PA Level 5 - Information Specialist - Centre for Health and Community Research - Faculty of Business (Grant Funded) *AMENDED CLOSING DATE*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017
Date of Posting: 
February 15, 2017
Centre for Health and Community Research - Faculty of Business
PA Level 5 - Information Specialist
Full Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$46,451 to $51,110 per annum as per CUPE 1870 (Grant Funded)

March 1, 2017 to February 14, 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Centre for Health and Community Research (CHCR) at the University of Prince Edward Island seeks applications for the position of Information Specialist.  This is a contract position until February 14, 2018. The primary responsibility of the successful applicant is the management, manipulation and analysis of administrative health information and research-produced data.

Reporting to the Research Project Manager, the Information Specialist will have responsibility for working with data pertaining to CHCR research. The Information Specialist will provide and apply scientific research and design expertise, utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, to provide support to CHCR initiatives. The successful candidate will be an adaptable team player, with excellent organizational, information technology and communication skills.


The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties:

• Perform complex data manipulation of large administrative databases
• Perform complex linking of large administrative databases
• Create and manage databases for housing research data
• Analysis of administrative health databases using statistical software (e.g. SAS, Stata, R)
• Analysis of data generated through projects performed by the CHCR research staff
• Reporting results of all analysis to the Research Project Manager
• Work closely with the Research Project Manager to publish findings of the data analysis performed
• Work closely with the Director, Research Project Manager, and staff to plan and support the ongoing work of the CHCR
• Other related duties as required related to CHCR business and projects


• The successful candidate will have a minimum of a two year post-secondary diploma in a related field.  A bachelor degree or post-secondary education in an IT related field would be considered an asset. 
• A minimum of two year’s related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required
• Experience working with and creating databases
• Experience using statistical software and writing syntax for such programs (SAS strongly preferred)
• Ability to learn new statistical software programs in a short amount of time as required
• Experience with complex data manipulation and complex linking of databases
• Knowledge of and experience with basic statistical analysis techniques.  Advanced statistical analysis experience is an asset
• Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills, both verbal and written
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others in a cooperative and collaborative manner
• Knowledge of administrative health databases including their content, structure and limitations is an asset
• Knowledge of provincial healthcare coding systems is an asset
• Knowledge of economics is an asset

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

R. Kydd

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
Contact UPEI