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Post Doctoral Fellow, Health Economics - BC Cancer Research Institute/UBC - Vancouver

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Post Doctoral Fellow, Health Economics - BC Cancer Research Institute/UBC

Vancouver, BC

Our team is currently seeking two highly motivated and talented individuals to join our academic research lab as a Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) in Health Economics (2-year term, with option for renewal). The positions offer a unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of health economics and regulatory science, with a focus on improving evidence generation, healthcare access, efficiency, and equity. The PDF will report to Senior Scientist and Associate Professor Dr. Dean Regier within the BC Cancer Research Institute and University of British Columbia. The primary appointment will be at the BC Cancer Research Institute. A cross appointment at the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia may also be granted.

Successful candidates will be responsible for the management and conduct of regulatory science and health economic studies, including a diverse range of mixed methods, and health economics and health services research studies, largely focusing on precision medicine and rare or life-threatening diseases.

The successful post-doc will have the opportunity to lead and support several research projects and will be trained in a variety of methods that inform policy and decision-making throughout the health technology life-cycle. Our research lab focuses on health economics, regulatory science, and preference elicitation. The successful PDF will have expertise in leading manuscript development using methods suitable for regulatory science, implementation, policy, or economic analyses, including but not limited to qualitative research, discrete choice experiments, comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and causal inference.

What you bring
  • PhD degree in Economics, Health Economics, Health Services, Health Policy, Statistics, or a related discipline.
  • Track record of conducting independent research on topics related to health economics, healthcare policy, and healthcare delivery.
  • Strong analytic background and advanced knowledge of quantitative or qualitative research methods.
  • Expertise in the application of health economics methods, such as decision models, administrative data analysis and/or stated preference studies.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills and a strong track record in publishing your research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of health economic study design, data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform advanced data manipulation, analysis and information presentation.
  • Proficiency in statistical software such as STATA, R, or Python.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills including the ability to comprehend complex issues and related data/information and present information in concise and meaningful ways.
  • Working knowledge of cancer control and health systems.
  • A proven track record of working as part of a team.
  • While working as part of a team, it is essential that the individual be able to work independently. Excellent project management are desired.
  • Very organized and detail-oriented.

You have:
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

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, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Temporary Full-Time (2-year term, with option for renewal)

Wage: To be determined.

Location: 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 1G1

Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 0830-1630

Requisition # 157445E

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

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

( PHSA ) plans, manages 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 and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, 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, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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 December 25, 2023. 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.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

About BC Cancer

BC Cancer’s mandate covers the full spectrum of cancer care from prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, to research and education, to supportive and palliative care.


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Application closing date is 2024-08-07

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