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Research - Senior Methodologist - BC Cancer Research Institute - Vancouver

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Research - Senior Methodologist

BC Cancer Research Institute

Vancouver, BC

The Senior Methodologist provides professional expertise in the areas of epidemiologic, clinical, and health services research and knowledge translation as it relates to provincial cancer control. Works in close partnership with the supervisor, colleagues and collaborators, as well as other experts both internal and external to PHSA, including Provincial cancer leads, relevant Ministries, data managers, health authorities and professional organizations. The Senior Methodologist plans and conducts advanced research and knowledge translation projects, carries out data analysis, educates stakeholders about research methodologies and interpretation, and writes and edits scientific manuscripts, reports, and other documents.

What you'll do

  • Plan, develop and conduct advanced research and knowledge translation projects, and carry out data analysis for clinical, methodologic, health services research and knowledge translation activities for cancer control, consistent with PHSA and BC Cancer policy and professional standards of practice.
  • Provide coordination, direction, and leadership to designated staff on relevant day to day issues with respect to cancer control research and knowledge translation projects with a population, clinical, or health services perspective.
  • Collaborate in the planning, design, and development of a framework for research and data management, scientific analysis and knowledge translation, to achieve cancer control goals. Contribute expertise to development of projects including methodologies, approaches, and models. Participate in cancer control initiatives, chair and participate in both internal and external meetings as appropriate, and establish consultation networks as appropriate.
  • Synthesize and promote the utilization of research findings through knowledge translation strategies. Educate staff and stakeholders about research methodologies and interpretation of relevant research studies.
  • Develop, write, coordinate and edit scientific manuscripts, reports and other knowledge translation products, including design, compilation, synthesis, dissemination and evaluation.
  • Critically evaluate and appraise complex data and analytic project needs, address methodologic and other problems, document data and analysis components of projects, and ensure project completion to deadlines. Contribute to development of new research proposals and knowledge translation activities.

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; and demonstrated ability
  • A minimum of five (5) years' related experience in a population health or academic research environment.

You will also have:
  • Experience with qualitative and mixed methods research and have knowledge of related software.
  • Advanced knowledge of population health research issues, and demonstrated competence in the application of epidemiologic, health services, and statistical methods to cancer control studies.
  • Detailed knowledge of study design, data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform advanced data manipulation, analysis and information presentation through the use of administrative databases, 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 both internally and externally.
  • Ability to provide direction and coordination 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 # 157352E

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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