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Biostatistical Analyst, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute - Vancouver, BC

Biostatistical Analyst

BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

Vancouver, BC



As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.



Reporting to the Biostatistical Lead, Clinical Research Support Unit at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, the Biostatistical Analyst performs a variety of duties related to the analysis and interpretation of research data, conducts statistical analyses, advises on the creation of databases in support of research needs, and serves as a resource on statistical methodology and outcome evaluation. Provides assistance to investigators and clinicians/researchers undertaking statistical outcome analyses for research needs.

What you’ll do

  • Conduct statistical analysis and interpret data using a variety of established and newly developed statistical software.
  • Interpret statistical analyses and make recommendations. Draft reports of statistical findings for publication.
  • Develop and advise on the study design for clinical trials, including randomization procedures and selection of outcome measures in order to achieve the study objectives in collaboration with clinical and research staff.  Write statistical methodology sections of grant proposals. Identify problem areas and study limitations. 89Participate in a variety of committees related to clinical trials and outcome evaluation activities.
  • Consults with investigators and research staff regarding statistical methodology, analysis and reporting of clinical findings for evidence-based outcome analysis.Train staff on how to use statistical software.
  • Respond to a variety of questions from research staff regarding study design, interpretation, statistical methodology and software.



What you bring


  • MSc in biostatistics or MSc in statistics with graduate courses that concentrated in biostatistics.
  • Two (2) years of recent related experience including experience in analysis and interpretation of medical/health related data such as Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Health Economics and Biostatistics or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


You will also have the ability to:


  • Exercise sound judgment in analyzing and evaluating data.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Use Microsoft operating systems, Excel, Access, and Word.
  • Use statistical software, R, SPSS, SAS, S-PLUS.
  • Perform scientific computer programming and database querying.


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 and development.
  • 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).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (Until February 23, 2024)

Wage: $36.99 to $46.27 per hour

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, V6H 2N9 - This is a hyrbrid position with the ability to work remote with ocassional on-site needs

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 08:00-16:30 / 08:30-17:00

Requisition # 134362


What we do



BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.


BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (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.


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PHSA and BCCH 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.



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