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Policy Researcher

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Deadline: February 05, 2014  11:59:00 pm

Renowned pharmaceutical policy research team seeks motivated policy researcher


Who are we seeking?

We seek a motivated self-starter with an interest in conducting and publishing policy-relevant research. We want to work with a team member that is smart, conscientious, organized, and fun! She or he would work with us on empirical studies of equity in access to, use of, and outcomes from prescription drugs in British Columbia.

We seek someone who has initiative, creativity, attention to detail, and the ability to work well with people. The ideal candidate will have an exceptional academic record, experience conducting empirical research on large datasets (ours have hundreds of millions of records), and a passion for conducting research that supports evidence-based policy. Periodic national and international travel to meetings and conferences will be required.


Why join our team?

A renowned team. You would be joining an exceptionally productive research team that has achieved excellence in research, knowledge translation, and career growth for its members. Our team works for the public interest, with a core goal of creating and communicating scientific evidence to improve equity in access to necessary health care in Canada.

Healthy 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.

Great workplace. Our team works hard while enjoying a flexible work-week, UBC’s competitive benefit package, and a collegial atmosphere at the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research.


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: $56,291-$67,577 per annum dependent on experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline: 5 Feb 2014


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