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Job title: Statistician
Department: Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) & CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) at the Providence Research (PR)
Location: St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Salary: Salary will be in accord with experience, plus competitive benefits package including four weeks of paid vacation to start, extended health and dental plans, and membership in the Municipal Pension Plan
Desired Start Date: As soon as possible
Full/Part-time: Full-time (37.5 hours/week)
Position Status: This is a permanent, regular-status Providence Health Care position (union excluded); however, the duration of all research positions will be dependent on grant funding
Equity and diversity are essential to research and academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or a person who identifies as First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous. CHÉOS welcomes a broad range of applicants and accommodations are available for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Who We Are
Bridging the gap between data, research, and care, CHÉOS is a collaboration between cross-disciplinary scientists and expert research staff evaluating the effectiveness of health interventions at the population level.
The CTN is a collaborative network committed to generating knowledge on the prevention, treatment, and management of HIV, hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) through the conduct of scientifically sound clinical trials, research, and other interventions.
From assessing the cost-effectiveness of a new drug or treatment option to informing policy decisions that change how care is delivered, CHÉOS and the CTN seek to improve health outcomes for all.
Our Commitments to You
At CHÉOS, we are committed to providing an inclusive, dynamic, and cooperative work environment in which all members are encouraged to pursue personal and professional growth. We offer a competitive salary, and excellent benefits, including:
• A minimum of 4 weeks of paid vacation annually (prorated for part-time staff).
• Paid time off between the December and January statutory holidays.
• Other paid leaves to support health, wellness, and work-life balance.
• Extended health and dental plans.
• Membership in the Municipal Pension Plan with employer-matched contributions.
The Statistician will provide expertise in the design and analysis of health research studies. Major responsibilities include: assisting with methodological design for studies; providing statistical advice to faculty, staff, and students; developing statistical analysis strategies; performing data analysis and evaluation; and interpreting and summarizing analyses and results for research reports and publications. Some of the work performed includes:
• Providing methodological expertise across a broad range of subject areas in the planning stage of research projects, including the development of the study design and writing of the research proposal, the scope of work, and the statistical analysis plan.
• Performing data linkage between clinical and administrative health databases.
• Developing complex and customized queries for relational databases.
• Performing in-depth statistical analysis of health outcomes from observational studies, administrative databases, and clinical trials.
• Modelling complex health outcomes data using advanced statistical methods.
• Interpreting analytic output and explaining results to researchers.
• Developing interactive web apps for knowledge translation purposes.
• Evaluating the quality of research databases and collaborating with data managers to improve quality.
• Collaborating with other researchers and statisticians in the identification and completion of assigned research projects.
• Providing consultation to staff, faculty, and students on a variety of statistical topics including study design, analysis, use of statistical software, and interpretation of results.
• Assisting in the preparation of conference presentations, academic manuscripts, and technical reports, as required.
• Providing formal and informal instruction to researchers on statistical models and techniques.
Skills and Qualifications
The candidate must have the qualifications necessary to advise, design, implement, and manage statistical analysis for multiple studies. They will excel in a fast-paced environment, managing responsibilities and deadlines while also being an effective communicator who combines strong technical skills and attention to detail with an appreciation for the value of quality oversight in managing data for use in research.
• Master’s degree in Statistics or Biostatistics, or the relevant equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• A minimum of one year of recent related experience in biostatistics.
• Advanced knowledge of descriptive statistics, statistical inference, and modelling.
• Proven, advanced expertise with SAS® and R statistical software (STATA a plus).
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills including the ability to comprehend complex issues and related data/information.
• Experience with cleaning and analyzing data from relational, EAV databases (e.g., Oracle and REDCap) and large administrative databases.
• Ability to work well in a self-directed manner, handling multiple concurrent tasks, both independently and within a team environment.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Superior attention to detail and commitment to ensure accuracy.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills to support working with a broad range of clients.
Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate
This position is located within a healthcare facility. Therefore, this position requires successful verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by the provincial health mandate.