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.
Reports to the Senior Scientist, Hepatitis at the BC Centre for Disease Control. Liaises with other BCCDC researchers, physicians, statisticians, and epidemiologists.
- 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
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.
May be asked to supervise placement, co-op, and directed studies students in biostatistics, public health, and epidemiology.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
Accountable for the timely, accurate, and responsible analysis of patient, population, and pathogen data with important public health implications for disease control.
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.
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.