University of Auckland

Data Analyst

Aug 31, 2023

Auckland, New Zealand

Company Description

Who we are

Overview of the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI)

NIHI is a leading New Zealand institute that has as its focus the discovery, development, testing, delivery and evaluation of innovative approaches to preventing disease, improving people’s health, reducing health inequities and enabling the delivery of more effective and equitable healthcare in New Zealand and overseas. NIHI is managed by Auckland UniServices Ltd, the largest research and development company in the Southern Hemisphere, and a wholly owned arm of The University of Auckland.

Overview of UniServices

UniServices is a not-for-profit company of Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland, that transforms research into global impact to build a better world starting in Aotearoa New Zealand. We do this through:

  • Advancing research: We help researchers secure funding and help governments and businesses find answers to their questions.
  • Investing and partnering: We invest in start-ups companies through a $40 million pre-seed and seed fund.
  • Commercialising and protecting ideas: We help researchers protect their ideas and start companies or license technology. We help companies access start-up capital and grow.
  • Delivering positive community impact: We deliver programmes and services that build on University research in areas such as education, training, health and informing public policy.

Job Description

Data Analyst (0.80 to 1.0 FTE, one-year fixed term role)

At the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), we discover, develop, test, deliver and evaluate innovative approaches to today’s most pressing health problems. Our work is focused on preventing disease, improving people’s health, reducing health inequities, and enabling the delivery of more effective and equitable healthcare. Managed by UniServices, we provide independent scientific evidence that supports individuals, communities, clinicians, and policymakers.

Are you passionate about data? NIHI is seeking an experienced data analyst to join our busy and growing team. As a Data Analyst you will be responsible for conducting statistical analyses and producing reports for research studies.

Key responsibilities include but not limited to: 

  • Assist Biostatisticians in aggregating and cleaning project data from multiple data files and sources, including identifying and correcting inaccuracies in the underlying data.
  • Plan and undertake statistical analyses and produce reports using SAS, R and/or other statistical software.
  • Assist the Data Manager with setting-up, testing and maintaining studies, randomisation, reports, surveys and other relevant project functionality in the web-based trial management systemin liaison with internal NIHI staff and/or external customers
  • Work closely with the Biostatisticians/Data Manager and where appropriate the relevant project teams to improve data management, and aggregation, etc.
  • Co-ordinate and assist with the documentation of studies, systems and processes for data management as required by Good Clinical Data Management Practice (GCDMP), and/or as part of the quality assurance system.

To be suitable for this role you will: 

  • Have a Tertiary Qualification or a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in a similar role.
  • Have intermediate to advanced computer skills in the statistical software SAS, and knowledge of REDCap, Power BI and/or SQL is an advantage.
  • A willingness to learn is essential and in-house training will be provided.


If you can prioritise your workload, deliver to deadlines and are seeking opportunities to grow your experience in data management and analysis – this could be your next challenge!

Additional Information

What we offer:

Great benefits, including 5 weeks annual leave, eye-testing & glasses subsidies, access to discounts on health insurance & gym memberships, and long-service recognition.  We provide a culturally diverse team and supportive workplace with a blended approach to office and home-based work.  We offer flexible working arrangements and are committed to your ongoing professional development.

A copy of the position description is attached. Please submit your application by 5pm,  15 September 2023.  Note we may interview prior to the close date.

Honoa te tangata ki te tangata, te tangata ki te taiao, te tangata ki te rangahau, rangahaua ki whai hua.

(Linking people to people, people to the world around us, people to research, research that brings ideas to life.)

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