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Faculty Scientist in Health Economics
BC Cancer
Cancer Control Research (CCR) and the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC)
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 Cancer Control Research (CCR) and the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC). 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. ARCC is an interdisciplinary world leader in health economics, services, policy, and ethics research into optimal cancer care and cancer control.


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 health economics as well as at least 3 years’ experience in research. Recognition of the core principles of collegiality, teamwork, accountability and integrity is expected. 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. Preference will be given to researchers who provide the best fit with CCR’s and ARCC’s core mandates, who have significant expertise in the application of economic methods to cancer care and cancer control, as well as a strong background in economic evaluation and the statistical analysis of complex data sets.


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)

Co- Director, Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC),

BC Cancer



Interested candidates should send: 1) cover letter 2) a curriculum vitae that documents the complete academic record and experience of the applicant including grants and awards obtained, trainees supervised, invited presentations, experience in grant review panels, reviewing manuscripts and grants, membership on editorial boards and scientific society committees, local responsibilities and contributions, and peer reviewed and total publications 3) a maximum one page statement outlining the applicant’s major research interests, achievements and future goals 4) contact information for four references.


Please send all application documents by PDF in one file to:


Akosua Tomash,

Advisor, Talent Acquisition


Applications will be reviewed beginning January 8, 2018 and the position will remain open until it is filled.


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