Research, Methodologist – Nursing & Allied Health Research and Knowledge Translation – BC Cancer – Vancouver


Research, Methodologist – Nursing & Allied Health Research and Knowledge Translation

BC Cancer

Vancouver, BC

This position is in the BC Cancer Nursing and Allied Health Research and Knowledge Translation department and will require a strong background in qualitative research methodologies. More information on the department and our research can be found at

What you’ll do

  • Consistent with PHSA and BCCA policy and professional standards of practice, and under the direction of the Principal Investigator, carries out epidemiologic, clinical, methodologic, and health service research activities in collaboration with health care professionals and other relevant stakeholders within the BCCA and as external partners.
  • Develop new cancer control research projects with a population, clinical, or health services perspective, by researching current knowledge, designing research plans, addressing data issues, and identifying statistical approaches.
  • Conduct cancer control research projects with a population, clinical, or health services perspective, by developing and revising ethics applications, recruiting subjects and collecting data, manipulating large administrative datasets to create research files, carrying out data analyses, and interpreting and presenting research results to health care professionals and other relevant stakeholders both internal and external to the BC Cancer Agency.
  • Document the design, results, and interpretation of epidemiologic, clinical, and health service research studies in scientific manuscripts and research reports for dissemination to researchers and internal and external partners.
  • Develop research grant proposals and reports to funding agencies.

  • What you bring


  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Masters’ Degree in Epidemiology, Public or Population Health, Statistics, Biostatistics, or related discipline.
  • A minimum of one to two (1-2) years recent related experience in a population health or academic research environment. 

  • You have: 

  • Knowledge of population health research issues, and demonstrated competence in the application of epidemiologic, health services, and statistical methods to cancer control studies. 
  • Knowledge of study design, data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform advanced data manipulation, analysis and information presentation through the use of database spreadsheet and statistical software.
  • Working knowledge of cancer control and health systems.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships. 
  • 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 organizational skills to generate work plans to meet project deadlines within timeline, scope and budget. 
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks.
  • What’s in it for you

    Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families.

    Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • Flexible work options including flex-time, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more. 
  • As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

    What we do

     provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.

    BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

    The Provincial Health Services Authority () plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province.

    Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

    Learn more about PHSA and our programs: 

    PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

    Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us.

    The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination.

    Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.