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Pharmaceutical Policy Researcher

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Deadline: July 01, 2013  12:00:00 am

University of British Columbia

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Who are we seeking?

A motivated self-starter with an interest in conducting and publishing policy-relevant research. We are seeking a conscientious, organized, and bright individual with an interest in research relating to pharmaceutical policies and disparities in prescription drug access, use and outcomes. The policy researcher will lead and contribute to research design, analyses, and publication of findings in articles for scholarly and lay audiences.  

This position requires initiative, creativity, attention to detail, and the ability to work well with people.  The ideal candidate will have an exceptional academic record and a passion for conducting research that supports evidence-based policy. Periodic national and international travel to meetings and conferences will be required.

Why work at CHSPR?

Work with a renowned research team.   We are a leading pharmaceutical policy academic research team housed within the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR).   Our aim is to create research and promote evidence-based policy that helps improve equity in access to necessary medicines in Canada.

We offer a balance of teamwork and autonomy. You will work with a group of bright self-starters, who support one another’s development.   Our team regularly partners with national and international academic experts and policy-makers, providing opportunities for learning and new connections.

We work hard and play hard.  Although we continually strive for excellence, we also enjoy a flexible work-week and UBC’s competitive benefit package.

Application details

Education required: Master’s degree or Doctorate in a discipline related to health policy or health services research. Candidates should have achieved 80% or higher in a university level statistics course.

Experience required: Must have at least 3 years of experience conducting scholarly research, preferably on health and health care. Must be familiar with university research environments and grant funding processes. Must have authored or co-authored scholarly publications.

Salary range:  $56,000 - $68,000 per annum dependent on experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline: July 1, 2013

If you feel you are the ideal candidate, please send electronic copies of the following items to Steve Morgan, Associate Professor and Associate Director, UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research,

1)      Up-to-date resume/CV

2)      All post-secondary transcripts

3)      Cover letter explaining your intent to apply

4)      Names and contact information of three references

This position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is available.

Equity in Hiring: 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 identifies, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Better research ... better decisions ... better health

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