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From: "Gill, Paramjit" <paramjit.gill@ubc.ca>
Date: October 29, 2010 4:00:45 PM PDT (CA)
Subject: [d-ssc] Job Posting in Kelowna: BC Cancer Agency

Please apply online
Deadline for application: November 15, 2010.
Paramjit Gill
UBC Okanagan
Biostatistical Analyst Population & Prevention Oncology
Centre for the Southern Interior – Kelowna, BC
Regular Full Time
Competition #7516
This is a role that demands a high degree of analytical ability as well as excellence in methodology. You will perform a variety of duties related to the analysis and interpretation of cancer control data including conducting statistical analyses, advising on the creation of databases in support of cancer control, and acting as a resource on statistical methodology and outcome evaluation. You will also provide assistance to clinicians/researchers undertaking statistical outcome analyses for tumour groups and programs. This role will also involve the interpretation of data using a variety of established and newly developed statistical software, drafting reports for publication, and supporting the study design for clinical trials, including randomization procedures and selection of outcome measures. The overall focus of the position is to ensure the achievement of study objectives in collaboration with clinical and research staff.
Along with an MSc in biostatistics or MSc in statistics with graduate courses that concentrated in biostatistics, you have at least two years of recent related experience including experience in analysis and interpretation of medical/health related data such as Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Health Economics and Biostatistics or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Your demonstrated judgment in analyzing and evaluating data is complemented by exceptional communication skills, and expertise with Microsoft and statistical software such as S-PLUS, SAS, and/or SPSS. You must have knowledge of scientific computer programming and database querying, and you can work to foster consensus in a team environment. The ability to instruct and educate various staff and public in the concepts of statistical analysis will ensure your success in this critical role.
The Okanagan is an area of spectacular beauty and agricultural abundance, with a variety of recreational options, offering the opportunity to ski, play a round of golf, horseback ride and visit a winery all in one day.  Surrounded by majestic mountains, refreshing waters and lush orchards, every season holds promise, with activities such as hiking, biking and boating in summer, to skiing, boarding and snowmobiling in winter.  Fortunate to be at the heart of BC’s wine region, the area boasts amazing Festivals featuring internationally recognized wines.  In addition to the museums, art galleries, unique shops and wonderful restaurants, the 2,000 hours of sunshine each year will help you enjoy making Kelowna your home.
We invite you to apply by clicking the "Apply Online Now" button where you can register for the first time or enter your Username and Password in order to re-access your profile on our system.  The deadline for applications is November 15, 2010
For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://careers.phsa.ca
For more information about the Agency that you are interested in, please visit the website at: www.bccancer.bc.ca
The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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