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Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist - BC Centre for Disease Control

Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist

BC Centre for Disease Control - National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health – NCCEH EH & KT

Vancouver, BC


What you’ll do


  • Conduct literature reviews and synthesizing complex environmental health research findings pertaining to environmental public health areas including but not limited to food safety, personal services establishments, drinking water and recreational water facilities, environmental contaminants and hazards, climate change, emergency preparedness response and environmental health considerations in recovery phase, linkages to and within the built environment (e.g., neighbourhood design, transportation networks, natural environments, food systems, and housing).
  • Create knowledge translation resources for practice and policy-making in environmental public health that can be tailored and contextualized to specific public health audiences. Resources represent a variety of formats including but not be limited to: evidence reviews, evidence briefs, blog articles, fact sheets, peer-reviewed journal articles, responses to external consultations and inquiries, webinar presentations, and other media formats (e.g., scripts for short animated videos).
  • Mobilize NCCEH outputs through multiple channels - e.g., conferences, meetings, external webinars, guest lectures at academic institutions, social media channels (NCCEH; personal professional accounts).
  • Build networks and collaborations to augment capacity building for public health systems.
  • Contribute to ongoing continuous improvement efforts. Activities include: needs assessment surveys, key informant interviews, internal and external evaluations, work progress tracking of output and other metrics; year-end reporting as required by the Public Health Agency of Canada (funder).


What you bring




  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to Master of Science in a discipline related to Environmental Health plus five (5) years’ of recent, related experience.


You will also have


  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, including the ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with internal and multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, multi-task, work under time pressures to meet deadlines and handle interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated superior level of accuracy, initiative, attention to detail, and independent error checking.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to utilize related equipment including a variety of computerized software packages such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database applications, and internet applications at an advanced level.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate and research information on-line (internet and intranet).
  • French language skills are an asset
  • 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).
  • 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, 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: Temporary, Full-Time (until August 30, 2024)
Salary Range: 
$86,398 - $124,197/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: 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 4R4
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: 
Monday – Friday, 0830 - 1630
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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 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.



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