Medical Research Analyst

August 12 2019
Industries Recruitment, Employment services
Categories Health, Medical, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Non-Medical Support, Other Health Professionals, Medical research, Medical records, Actuarial, Statistics, Economy
Richmond, BC

Our Evidence-Based Practice Group supports high quality, scientifically valid, workplace health and safety and workers' compensation research. Our team was established to address the many medical and policy issues that our officers deal with on a regular basis. Members apply established techniques of critical appraisal and evidence-based review of topics solicited from our staff as well as other interested parties such as surgeons, medical specialists, and rehabilitation providers.

We're looking for a medical research analyst to research, analyze and evaluate a wide variety of issues to provide clarification of existing practices, or alter practices based on up-to-date evidence.

This is a permanent full-time assignment – An opportunity to use your evidence-based research skills to assist our Clinical Services department in promoting workplace health and safety and providing support and rehabilitation to those who are injured at work. If you're a skilled researcher with an interest in occupational health and safety, we'd like to hear from you.

What you'll do

As a medical research analyst you will:

  • Design and lead selected Evidence-Based Practice Group research projects on work-related health and occupational medicine
  • Employ evidence-based systematic review and research methodologies when reviewing research material from credible commercial databases, peer-reviewed journals, medical and occupational health and safety associations, and from academic, government, and compensation organizations
  • Evaluate research findings and advise stakeholders on prospective application and consequences, as well as on potential limitations of the material reviewed
  • Create knowledge translation (KT) materials, such as rapid or systematic review reports, narrative reports, posters, pamphlets and/or presentations) to summarize research findings using data synthesis and tabulation techniques
  • Identify, research, and communicate emerging issues trends, hazards, and risks in work-related health and occupational medicine

Is this a good fit for you?

We're looking for someone who can:

  • Effectively communicate in writing and when presenting information orally to a variety of audiences, participating on working committees and assisting with the public consultation process
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior management, peers, stakeholders, and professional contacts
  • Gather and analyze information, anticipate and recognize problems and opportunities, create and evaluate alternatives, develop solutions, and make appropriate decisions and recommendations
  • Plan and schedule work, develop realistic action plans, and manage time effectively

Your experience and educational background:

  • A Master's degree in Health Care Statistics or a related field such as Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, Biological Sciences, or Epidemiology
  • A minimum of three years of experience researching, analyzing, and evaluating complex information on a wide variety of issues
  • Working knowledge of statistics and statistical analysis

Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases do occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers' compensation system today and for future generations. We're honoured to serve the almost 2.4 million workers and 245,000 registered employers in our province.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.

Our benefits

Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.

We're an inclusive and accessible employer, committed to employment equity objectives, and we invite applications from all qualified individuals. Please note that this position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

To apply

Visit and select Careers to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.

Thank you, in advance, for applying. Unfortunately, we're only able to contact those whose applications we will be pursuing further.

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