for 2023.

UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.

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UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.


This position is part of the PSAC, Local 60551 employee group and falls under the PTSU Collective Agreement.


The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.