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Biostatistician, Immunization Program - BC Centre for Disease Control


Biostatistician, Immunization Program

BC Centre for Disease Control

Vancouver BC

Reporting to the Medical Director, the Biostatistician provides statistical and epidemiological consultation as it relates to the design and statistical analysis of epidemiological studies. This position is responsible for the provision of expertise and leadership in study design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation for a variety of routine and ad hoc studies and surveillance activities within the centre, as well as development and/or implementation of new analysis methodologies.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide statistical and epidemiological consultation to the Epidemiology Services; participate in planning, implementation, analysis and interpretation of studies focusing on epidemiology of communicable diseases, including outbreaks, public health program evaluation, and other related topics as required.
  • Collaborate with other members of the BCCDC team to design and carry out studies that address questions related to the BCCDC mandate, such as information on the epidemiology of disease and its risk factors, effectiveness and safety or programs or interventions, and related issues.
  • Provide training on various aspects of applied biostatistics to the surveillance analysts and other professionals within the centre.
  • Link administrative databases and develops complex data bases and data analysis programs; manage data entry and verification, editing and applications of data quality assurance procedures.
  • Develop SAS user-friendly applications, as necessary; create and manipulate datasets using SAS and R software.
  • Generate statistical models and mathematical simulation of research data for introducing new statistical methodologies and study designs; analyze data to provide statistical reports and process validation; perform statistical analysis on dynamic study data.
  • Provide information and support to health policy and quality assurance decision makers, including health care and program cost estimates; communicate statistical results to BCCDC personnel and external partners.
  • Respond to consulting requests requiring mathematical/statistical input/procedures.
  • Provide statistical contributions to data mining operations, and algorithm development.
  • Prepare statistical methodology sections for research protocol development.
  • Work in close collaboration with clinical researchers and other specialists.

What you bring:

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in statistics/ biostatistics/epidemiology, plus two (2) years of recent related experience with the ability to achieve an appointment as adjunct faculty or research associate status at UBC.

You also have:

  • Advanced knowledge of medical content.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience investigating research grant applications.
  • A strong background in large data base analysis.
  • Fluent in statistical packages: SAS and R
  • Mastery of SAS Programming.
  • Excellent written and presentation skills.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

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, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • 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).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Salary Range: $80,935 - $116,344. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location:  655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4R4

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 08:00-16:00/08:30-16:30
Requisition # 140158E

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

What we do

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable diseases and promoting environmental health for the province of BC.

BCCDC 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.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and BCCDC 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.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of February 08, 2023. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.


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