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Research - Senior Health Economist - BC Cancer - Vancouver

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Research - Senior Health Economist

BC Cancer

Vancouver, BC

The Senior Health Economist reports to Senior Scientist, Dr. Dean Regier, within the department of Cancer Control Research.

What you'll do
  • Consistent with PHSA and BC Cancer policy and professional standards of practice, conduct quantitative and/or qualitative health economics and health service research studies in collaboration with health care professionals within the BC Cancer, PHSA and its agencies, the Ministry of Health Services and other external partners.
  • Develop, critique, and execute decision analytic models for economic evaluation of health care initiatives by collecting, linking and analyzing primary data and/or large administrative datasets.
  • Research and design tools, templates and techniques to model outcomes from a clinical, population and budgetary perspective.
  • Design studies, source external funding from Canadian and International agencies, recruits, trains and supervises research staff.
  • Accountable for management of and reporting on grant and project funds held as a Principal Investigator.
  • Prepare final health economics and services research reports for dissemination to collaborating parties.
  • Prepare abstracts, posters and oral presentations for submission to scientific conferences.
  • Disseminate findings by preparing manuscripts for scientific publication and executive reports for internal partners.

What you bring

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a PhD in Health Economics, Health Services, Health Policy or related discipline.
  • A minimum of three (3) years related experience in a healthcare or academic research environment.

You also have:
  • Advanced knowledge of health economics theory and demonstrated excellence in the application of health economics methods.
  • Expert knowledge of study design, data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform advanced data manipulation, analysis and information presentation through the use of database and spreadsheet software.
  • Working knowledge of cancer control and health systems.
  • Ability to adapt to new technology.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to identify, plan and execute independent work in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to contribute both as a team member and a team lead.
  • 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 organization skills to generate work plans to meet project deadlines within timeline, scope and budget.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects.

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.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • 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 (1 year with the possibility of extension)

Wage: $88,990 to $127,923 per 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: 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 1G1

Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 0830-1630

Requisition # 157356E

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.


Government Health Care

Application closing date is 2024-08-07

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