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Fwd: Biostatistician Position for Syndemic Project




From: Janjua, Naveed
Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2015 12:43 PM
To: _BCCDC_Biostatistics; _BCCDC_Epidemiologists
Subject: FW: Biostatistician Position for Syndemic Project
Importance: High

 

Hi All,

 

We are looking for a MSc trained Biostatistician for our recently funded CIHR Syndemic Project. Posting is up on UBC website. Please forward to your networks.  

 

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I have also pasted the text below.

Thank you.

Naveed

 

Naveed Zafar Janjua, MBBS, MSc, DrPH

Senior Scientist, Clinical Prevention Services

BC Centre for Disease Control

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health

University of British Columbia

 

655 West 12th Avenue

Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4

Tel: 604-707-2514

Fax: 604-707-2401

Email: naveed.janjua@bccdc.ca 

 

 

Job Posting

 

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Job ID:

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21198

 

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Location:

Vancouver - Hospital Site

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Employment Group:

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 Management&Professional (AAPS)

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Job Category:

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Statistical Analysis

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Classification Title:

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Statistical Analysis, Level B

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Business Title:

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Biostatistician

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Faculty of Medicine

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Department:

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Centre for Disease Control

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Salary:

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$62,630.00 - $75,185.00 (Annual)

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Full/Part Time:

Part-Time (80%)

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Desired Start Date:

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2015/08/01

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Job End Date:

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2017/07/30

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Funding Type:

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Grant Funded

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2015/07/15

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Available Openings:

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https://mycareers.adm.ubc.ca/cs/erecruit/cache/PT_PIXEL_1.gif Closing Date:

1

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This position is being posted at 0.8FTE but may be increased to 1.0FTE if needed.

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Job Summary

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We are seeking a biostatistician who, working with a team of investigators, will lead analysis of data focusing on syndemics of sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STIBBIs) in British Columbia. Work involves analysis of large linked datasets from BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort and other surveillance systems to characterize co-occurrence of HIV, Hepatitis C, hepatitis B, other sexually transmitted infections, and related social and economic conditions predisposing people to these infections. The work requires strong background in geo-spatial and correlated analysis techniques.  The position offers opportunities for collaborative working with other statisticians, analysts, epidemiologists and senior scientists and physicians at the BCCDC.

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Organizational Status

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Reports to the Senior Scientist, Hepatitis at the BC Centre for Disease Control. Liaises with other BCCDC researchers, physicians, statisticians, and epidemiologists.

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Work Performed

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- Participates in the planning stages of research
-Leads the implementation, analysis and interpretation of studies focusing on syndemics of sexually transmitted and blood borne infections
- Links administrative databases and develops complex data bases and data analysis programs
- Develops analysis plans and conducts analysis of linked datasets to characterize syndemics and core groups using various statistical techniques
- Development of new algorithms, statistical techniques, and visualization approaches for the analysis and interpretation of data on syndemics
- Providing statistical expertise and peer teaching to BCCDC staff
- Writing of scientific manuscripts and grants

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Supervision Received

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Oversight will be provided by the PI, however the position requires a strong independent work ethic and a candidate capable of setting their own directions and priorities within a given framework and working within agreed-upon milestones and timelines.

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Supervision Given

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May be asked to supervise placement, co-op, and directed studies students in biostatistics, public health, and epidemiology.

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Consequence of Error/Judgement

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Accountable for the timely, accurate, and responsible analysis of patient, population, and pathogen data with important public health implications for disease control.

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Qualifications

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Post-graduate degree in Statistics.  MSc in biostatistics or MSc in statistics with graduate courses that concentrated in biostatistics preferred.  Minimum of three years experience  in research analysis or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  Recent related experience including experience in analysis and interpretation of health related data such as Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Health Economics.  Advanced understanding/skills in data management, statistical analysis, and reporting tools/programs including mapping and geospatial analysis (i.e. SAS, R and ArcGIS, SatScan). A strong background in linkage and analysis of large relational data base. Knowledge of correlated data analysis including geo-spatial and multilevel models. Knowledge of measurement scale development including principle component analysis. Demonstrated creativity in research and communication activities Exceptional written, oral, and visual communication skills. Strong evidence of self-directed, self-motivated and independent research skills. Ability to develop, prioritize, implement and oversee multiple time-sensitive research projects.

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UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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