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Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of British Columbia

A postdoctoral fellow position is available for March 1, 2014 in the department of Medicine (division of Neurology) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) ‐ in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The successful applicant will be a contributing member of the Pharmacoepidemiology in

Multiple Sclerosis (PiMS) research group. With the vision of fostering excellence in multidisciplinary clinical, therapeutic, and epidemiological research to advance knowledge and improve the well‐being of those affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), the PiMS research group thrives on diversity. Team members are trained in variety of disciplines, creating a truly interdisciplinary approach to research. To find out more about the PiMS research group, please visit the website:


▪ A PhD/MD degree with expertise in a relevant discipline (e.g. epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, applied biostatistics)

▪ Experience with and knowledge about, special populations such as patients with chronic disease or multiple sclerosis

▪ Experience with large health‐related datasets

▪ Experience with data access and linkage from administrative databases

▪ Computer proficiency, including use of statistical software such as SPSS, STATA, SAS or R

▪ Working knowledge of advanced epidemiology‐related research methodology and design

▪ Working knowledge of advanced biostatistics

▪ Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in English

▪ Ability to exercise judgment and make decisions in accordance with broad research objectives

▪ Ability to independently organize workload, goal setting and working effectively towards deadlines

▪ Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary setting

▪ Willingness and ability to positively engage with researchers at multiple sites across Canada in order to motivate other team members to achieve the study goals in a timely manner

▪ Appreciation of the importance of clinical and basic research

▪ An inquiring and open mind

▪ Basic knowledge of medical ethics

The position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send your letter of interest, CV and names/contact information for 2‐3 references to Dr. Helen Tremlett: [cc in:].

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