Statistical Information Analyst, Cancer Research UK

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Statistical Information Analyst, Cancer Research UK 2016-10-15T05:48:09+00:00

Project Description

Are you a data analyst or have you recently graduated with a numerical degree? Are you looking to develop your statistical analysis skills?

We’re looking for a driven and self-starting individual to…
Contribute to the management and analysis of statistical information on cancer
Contribute towards the compilation, validation and interpretation of statistical information on cancer
Manage databases of cancer statistics
Join the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research

Statistics have never been more vital. Every day we achieve extraordinary things by being innovative, imaginative and bold in our work. Here in our Statistical Information Team, we exploit our unique perspective to provide and communicate authoritative statistics and analysis, to inform, inspire and raise awareness of cancer and Cancer Research UK.

Now we need a Statistical Information Analyst to assist in our analysis of our statistical information so that we can continue to be one of the leading providers of cancer statistics in the UK. As a Statistical Information Analyst, you’ll help us present high quality statistical information and interpretation to a wide audience, including commissioners, policy makers, health professionals and researchers.

You can help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured through your…
Degree with a numerate component, or equivalent relevant experience working as a data analyst
Relevant experience in analysing and presenting data
Knowledge of statistical methodology
Experience of database management
Knowledge and understanding of cancer and/or health statistics

You’ll possess strong analytical skills so that you are able to bring structure to complex problems, extract the key issues and present data in a clear and concise format. You’ll also need good organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise day-to-day tasks, meet urgent deadlines and work with a variety of staff and teams.

If you can do all this and more, you’ll enjoy a great career as we work hard to beat cancer sooner. Join the fight today.

 

Summary of the Role’s Main Purpose:

  1. To contribute to the management and analysis of statistical information on cancer.
  2. To contribute towards the compilation, validation and interpretation of statistical information on cancer.
  3. Manage Cancer Research UK’s database of local cancer statistics and responsible for publication of content on website.

Key Responsibilities:

1) To contribute to the management and analysis of statistical information on cancer.

  1. Undertake analysis and report findings of data available to the charity, e.g on the awareness of risks of cancer or clinical outcomes data.
  2. Input into the analysis and interpretation of data and statistics arising from health-related data and hospital outcomes and outputs from the National Cancer Intelligence Network.
  3. Contribute to the development of new methods for graphical presentation of canceinformation.
  4. Help shape new ideas for the analysis of statistical information.
  5. Work with the Analysis and Evaluation Team to ensure that statistical information icommunicated to non-statistical teams and departments within the charity, and externally, tmeet the needs of the wide ranging audiences.
  6. Lead on liaising with managers and IT to manage content of Local Cancer Statistics database.
  7. Work alongside other members of the team in supporting the development of processes for managing content of the Cancer Intelligence Portal.
  8. Work with the Analysis and Evaluation Team and the press office by looking for potentiamedia stories using cancer statistics.

2) To contribute towards the compilation, validation and interpretation of statistical information on cancer.

  1. Contribute to the regular updating and checking of statistical information on cancer.
  2. Input into the compilation and analysis of statistical information for a wide range of audiences and draft reports.
  3. Contribute to the updating of data for Local Cancer Statistics online, compiling intelligence as appropriate.
  4. Contribute to the finding of new data sources and contact external organisations, such as cancer registries, Office for National Statistics and the National Cancer Intelligence Networkto obtain data and analyses, as required.
  5. Research topics using internetand paper-based resources.
  6. Help shape the development of information and resources to meet emerging needs.
  7. Be responsible for a range of statistical information projects, as appropriate

3) General responsibilities.

  1. Support the answering of enquiries received by the Analysis and Evaluation Team.
  2. Promote cross-team working and establish ways to work together effectively.
  3. Develop an understanding of how Analysis and Evaluation Team outputs are used and by whom.
  4. Increasing awareness of and promote the existence and importance of cancer statistics.
  5. Carry out ad hoc tasks as required by the Analysis and Evaluation Team.
  6. Performs the role following Analysis and Evaluation Team process and guidelines with regular supervision.

Key Technical Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Behaviours

  • Degree with a numerate component, or equivalent relevant experience working as a datanalyst
  • Highly competent in MS Office, in particular Excel
  • Experience of database management
  • Knowledge of some statistical methodology and the ability to analyse and present data on time and accurately.
  • Experience of assimilating, analysing and presenting data to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience of writing reports for different audiences;
  • Proven ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to solve straightforward problems, with the guidance and support from other teamembers.
  • Ability to analyse data and draft content, with good attention to detail.
  • Works well as part of a team and independently.
  • Able to manage own workload on a daytoday basis ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Good communication skills with the ability to explain complex or technical information to non-statistical colleagues. Provides guidance on interpretation of statistical information tcolleagues in the other teams.
  • Contributes to the planning and organisation of team objectives.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and contribute to concurrent projects.

Desirable

  • Understanding of one or more of the following computer software packages Oracle (or other database package), statistical software packages such as SPSS or STATA;
  • Experience of database development
  • Some knowledge and understanding of cancer and/or health statistics.
  • Experience of working on several projects at the same time;
  • Experience of project management

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Cancer Research UK