Advertisement: STATISTICIAN | HERU

Please note:  Only Canadian Citizens, legal residents or residents with a legal work permit will be considered.

STATUS:  This is a full time position
JOB START DATE:  As soon as possible 
SALARY:  The BCCfE offers competitive salary rates, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
LOCATION:  BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BCCfE), St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 
JOB:  The successful candidate will conduct statistical analyses for the Health Economic Research Unit (HERU) at the BCCfE.  BCCfE, HERU program, led by Dr. Bohdan Nosyk, is a multidisciplinary team of statisticians, health economists and public health researchers engaged in an international portfolio of leading-edge health economic and health services research projects focusing primarily in HIV/AIDS, substance use disorders and viral hepatitis. BCCfE, HERU program offers outstanding research opportunities, with access to world-class linked administrative databases; a breadth of methodological skills; and a focus on maximizing health outcomes for marginalized populations. BCCfE, HERU program is integrated within the various units of the BCCfE as well as a number of local and provincial stakeholders and policymakers. 
Specific tasks include leading or contributing to statistical analyses of health administrative data; preparing manuscripts; presenting research findings at conferences; supporting the development of research proposals and other related activities.
Key projects which the successful applicant may be involved in include:
  • Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside 2nd Generation Strategy (2GS) Evaluation:  This project represents a comprehensive, multidimensional, and patient-centered evaluation of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) health care delivery strategy, which focuses improving access to high-quality integrated care for people with multiple concurrent disorders living in Vancouver’s most impoverished neighborhood. The project is currently funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.
  • Seek and Treat for the Optimal Prevention of HIV/AIDS (STOP HIV/AIDS): Funded primarily by the BC Ministry of Health, STOP HIV/AIDS is a province-wide initiative to expand access to HIV testing, care, and treatment for all BC residents, particularly among vulnerable populations. BCCfE, HERU program leads several projects to evaluate the economic and public health impact of this ongoing initiative, which is supported by a comprehensive province-wide linked administrative database of people living with HIV in British Columbia.
  • The Localized Economic Modelling project in HIV/AIDS: Funded by an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Drug Abuse, this project aims to develop a novel economic modelling framework to identify optimal combination implementation strategies for six US cities.  The project builds upon a validated economic model with an aim to produce rapid, automated evidence synthesis, integrating findings from emerging public health interventions into real-time disease surveillance systems. 
  • General statistical and epidemiological analysis 
  • Maintaining confidentiality in dealing with all matters
  • Demonstrate practical collaborative experience 
  • Master’s degree in biostatistics or statistics 
  • Understanding of epidemiological methods
  • Knowledge of Oracle programming an asset
  • Expertise in statistical packages – SAS, S-plus/R 
  • Expertise in statistical techniques – longitudinal, hierarchical, time-to-event analysis, among others
  • Knowledge of epidemiological and health services research methods – methods for inference in experimental and non-experimental settings; methods for analysing health administrative databases
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to meet team and organizational goals 
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills 
  • Assist researchers in writing grant applications and manuscripts
  • Ability to work in Microsoft Office
ORGANIZATION:  The BC-CfE currently employs a team of Statisticians, Programmers, Data Managers, Clinical Research Assistants, Health Economists, Data Analysts and Data Entry Clerks who work collaboratively on population-level and cohort-based studies to improve the health of British Columbians with HIV through the development, ongoing monitoring and dissemination of comprehensive research and treatment programs for HIV and related diseases.  
BENEFITS:  Employee benefits include medical, dental, as well as accrued vacation and sick time
Please include in your letter of submission:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recent published peer reviewed papers if applicable
  • Experience and interests
Human Resources Coordinator
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
608-1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 1Y6
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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