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Richard Lockhart,  Professor

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From: Lisa Lix <Lisa.Lix@umanitoba.ca>
Subject: [d-ssc] Senior Biostatistician Position: George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, University of Manitoba
Date: January 22, 2017 at 9:00:40 PM GMT

Research Associate - Senior Biostatistician Position
George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation

The George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) is seeking a full-time senior biostatistician to join its Data Science Platform. The CHI, which was established as a partnership between the University of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, brings together leaders and practitioners from all disciplines in academia and practice to ensure that the latest research and evidence are translated into improvements to care and outcomes for patients and citizens of Manitoba. The goal of the CHI is to challenge and innovate the delivery of healthcare in Manitoba.

The Data Science Platform within the CHI is comprised of more than a dozen faculty, staff, and trainees who facilitate the development, management, analysis, and linkage of clinical, administrative, and other data resources for patient-oriented research. This platform works closely with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, University of Manitoba’s Department of Statistics, Manitoba Health, Manitoba’s health regions, and other national, provincial, and regional agencies and organizations. 

The Biostatistics Group within the Data Science Platform provides leadership and serves as a resource on statistical consulting for clinicians, researchers, and students. The Biostatistics Group is comprised of PhD- and MSc-trained individuals with expertise in theoretical and applied statistics in such areas as longitudinal data analysis, mixture models, measurement error models, graphical techniques, time-to-event models, biological species diversity, and disease risk prediction. 

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities of the Senior Biostatistician position include:
• Provide statistical consulting services;
• Collaborate on health-focused research projects;
• Conduct methodological research in one’s areas of expertise;
• Develop methodological curriculum and lead training sessions on research design and statistical analysis techniques;
• Train and mentor junior statisticians/biostatisticians and students; and
• Participate in strategic planning for the Data Science Platform and the CHI.
• A PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a closely-related discipline;
• A minimum of three years of relevant experience in statistical consulting or data analysis in a health research environment;
• Expertise in computational statistics, causal models, or analyses of genomic data is preferred, although expertise in any area of statistics or biostatistics will be considered;
• Skills in working with observational data, particularly large healthcare administrative databases, would be an asset;
• Ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary research teams;
• Demonstrated ability to produce peer-review publications and prepare competitive research funding applications;
• Experience with SAS and R software;
• Strong problem solving and decision making skills;
• Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and time management skills;
• Ability to maintain professionalism, diplomacy, and tact under high pressure situations. 

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on February 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: $90,000 to $110,000 per annum, commensurate with qualifications.

To Apply: 
Please send your cover letter, CV, and any supporting documents that demonstrate your expertise to:
Lisa Lix, PhD P.Stat.
Director, Data Science Platform
George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation
University of Manitoba 
Third Floor, 753 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6
e-mail: lisa.lix@umanitoba.ca

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