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Research Health Economist

Research Health Economist

BC Cancer Research Centre - Vancouver


What you’ll do

  • Consistent with PHSA and BCCA policy and professional standards of practice, conduct quantitative and/or qualitative health economics and health service research studies in collaboration with health care professionals within the BCC, PHSA and its agencies, the Ministry of Health Services and other external partners.
  • Develop, critique and execute decision analytic models for economic evaluation of health care programs by collecting, linking and analyzing primary data and /or large administrative datasets to model outcomes from a clinical, population and budgetary perspective.
  • Document the design, results, and interpretation of health economics, clinical, and health service research studies in scientific manuscripts and research reports for dissemination to researchers and internal and external partners. Prepare abstracts, posters and oral presentations for submission to scientific conferences. Contribute analytic data to knowledge transfer activities.
  • Develop research grant proposals and reports for grant applications to funding agencies.


What you bring

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Masters’ Degree in Health Economics, Health Services, Health Policy or related discipline and 1-2 years related experience in a healthcare or academic research environment.

You will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of health economics theory and demonstrated competence in the application of health economics methods.
  • Knowledge of study design, data collection and analysis.
  • Ability to perform advanced data manipulation, analysis and information presentation through the use of database and spreadsheet software. Working knowledge of cancer control and Canadian health systems.
  • Ability to adapt to new technology.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships. .


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.


Temporary Full-Time (Until September 26, 2022)
675 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday 0800-1600
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What we do 

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia. BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority. 


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