Health Economist – BC Cancer Research Insitute, Vancouver

What you’ll do

  • Consistent with PHSA and BCC policy and professional standards of practice, conduct health economics research in collaboration with health care professionals within the BCC, PHSA and its agencies, the Ministry of Health Services, and other external partners.
  • Collect, link, and analyze primary data and/or large administrative datasets.
  • Conduct economic analyses of health care programs and policy issues from a clinical, population, and budgetary perspective.
  • Prepare final health economics and service research reports for review by the Distinguished Scientist.
  • 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.

What you bring

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Masters’ Degree in Health Economics, Health Services, Health Policy, Epidemiology, or related discipline
  • One (1) year related experience in a healthcare or academic research environment.
  • Knowledge of economics, health services, epidemiology research methods.
  • Knowledge of study design, data collection, and analysis.
  • Demonstrated the ability to independently to conduction economic evaluation and decision analysis using of software such as R or Python.
  • 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 work independently and collaborate within a team environment.
  • 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 interest in the discipline of health economics and a desire to contribute to advancing the discipline.
  • Demonstrated organization skills to generate work plans to meet project deadlines within timeline, scope, and budget.
  • The 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.
  • 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.


Temporary, Full-Time (from September 2021 to August 2022)
675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0900 – 1700
Requisition Number: 94899

For more questions please contact Kim van der Hoek,

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates 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 is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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