Biostatistical Researcher
UBC Sauder
Vancouver, BC
Job Posting

Job ID:
35848

Location:
Vancouver - Hospital Site

Employment Group:
Management&Professional (AAPS)

Job Category:
Statistical Analysis

Classification Title:
Statistical Analysis, Level A

Business Title:
Biostatistical Researcher

VP/Faculty:
Faculty of Medicine

Department:
Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Salary Range:
$61,840.00 (minimum) - $74,238.00 (midpoint) - $89,085.00 (maximum)

Full/Part Time:
Full-Time

Desired Start Date:
2019/12/01

Job End Date:
Possibility of Extension:
Yes

2020/12/31

Funding Type:
Grant Funded

Closing Date:
2019/11/21

Available Openings:
1

Guiding principle: "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.

Job Summary

The focus of our research group is women's health, primarily gynaecologic cancer. We have research programs in ovarian cancer prevention, ovarian cancer survivorship, and endometrial cancer. We use population-based administrative datasets to conduct our research, and are looking for someone with experience working with these, or similar, datasets. The applicant will primarily be involved in data analysis, data management, and collaborating with other team members to help them move their projects forward using the population-based administrative data. Other expectations include assisting with UBC research ethics applications, liaising with the data stewards and PopData BC, participating in drafting papers, participating in grant writing and collaborating with many local, national and international colleagues. The individual will be responsible for many data-related aspects of research projects, including working with the raw data to build analyzable datasets (cleaning, compiling and variable assembly), statistical analysis, production of tables and figures for manuscripts, and we are open to the candidate participating in the drafting of papers according to their interest and desire. Additionally, they will help organize the training of students and new team personnel according to UBC guidelines.

Organizational Status

The position reports directly to the Principal Investigator (PI); however, a substitute supervisor may be put in place should the PI be on leave. Daily interactions with other research staff and graduate students require that the candidate be able to work as a team as well as independently.

Work Performed

  • Independently conducts data cleaning and builds analyzable datasets as directed by the PI
  • Independently conducts statistical analyses as directed by the PI
  • Develops proposals for follow up analyses as a result of performing and interpreting the results of the initial analyses
  • Acts as a consultant to team members and other colleagues, providing advice on analyses and data management and conducting analyses for collaborative research
  • Prepares tables and figures for manuscripts
  • Provides guidance and supervision for data management and analysis for graduate student projects, postdoctoral fellows and other collaborators, advising and participating in data management, and statistical analysis and research design.
  • Prepares ethical review submissions
  • Develops, modifies and maintains code
  • Aids in the preparation of publications and presentations
  • Updates investigators and collaborators on research project process
  • May attend scientific meetings and present posters and papers
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in data management and analysis
  • Ensures timely notification of issues/problems to the Principal Investigator
  • Other related duties as appropriate
Supervision Received

The candidate will work quite independently with wide latitude for exercising independent initiative, but will communicate with the PI, and other supervisors, as appropriate.

Supervision Given

The candidate may be responsible for giving direction to trainees or other research staff, including demonstrating techniques to students as required.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

The candidate will be accountable for the effective execution of all research related activities. He/She is required to conduct all research activities in an ethical manner, suited to proper activities of the University of BC, the granting agencies, and to the professional organizations governing him/herself and those governing the activities of all other investigators. Any procedures or data recorded as part of a study must be reliable and accurate, reflecting the work performed. Strict confidentiality of all study participants must be adhered to, and all privacy requirements in place through PopData BC must be strictly adhered to. Failure to do so can lead to delays in scientific results of projects and questionable integrity for the project. All activities are accountable to the Principal Investigator and the Department Head.

Qualifications

Post-graduate degree in Statistics. Master's degree in a related field preferred. Minimum of two years experience in research analysis or the equivalent combination of education and experience. - At least 5 years of experience working with the population-based administrative datasets in BC, or similar large datasets or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Evidence of expert coding skills in either Stata, SAS, or R (although we would consider relevant expertise with another software program)
  • Evidence of superior understanding of statistics and quantitative health research
  • Experience using PopData BC's Secure Research Environment would be an asset
  • Experience with research coordination and research administration.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to work with inter-institutional and/or interdisciplinary teams.
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Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.