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Biostatistics & Data Linkage Leader, Provincial Specialized Programs, Age-Related Macular Degen Program


Biostatistics & Data Linkage Leader, Provincial Specialized Programs, Age-Related Macular Degen Program

Provinicial Specialized Programs

Vancouver, BC

Are you ready to make a difference? The Provincial Specialized Programs, a dynamic Provincial Health Services Authority program, administered on behalf of the Ministry of Health seeks passionate individuals to join us in providing access to the Expensive Drugs for Rare Diseases (ERD) process and the Provincial Retinal Diseases Treatment Program (PRDTP).

As the Biostatistics & Data Linkage Leader you will provide data linkage to the Programs through leadership in data linkage and participation in cross divisional projects.

At our core, we aim to cultivate vibrant communities where everyone can achieve optimal health and well-being—right where they live, work, learn, and play.

If you're driven by the desire to create positive change and contribute to healthier communities, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for! Apply now to join our innovative team and serve over 25,00 patients across British Columbia.

What you’ll do

  • Provide statistical and data linkage consultation primarily to the Programs through leadership in data linkage and participation in cross-divisional projects.
  • Lead and collaborate in planning, implementation, analysis and interpretation of studies focusing on the patient population of rare diseases, including for example, evaluation of current treatment options, and accessibility to treatment.
  • Collaborate in centre wide initiatives to link data, design and carry out studies that address questions related to the PSP mandate, such as information on the applicable patient population, effectiveness and safety or programs or interventions, and related issues. Provide training on various aspects of applied biostatistics to professionals within the Programs and external partners.
  • Link clinical and administrative databases and develops complex databases 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 SPLUS software or equivalent.
  • Generate statistical models and mathematical simulation of research data for introducing new statistical methodologies and study designs; analyzes 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 cost estimates and best practices for improving health outcomes of specific populations; communicates statistical results to PSP 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 plus five (5) years of recent related experience including progressive increases in responsibilities for complex data linkage, data management and analysis.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Requires advanced knowledge of medical content and a strong background in large complex data base analysis.
  • Fluent in statistical packages such as: SAS/SPLUS or equivalent. Mastery of Programming such as: macros, datastep and PROC SQL and applicable software.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and presentation skills.
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Works in a self-directed manner, requests feedback as required and manages multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
  • 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 of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, 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, 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: $88,990 – $127,923/year. 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: 1770 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6J 4Z9
Hours of Work:
Monday – Friday, 0800 - 1600
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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 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 the Provincial Specialised Programs are committed to equity in our hiring and employment practices. With learning and compassion, we are addressing existing inequities and barriers throughout our systems. PHSA is seeking to create a diverse workforce and to establish an inclusive and culturally safe environment. We invite applications and enquiries from all people, particularly those belonging to the historically, systemically, and/or persistently marginalized groups identified under the B.C. Human Rights Code.

One of PHSA’s North Star priorities is to eradicate Indigenous-specific racism, which includes dismantling barriers to health care employment at every level. We welcome Indigenous individuals to apply and/or contact the Sanya'kula Team (Indigenous Recruitment & Employee Experience) for support at

Indigenous-specific anti-racism initiatives are rooted in addressing the unique forms of discrimination, historical and ongoing injustices, and marginalization faced by Indigenous peoples. These initiatives align with an Indigenous rights-based approach, recognizing the inherent rights and self-determination of Indigenous communities. PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

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Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date ofJune20th, 2024. 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.

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