15 Nov

Research Associate Jobs Vacancy in University British Columbia Vancouver

Position
Research Associate
Company
University British Columbia
Location
Vancouver BC
Opening
15 Nov, 2018 25 days ago

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Research Associate Jobs Vacancy in University British Columbia Vancouver Jobs Details:

The School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) is seeking a Research Associate to support the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety (www.pwhs.ubc.ca) in the Faculty of Medicine at the Vancouver Campus of the University of British Columbia. This position will support a program of research on the evaluation of workers' compensation policies and programs with a particular focus on identifying effective approaches in facilitating early and sustained return-to-work after work injury. Broadly speaking, the research will be conducted using administrative or registrar data. The position will be principally supervised by Dr. McLeod with additional supervision by Dr. Koehoorn on specific projects; both are co-directors of the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety.

Housed within the Faculty of Medicine, the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) is an innovative unit structured around four divisions (Occupational and Environmental Health; Health Services and Policy; Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health Practice; and Health in Populations) that provides multidisciplinary opportunities for researchers, learners and decision makers to develop creative evidence-based strategies to solve public health issues.

Operating within the School of Population and Public Health, the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety (www.pwhs.ubc.ca) is an innovative research unit at the University of British Columbia that combines rigorous work and health research with effective knowledge translation. The Partnership brings together policy-makers, researchers and data resources from national and international organizations to address current and emerging issues of work-related health in Canada. Our program of research is aimed at improving our understanding of the causes and consequences of injuries and illness, identifying high-risk industries and occupations, and investigating the impact of policies and procedures on worker health. Our collaboration, based on best practices of knowledge transfer, enables researchers and decision-makers to work together to identify relevant questions, understand data, and produce useful information to effectively inform policy and practice. The Partnership is founded on years of research experience and expertise working with workers' compensation data from across Canada. It is an excellent learning environment for trainees, leading to research and policy careers in the workers' compensation or work and health fields - in government, university, and health agencies.

The primary activities of the Research Associate include:

  • To lead and contribute to the program of research with a focus on the evaluation of workers' compensation polices, programs and practices on key work and health indicators
  • Draft, edit and review articles and technical reports
  • To co-author and author publications for peer-review journals
  • Lead and support colleagues in preparing grant applications
  • To conduct systematic and non-systematic literature searches
  • To assist with the development of workers' compensation data for research purposes
  • To conduct analyses using a variety of statistical methods and statistical programs
  • To present research findings at academic conferences and workshops
  • To support in the implementation of a strategy for dissemination of results and knowledge transfer activities
  • To supervise analysts, research assistants, students and/or junior graduate students
  • To participate in team meetings and to contribute to Partnership for Work, Health and Safety academic activities

Qualified candidates will have a PhD in a relevant discipline such as population and public health or social sciences (i.e., economics, sociology, political science, geography) with a focus on health and/or labour market outcomes; experience working in occupational health research projects (preferred); and a background in applying statistical and observational research methods to large linked administrative datasets. The following skills are required:

  • Advanced understanding of, and proven experience using, advanced statistical and empirical analysis methods, as well as proficiency with related software (SAS, Stata, R).
  • Demonstrated experience using, administrative health data/health services records for research purposes. Expertise in observational research and/or quasi-experimental research is an asset.
  • Experience with writing scientific manuscripts in the field of public and work health, health policy and health service research or related social science journals.
  • Sound theoretical and practical understanding of the linkages between public policy including but not limited to workers' compensation and work-health outcomes.
- Strong econometric/statistical analytical skills including training in observational and quasi- experimental, research methodology.
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong writing, research and interpersonal skills.
  • Organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, while being accurate and keeping attention to detail.

The Research Associate will work independently, with regular updates on progress and challenges. The Research Associate must exercise judgment on the day-to-day progress of research projects. The individual must perform their duties and interact tactfully with co-workers, researchers and study participants. A high level of confidentiality is essential. Structured decision making and an ability to work independently are critical.

Errors made could influence the ability of the research team to meet critical deadlines, as well as compromise the results of research projects, and therefore impact the credibility of the Principal Investigator. Poor decisions may be damaging to the reputation of the Principal Investigator, the School, and the University and could lead to incorrect or inappropriate policy recommendations being made.

This position will be responsible for access, collection, use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSBC 1996) and other UBC privacy and security policies. This position requires employees to work under strict confidentiality requirements; internal procedures and policies to protect personal information must be followed and adherence to these requirements will be regularly reviewed by the employer.

The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2019. Please apply through the UBC Faculty Careers website. Applications should be directed to, Partnership Operation's Director, Suhail Marino, and should include a resume, cover letter and the names and contact information of a minimum two supervisory references.








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Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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