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Position: Faculty Scientist - Cancer Epidemiology and Data Sciences
Institution: BC Cancer Agency
Department: Cancer Control Research
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duties: Applicants at the Scientist or Senior Scientist (equivalent to a university Assistant or Associate Professor) level are invited to apply
Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics or related degree as well as at least 3 years’ experience in research. The applicant will have knowledge of cancer epidemiology as well as cancer research more generally and will actively interact and collaborate with other cancer research scientists at BC Cancer, including world renowned programs such as Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
   
Text: Career Site Help Print This Page BC Cancer is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. BC Cancer provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford, and Prince George. BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose. Faculty Scientist in Cancer Epidemiology and Data Sciences Department of Cancer Control Research (CCR) Regular Full Time Vancouver, BC Applications are invited from candidates with outstanding credentials and an excellent track record of research productivity to join our team of world-class scientists at BC Cancer within the Department of Cancer Control Research (CCR). CCR has a number of internationally recognised core research programs directed toward the reduction of incidence and mortality from cancer, sustainability of cancer care, and alleviating the burden of suffering from cancer. The Department is home to nationally and internationally recognized scientists in cancer epidemiology, biostatistics, data sciences, health economics, health services research, cancer prevention and survivorship. In addition, CCR has a large core group of research staff engaged in population-based cancer research including etiology, molecular and genetic epidemiology, occupational and environmental risk factors, gene-environment interaction, biostatistics, and machine learning/data sciences. Applicants at the Scientist or Senior Scientist (equivalent to a university Assistant or Associate Professor) level are invited to apply. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics or related degree as well as at least 3 years’ experience in research. Preference will be given to researchers who provide the best fit with CCR’s core mandate, and who have expertise in cancer epidemiology, biostatistics and, or machine learning/data science in cancer. The applicant will have knowledge of cancer epidemiology as well as cancer research more generally and will actively interact and collaborate with other cancer research scientists at BC Cancer, including world renowned programs such as Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. A successful candidate would be expected to obtain a cross appointment at and an appropriate rank at either the University of British Columbia or Simon Fraser University. Key attributes of the successful applicant will include the ability to initiate and sustain a successful internationally recognized research program as indicated by significant contributions to multiple high impact publications, acquisition of peer-reviewed funding from national or international agencies as a principal investigator and as a co-investigator, invited presentations, reviews for journal articles and grants, and strong references by recognized arm’s length authorities in her or his research discipline. For further details about this position you may contact: Dr. Stuart Peacock Head, Cancer Control Research (CCR) BC Cancer speacock@bccrc.ca 604-675-8068 Interested candidates should send: 1) cover letter 2) a detailed CV 3) a maximum one page statement outlining the applicant’s major research interests, achievements and future goals 4) permission to contact for four references if the candidate is asked for an interview. Please send all application documents by PDF in one file to: Akosua Tomash, Advisor, Talent Acquisition phsyicianrecruitment@phsa.ca The deadline for applications is Friday 14 December 2018. The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. 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