Research Officer R27
An eligibility list may be established.
If this position interests you and you meet the required criteria, we look forward to your application!
The Role: Reporting to the Director, the epidemiologist is responsible for designing, planning, and conducting population health surveillance and epidemiology initiatives. The position is located in the Office of the Provincial Health Officer (OPHO) which is an independent office within the Ministry of Health. The Provincial Health Officer (PHO) is the senior public health official for BC, and is responsible for monitoring the health of the population of BC and providing independent advice to the ministers and public officials on public health issues. The responsibilities of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) are outlined in the Public Health Act. The Population Health Surveillance & Epidemiology Branch is responsible for applying advanced statistical and epidemiological methods to monitor the trends in population health and health inequalities in the province.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Xibiao.Ye@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Doctoral or Master’s Degree in population and public health, epidemiology, health information science or other health related fields and 3 years related experience OR
- Bachelor’s Degree in population and public health, health information science or other health related field and 6 years related experience.
Related experience includes:
- Experience in population health assessment/surveillance and epidemiological research;
- Experience in coordinating or conducting epidemiological research and data analysis;
- Experience in using analytical software (e.g. SAS, R, STATA, or Python, etc.);
- Experience in research and literature reviews with a focus on population and public health, statistical, and epidemiology analysis and information.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.