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Subject: MSc-level position in Calgary, AB
Date: 5 September, 2013 1:35:26 PM PDT
To: SSC Discussion <d-ssc@ssc.ca>, SSC Biostats <ssc-biostat@sfu.ca>

Dear Colleagues:

Please bring this employment opportunity (Requisition #241708) for a
MSc-trained statistician or biostatistician to anyone who may be

Details on the position including application steps may be found here:

Only applications submitted through this web page will be considered.

Thank you,

Karen Kopciuk


Statistical Associate II

Population Health Research has a team of six Research Scientists who are
engaged in cutting-edge population-based cancer research including
etiology, molecular and genetic epidemiology, cancer screening, health
services and biostatistics. Some current studies focus on: the role of
physical activity in cancer prevention, rehabilitation and survival;
endogenous and exogenous hormones in the etiology of reproductive cancers;
knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the public and health professionals
regarding cancer screening procedures; the study of and adjustment for
diet and physical activity related measurement error and statistical
methods for studies involving genetic data. An emerging area of research
interest within the group is the study of metabolic signatures
(metabolomics) as markers of various exposure, health and disease states.

Job Description
The Department of Population Health Research with CancerControl Alberta
has a position open for a Statistical Associate in Calgary, Alberta,
Canada. This position is a full-time 12 months temporary position subject
to renewal. The Statistical Associate will be part of an established
research support team that includes three other MSc-trained
biostatisticians, two MSc trained epidemiologists, and database and data
collection Specialists. Career advancement opportunities are available
within our team for individuals who demonstrate aptitude and capability to
work at advanced technical and leadership levels. As part of ongoing
professional development, the Statistical Associate will also have access
to a support and educational network including working collaboratively
with researchers and other statisticians, access to a SAS User Group, and
monthly meetings with other research-based staff to discuss statistical
and research ideas. They will have opportunities for further continuing
education, such as attending SAS software programming or methods
workshops, weekly seminars and rounds, journal clubs and other
professional development opportunities.

Required Skills
The successful candidate will work on a variety of cancer epidemiologic
research studies and will typically work on more than one concurrent
projectk. Independent judgment, attention to detail, ability to learn new
methods and strong problem-solving skills will be essential in performing
the job duties, which include:

conducting basic and advanced statistical analyses, including
application of techniques such as survival data analysis, logistic
regression, and multivariate methods;
preparing written summaries of data analyses that  include figures and
tables, as needed for scientific publications and presentations;
conducting data quality checks on new data bases, making and logging
documenting data analysis steps;
programming and/or implementing new statistical methods;
manipulating large and complex data sets.

Master’s degree in Biostatistics or Statistics
Minimum three years’ experience applying statistical analysis methods in
a health work place setting;
A. Stat. or P. Stat. Accreditation is desirable;
Proficient in SAS (SAS Certification an asset), with knowledge of Stata
and/or R an advantage;
Excellent communication skills including advanced written and spoken
English skills;
Ability to work collaboratively with members of an interdisciplinary team;
Knowledge and experience with epidemiological studies, statistical
genetics, health services research, or biomarker analyses, is an asset.

Individuals interested in this challenging and rewarding opportunity in a
growth-oriented department should submit a resumé and cover letter
specifically describing their skills related to the requirements for this
position.  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis; however, the
position will remain open until filled.  Only those applicants selected
for interviews will be contacted. In accordance with Canadian Immigration
requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent
residents of Canada, although others are encouraged to apply.

Karen A. Kopciuk, Ph.D.
Research Scientist/Statistician
 Population Health Research,
   CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services
and Adjunct Associate Professor,
Departments of Oncology, & Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary

Temporary mailing address until Sept 15, 2013 (due to flooding)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Temporary phone: (403) 220 -2833 (HRIC)
e-mail: kakopciu@ucalgary.ca, Karen.Kopciuk@albertahealthservices.ca
website: www.epi-research.org