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Research, Methodologist - Research Integrative Oncology - BC Cancer - Vancouver

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Research, Methodologist - Research Integrative Oncology
BC Cancer
Vancouver, BC

The position will involve working on several grant-funded lung cancer and tobacco research studies being conducted at the BC Cancer Research Institute. The research areas include: analysis of lung cancer epidemiological data, analysis of longitudinal and cross-sectional tobacco use patterns, mathematical and computational modeling of tobacco use behaviors and lung cancer natural history, and effectiveness and cost-effectiveness analyses of tobacco use and lung cancer prevention interventions. Preference will be given to applicants with advanced programming and statistical analysis skills in the R statistical software and experience working with nationally representative cross-sectional and longitudinal data.

What you'll do
  • Consistent with PHSA and BCCA policy and professional standards of practice, and under the direction of the Principal Investigator, carries out epidemiologic, clinical, methodologic, and health service research activities in collaboration with health care professionals and other relevant stakeholders within the BCCA and as external partners.
  • Develop new cancer control research projects with a population, clinical, or health services perspective, by researching current knowledge, designing research plans, addressing data issues, and identifying statistical approaches.
  • Conduct cancer control research projects with a population, clinical, or health services perspective, by developing and revising ethics applications, recruiting subjects and collecting data, manipulating large administrative datasets to create research files, carrying out data analyses, and interpreting and presenting research results to health care professionals and other relevant stakeholders both internal and external to the BC Cancer Agency.
  • Document the design, results, and interpretation of epidemiologic, clinical, and health service research studies in scientific manuscripts and research reports for dissemination to researchers and internal and external partners.
  • Develop research grant proposals and reports to funding agencies.

What you bring

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Masters' Degree in Epidemiology, Public or Population Health, Statistics, Biostatistics, or related discipline.
  • A minimum of one to two (1-2) years recent related experience in a population health or academic research environment.

You have:
  • Knowledge of population health research issues, and demonstrated competence in the application of epidemiologic, health services, and statistical methods to cancer control studies.
  • Knowledge of study design, data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform advanced data manipulation, analysis and information presentation through the use of database spreadsheet and statistical software.
  • Working knowledge of cancer control and health systems.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to collaborate and work within a team while working independently.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to generate work plans to meet project deadlines within timeline, scope and budget.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks.

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.
  • Flexible work options including flex-time, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
  • 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.

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (Until June 30, 2026)
Salary Range: $72,445 - 104,140/Year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate's relevant education and experience and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated
accordingly for part time roles.
Location: 601 W Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition Number: 166900E

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).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( 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 June 10, 2024. 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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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.


Government Health Care

Application closing date is 2024-08-07

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