Statisticians / Bio-Statisticians
Reference number: SHC20J-022272-000008
Selection process number: 20-NHW-SPECIALIZED-NCR-EC05EC06-00000
Health Canada - Public Health Agency of Canada
EC-05 - Statisticien/Bio-Statisticien, EC-06 - Statistician/Bio-Statistician
Full Time position - Permanent
86,018 dollars to 112,790 dollars
Closing date: 31 August 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada are looking to staff at least nine (9) positions within the National Capital Region, with various language requirements. Some positions may have the option of telework.
The intent of this inventory is to have a pool of interested candidates and/or qualified candidates to draw from when vacancies arise and for current and future needs within Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The breadth and depth will be considered throughout each phase of the assessment process.
What will you be doing?
Your evaluations will be used to influence policy decisions, which contribute to the protection of the health of Canadians. Examples of evaluations are:
- Soundness of clinical trials for new drug approval;
- Levels of contaminant in food or the environment;
- Analysis of the intake of sodium in the Canadian population;
- Administrative data sources for coverage and appropriateness as a sampling frame;
- Supporting modelling and forecasting analysis; and
- Methodological support for complex analysis such as multi-level modelling.
These evaluations will be used to provide information for regulatory action or programs aimed at the protection and improvement of the health of the Canadian people.
You will be seen as an expert and will contribute to the body of knowledge
You will be recommending and using new and existing methodological approaches, data sources for studies, areas for analysis and research.
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Who are we?
Health Canada is the federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. Our goal is for Canada to be among the countries with the healthiest people in the world. For more information, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada.html
The Public Health Agency of Canada is part of the Health Portfolio of the Government of Canada, committed to help protect the health and safety of all Canadians. Its activities focus on preventing chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease, preventing injuries and responding to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks. For more information, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html
The positions are located in Ottawa, Ontario in the National Capital Region. The City has various recreational pathways for walking and bicycling, in addition to the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ottawa hosts multiples annual and seasonal activities and festivals. The national museums and the National Arts Centre are also great attractions. The City houses a culinary community that’s earning wide acclaim, as well as, unique boutiques and shopping districts. For more information, please visit: ottawatourism.ca
Positions to be filled: 9
Information you must provide
A covering letter in 1,500 words (maximum) "Please provide a cover letter that explains how you meet the essential/required education and experience."
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
---You are interested in making a difference through excellence in the application of statistics to data, send us your resume by clicking “apply online”. Along with your resume, provide us with a few paragraphs that explain how you meet the education and experience required to join our organization. You need to tell us how, when and where you obtained the education and experience. If you do not tell us, we cannot guess (and we will not ask) and you may be eliminated from further consideration.---
The breadth and depth of experience will be considered during screening, assessment and/or selection of candidates.
Masters degree or PhD from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in Statistics.
Experience in the application of statistical methods to the design or analysis of clinical trials, experiments or surveys.
Experience in preparing, presenting and translating statistical advice, results of analysis and recommendations to diverse audiences, including senior management.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
There are English only positions and Bilingual positions (intermediate and advanced levels -- for more information, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/second-langu...)
- Uphold integrity and respect (including respectful of diversity)
- Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
- Ability to apply or critically assess statistical analyses
- Abilities to recommend methodological approaches to improve the design, conduct, analyses, and interpretation of statistical analyses
- Ability to summarise and present key scientific findings in plain language and to various audiences
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally
- Attention to details
- Work independently
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
---The following are asset qualifications, “the good to have”, but not necessarily essential for the job. A hiring manager may decide to apply these criteria at any time during the process, as deemed required. As such, provide us with a few paragraphs that explain how you meet the education and experience. You need to tell us how, when and where you obtained the education and experience. If you do not tell us, we cannot guess (and we will not ask) and you may be eliminated from further consideration.---
PhD from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in Biostatistics or Statistics.
Master’s degree with thesis from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in Statistics.
Experience working in the field of biology or health sciences.
Experience managing projects.
Experience with quantitative or qualitative risk assessment.
Experience in having at least one published scientific paper in a peer reviewed journal or conference as an author.
Knowledge of internal review/regulatory processes.
Knowledge of national survey methodology.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance - Various level from Reliability to Secret
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-a...
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Specialized Recruitment Team