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Biostatistician Centre for Lymphoid Cancer - BC Cancer Research Institute

Biostatistician Centre for Lymphoid Cancer

BC Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver BC


What you’ll do

  • Develop novel statistical models to discover untapped potential in  clinical data, biological phenomena, and novel associations of clinic-biologic factors with patient outcomes.
  • Monitor and assess existing provincial clinical database of lymphoma patients to provide accurate and timely information. Provide regular reports and presentation of statistical analyses and results to the group
  • Provide support for the development and collaboration of experimental design of research projects to ensure statistical rigor. Evaluate existing and emerging data analysis tools, provide recommendations regarding new tool adoption and perform risk/impact analyses in support of the planning of system development, enhancement and maintenance.
  • Perform quantitative data analyses using advanced statistical methodologies and statistical software.
  • Identify and provide advice about data limitations and ensure adequate data quality for analytic purposes.
  • Link data sources from the provincial clinical lymphoma database with other major health information systems such as the Ministry of Health (Vital Statistics, hospital discharge database, Pharmanet, Medical Services Plan). Maintain relationships with senior managers in these organizations; take measures to protect all data and information being used to comply with protection of confidentiality and privacy policies.
  • Develop and produce analytical outputs (e.g. reports, presentations, posters) that support the Centre for Lymphoid Cancer Agency and BCCRC Committees in the monitoring, planning and evaluation of population trends, health services utilization, and health outcomes for lymphoid cancer interventions, including health care system quality trends and variations.


What you bring

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Health Information Science, or Computer Science.
  • Five (5) years of experience in a health analytics, health research or health information field.
  • Understanding of molecular biology and cancer genomics is an asset.


You will have:

  • Advanced knowledge of frequentist statistics, probability distributions, statistical inference and modeling, particularly Bayesian statistics and machine learning. Knowledge of database management principles.
  • Exceptional knowledge of survival analysis, including cox regression, Kaplan-Meier estimation, statistical language R and experience using ‘Rmarkdown’ or an alternative statistical language.
  • Experience in database graphical, presentation, communication and software applications, such as Linux, MS Access and SQL.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and system analysis skills including the ability to comprehend complex issues and related data/information and present information in concise meaningful ways.
  • Ability to develop complex and customized queries and reports.
  • Ability to function in a self-directed manner.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.


What’s in it for you


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 more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.



Temporary Full-Time (until July 4, 2024)
675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0900-1700
Requisition Number: 109203


What we do



BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.

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