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Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist - National Collaborating Center for Environmental Health andBC Centre for Disease Control

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
A month ago
Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist

BC Centre for Disease Control & the National Collaborating Center for Environmental Health (NCCEH)

The Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist will primarily be working with the National Collaborating Center for Environmental Health (NCCEH) team.

The NCCEH ( ) provides evidence informed recommendations to support health practitioners and the public in mitigating and adapting to risks found in the physical environment. This is a national web platform that relies heavily on digital communications for outreach and connection to stakeholders and end users. NCCEH activities will inform and support health/environmental planning in built and community environments (from urban cores to suburbs to remote and First Nations communities) in order to improve population wellness.

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

Working at the BCCDC and under direction and management of the NCCEH Scientific Director and Manager, you will:
  • Create knowledge translation products for practice and policy-making in environmental public health.
  • Build new, and fortify existing, collaborations with partners and stakeholders.
  • Focus on environmental public health practice areas concerning food safety, personal services and other public facilities settings, environmental contaminants and hazards.
  • Manage and foster growth of the NCCEH-BCCDC Healthy Built Environment Forum and related built environment projects.

As the Environmental Health & Knowledge Scientist with the NCCEH, your responsibilities also include:
  • Conducting literature reviews and synthesizing complex research findings concerning health and the built environment, with particular emphases on environmental, social and health interventions that reduce the likelihood of virus transmission.
  • Creating Knowledge Translation documents by applying best evidence and practices through knowledge translation and implementation science theories, frameworks, models and tools. These knowledge products are succinct summaries with policy options and practice guidance and are tailored and contextualized to specific audiences.
  • Creating and fostering collaborations within public health and other disciplines including architects and space planners.
  • Organizing webinars with experts from various disciplines for knowledge exchange and mobilization on environmental public health topics and issues, as well as the built environment webinar series.

What you bring
  • Master of Science in a discipline related to Environmental Health
  • Five (5) years' of recent, related experience.

You will have demonstrated ability to:
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, including the ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Interact professionally with internal and multiple stakeholders.
  • Organize and prioritize work, multi-task, work under time pressures to meet deadlines and handle interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Have superior level of accuracy, initiative, attention to detail, and independent error checking.
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize related equipment including a variety of computerized software packages such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database applications, and internet applications at an advanced level.
  • Navigate and research information on-line (internet and intranet).
  • French language skills are an asset.

What's in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Temporary Full-Time (18 months term)
655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Monday to Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition Number: 109523

What we do

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable disease and promoting environmental health for the province.

Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of September 24, 2021. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

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