Data Analytics
REQ229389 Requisition #

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 2
Remuneration: $98,105 - $116,361 per annum, excluding superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ229389

Exciting opportunity for an experienced Data Analyst to: 
• Join a team specialising in the development of data pipelines, reporting and analyses of cancer and healthcare data. The work of the team informs decision making and drives meaningful changes to the NSW cancer healthcare system
• Work with a team of epidemiologists, statisticians and data scientists to explore new problems, methodologies and tools
• Be part of an organisation that makes a difference in cancer control in NSW
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.


Where you’ll be working

The Cancer Institute NSW is the NSW Government’s cancer control agency, established to lessen the impact of cancer across the state. 


Working at the Cancer Institute NSW means joining a team of committed and dedicated staff who are proud to be a part of the Institute’s purpose of overseeing and accelerating the effectiveness of cancer control in NSW. 


The Cancer Institute is a collaborative working environment that encourages diversity and inclusion in how we work and the way we work together. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. Greater consideration will be given to suitable applicants, in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities (GSE Rule 26).

What you’ll be doing

In this role you will utilise your analytical skills to contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of the Institute’s data assets, reports and reporting systems.


You will have demonstrated experience in working with medium to large complex data sets such as linked state and commonwealth administrative data sets.


Essential to the role will be your ability to work effectively as a team player and collaboratively with specialist statisticians, epidemiologists within the Cancer Institute NSW. 

You will have strong data wrangling and programming skills in SAS, SQL or R with a suitable qualification in public health, statistics, data science, informatics or a related discipline.  

For your application to be considered

To submit your application, please provide:
• Your resume (maximum five pages)
• A covering letter addressing the Essential Requirements, as outlined in the Role Description 
• A response to the Pre-screening Questions, as outlined below.

Essential requirements

• Tertiary qualifications in health information management, statistics, data science, informatics or a related discipline 
• Detailed knowledge of analysis techniques and programming tools such as SAS, SQL or R 
• Demonstrated skills and experience in manipulating, summarizing and interpreting medium to large sized, complex datasets
• Experience in automating processes and systems beneficial
• Experience in working within the health sector as a data analyst highly regarded

Pre-screening questions

• Please give an example where you prepared a dataset for analysis. Please provide a sample of the code written in SAS or R that you used for this (no more than a page).

• Provide an example of an analysis you have conducted where you identified a data quality issue. What steps did you take to clean the data and what measures did you take following the finding of a data quality issue?



Need more information?

  1) Click here for the Role Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position

For more information about the Cancer Institute NSW please visit www.cancer.nsw.gov.au.  For role related queries or questions contact Sheena Lawrance on sheena.lawrance@health.nsw.gov.au or (02) 8374 5643.

Applications Close: Sunday, 16 May 2021 at 11.30pm


All Cancer Institute roles are based at St Leonards.


The CORE+4 Values define what is important to the Cancer Institute NSW and our employees.  
Our values are:  Collaboration, Openness, Respect, Empowerment, Strategic, Supportive, Innovative and Flexible.


The Cancer Institute NSW is unable to offer salary packaging. Salaries will be negotiated commensurate to experience and qualifications of the role.


The Cancer Institute NSW welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities. Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health. For more information please visit www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au.


Please indicate if you have any accessibility requirements in your application or speak with the contact person should you be called for an interview. We provide reasonable adjustment for people with a disability during the recruitment process and during their employment.


To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.



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