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The Health Economist reports to a Scientist within Cancer Control Research, Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC) or designate. The Health Economist is responsible for the design, conduct, and completion of health economics and health services research in cancer control. As required, the Health Economist provides assistance in the development of new cancer control initiatives by conducting and presenting economic analyses to inform policy-making.

In this role, you will: 

  • Be consistent with PHSA and BCC policy and professional standards of practice, conduct quantitative and/or qualitative health economics and health service research studies in collaboration with health care professionals within the BCC, PHSA and its programs, the Ministry of Health Services and other external partners.
  • Develop, critique and execute decision-analytic models for the economic evaluation of health care programs by collecting, linking and analyzing primary data and /or large administrative datasets to model outcomes from a clinical, population and budgetary perspective.
  • Prepare final health economics and service research reports for review by the Senior Scientist (Co-Director). Prepare abstracts, posters and oral presentations for submission to scientific conferences. Disseminate findings by preparing manuscripts for scientific publication and executive reports for internal partners.
  • Assist in the preparation of research grant proposals and report for grant applications to funding agencies.

You hold: 

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Masters’ Degree in Health Economics, Health Services, Health Policy or related discipline and
  • One (1) year related experience in a healthcare or academic research environment. 

You have:

  • Knowledge of health economics theory and demonstrated competence in the application of health economics methods.
  • Knowledge of study design, data collection, and analysis.
  • Demonstrated the ability to perform advanced data manipulation, analysis, and information presentation through the use of database and spreadsheet software.
  • Working knowledge of cancer control and health systems.
  • The ability to adapt to new technology.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.
  • The ability to collaborate and work within a team while working independently.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills including the ability to comprehend complex issues and related data/information and present information in concise and meaningful ways.
  • Demonstrated organization skills to generate work plans to meet project deadlines within timeline, scope, and budget.
  • The ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks.

If this sounds like you, apply now!


About Us 


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, along with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer. 


BC Cancer is a program 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.

  • Requisition #: 86991
  • Temporary, Full-Time (until September 2020)
  • Monday and Friday; Daytime Hours
  • 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver

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