Data Analyst 2

Posted to IASSIST on: 2012-02-10

Employer: MaRS Discovery District

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MaRS Discovery District ( is where science, technology and social entrepreneurs get the help they need. Where all kinds of people meet to spark new ideas. And where a global reputation for innovation is being earned, one success story at a time. MaRS is undertaking a unique and challenging program to bring together data partners from the government, commercial, academic and not for profit sectors to accelerate new innovations. MaRS is seeking a data analyst comfortable working in a fast-paced project that operates like a start-up to work with initial data sources and partners.

The Data Analyst will be responsible for ensuring the successful integration of different data sources, building key processes, assessing quality of outcome and working with external contractors (data suppliers, data integrators, visualization authors).


  • Strong skills in modeling data to enable integration of multiple sources
  • Knowledge of data matching and comparison techniques, quality and output
  • Ability to critically assess data quality, completeness and consistency and make recommendations accordingly
  • Knowledge of geographic data and GIS software for modeling, integrating and aggregating data
  • Ability to import, clean, transform, validate and restructure data
  • Strong data manipulation skills and ability to build custom routines and processes¬†
  • Familiar with data management, access control and cataloguing processes
  • Ability to generate charts, graph, tables or map visualizations
  • Ability to work with contractors for other data integration work and help assess output
  • Support data advanced visualization needs (ability to work with contractors in creating infographics, maps and other visuals created to animate the data)

Technical and software skills from the following:

  • Strong Excel skills
  • Good SQL and data base skills, ¬†
  • Data manipulation tool and language experience e.g. Google tools, scripting tools, python, MATLAB
  • Data formats and standards, XML, RDF, RDF(S)
  • GIS software and geocoding
  • Statistical software

Archived on: 2012-03-10