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BC Public Service

RES O 24R - Research Officer - Closing date extended

Full Time
5 days ago
76,071 to 86,658 per year
Posting Title
RES O 24R - Research Officer - Closing date extended

Position Classification
Research Officer R24


Work Options

Abbotsford, BC V2S 1H4 CA
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 CA
Hope, BC V0X 1L0 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
$76,071.18 - $86,658.48 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Health

Ministry Branch / Division
Office of the Provincial Health Officer

Job Summary

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career!

The position is located in the Office of the Provincial Health Officer (OPHO), Population Health Surveillance and Epidemiology team. The OPHO is an independent office within the Ministry of Health.The mandate for the OPHO is outlined in the Public Health Act. The Provincial Health Officer is the senior public health official for BC, and is responsible for monitoring the health of the population of BC and providing independent advice to the ministers and public officials on public health issues.

The OPHO is committed to reconciliation. The OPHO works in meaningful partnership with Indigenous peoples to disrupt colonial structures and advance Indigenous health equity. The OPHO has partnerships with the First Nations Health Authority and Métis Nation BC to pursue collaborative projects and develop reports on Indigenous health, wellness, and determinants of health. The OPHO's relationships are grounded in principles of self-determination, respect, reciprocal accountability, cultural safety, cultural humility and two-eyed seeing.

The Population Health Surveillance and Epidemiology team is responsible for applying advanced statistical and epidemiological methods to monitor the trends in population health and health inequalities in the province. Reporting to the Epidemiologist, the Research Officer will develop advanced statistical and modelling approaches for surveillance and applied epidemiological research, with a focus on chronic disease surveillance e.g., substance use disorders. This position will also support chronic disease surveillance through the optimization, development, and validation of population health surveillance algorithms. The research officer will collaborate with regional and national partners and communicate findings through various forums including working groups, committees, reports, and publications.

Job Requirements:
  • Master's or doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, mathematics, physics, engineering, or other related discipline, AND 2 years of *related experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and *related experience may be considered.

*Related experience must include the following:
  • Experience in epidemiological modelling of non-communicable or communicable diseases.
  • Experience in complex system modelling such as agent-based modelling or system dynamics modelling.
  • Experience programming in R and/or Python and SQL.
  • Experience analyzing large datasets i.e., administrative heath databases.
  • Experience in writing and publishing your own research work.
  • Experience in designing and conducting quantitative population health or epidemiology research.
  • Experience developing code and statistical analysis in R, Python, or other modern languages.

Preference will be given to applicants who self identify as Indigenous (e.g., First Nations, Métis or Inuit).
  • In recognitions ofthe critical importance to this role of a lived understanding of Indigenous communities, history, values and cultural competencies, the above preference statement will be applied in the final ranked order for those who self-identify as Indigenous throughout the hiring process.

Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following:
  • Strong experience in agent-based modelling or system dynamics modelling in Anylogic or Vansim.
  • Completed a doctoral degree.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Amendment (April 12, 2024): Posting closing date extended to (April 25, 2024).

There is currently a temporary opportunity available until April 1, 2027, this temporary opportunity may become permanent.
Remote work is allowed. This position can work up to full time from their home in British Columbia as per the Telework Agreement. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.
An eligibility list may be establishedto fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
To learn more about these B.C communities you can click on the Hello BC link here!

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Health Services

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