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Date: February 16, 2010 10:19:17 AM PST
Subject: [d-ssc] Biostatistician Job at Canadian Partnership Against Canada - Ottawa

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer


The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. We are bringing together cancer survivors, patients and families, cancer experts and government representatives to implement the first pan-Canadian cancer control strategy. Our vision is to be a driving force to achieve a focused approach that will help prevent cancer, enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer, lessen the likelihood of dying from cancer, and increase the efficiency of cancer control in Canada.





Location: OTTAWA



This position is part of the Knowledge Management Division of the Partnership led by the Vice President. The Division will develop the knowledge management strategy designed to support the Partnership in its core mandate of knowledge translation and ensuring the most up to date evidence and information is available to the cancer community and Canadians. The strategy has three primary components 1) Knowledge broker and strategy 2) Core Infrastructure that includes the development of an integrative partnership portal 3) Cancer Risk Management and analytics. The strategy has a heavy emphasis on partnership and implementing solutions that leverage technologies, social networks and information of our many partners in the cancer community.

Reporting to the Manager and Senior Biostatistician, Analytics, the Biostatistician will take a key role in the continued development, delivery and support of Cancer Risk Management, a web-based, decision-support, microsimulation modeling platform designed to make projections of the population health and economic impacts of cancer control programs in Canada and intended for use by system leaders to inform policy decisions. The Biostatistician will be based at Statistics Canada in Ottawa and will work closely with the microsimulation modeling team assembled there. In addition, the Biostatistician will engage in collaborative research providing statistical expertise in the planning, conduct, analysis and reporting of research studies.



·        Minimum master’s degree from a recognized university with specialization in statistics, computer science, economics, or any relevant specialty such as, demography, epidemiology or health informatics with an acceptable number of courses in statistics

·        3 to 5 years demonstrated experience in health care environments, preferably with some experience in cancer

·        Competency in an advanced programming language (C, C++, Java) and statistical software (SAS preferred)

·        Experience with advanced modeling techniques (preferably microsimulation) using microsimulation models developed for government policy analysis an asset

·        Recent and significant experience conducting quantitative analyses using micro-data from either survey, census, administrative or other data sources

·        Knowledge and understanding of concepts, methods, data sources and data uses as applied to micro-data

·        Experience in epidemiology an asset

·        Excellent research, analytical, interpretive and problem solving skills as well as verbal and written communication skills

·        Ability to plan, develop and conduct analytical studies using survey, census and administrative databases

·        Self-motivation and strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task under tight deadlines

·        Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish solid working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and colleagues

·        A team player accustomed to gracefully working within a fast-paced and collaborative environment


CLOSING DATE: February 22, 2010


To apply: http://www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca/careers


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