UBC PiMS Research Group
Pharmacoepidemiology in Multiple Sclerosis Research Group

Job Opportunities

We are a vibrant, multi-disciplinary team of dedicated researchers focused on improving the health, treatment options and outcome for people and families living with MS. We will always consider the exceptional applicant, so if there’s nothing listed and you think you’ve got what it takes, feel free to send us your CV and cover letter outlining why you want to join our group and your proposed research area.

Contact: Dr Helen Tremlett. email: helen.tremlett@ubc.ca


email: info.pimsgroup@gmail.com


Currently Postings (1):

Research Assistant / Data Analyst



Under general direction, the position is responsible for the performance of data programming and analyses related to varied biostatistical / epidemiological research.



▪ Reports directly to the Principal Investigator

▪ Interacts and works closely with the students, researchers and staff members of the

PiMS research group. Particularly with the groups’ data analyst and biostatistician

▪ Maintains contact with other collaborating organizations, as required



▪ Study may be jeopardized if not conducted according to ethical requirements as laid

out by the University and by regulatory authorities

▪ Study files must be kept secured to ensure that patient confidentiality is not


▪ An error within the realm of a research study may result in biased or incomplete data and skewed study results



The office is on the second floor of the Koerner Pavilion in the UBC Hospital with fluorescent lighting. There are no known hazards.



▪ Cleaning and manipulating linked administrative health and clinical data; creating variables suitable to be included in longitudinal models for ongoing studies funded by the US National Multiple Sclerosis Society, including, but not limited to: ‘Do the beta- interferons prolong life in people with multiple sclerosis?’; ‘Prodromal Multiple Sclerosis: The PrOMS Study’; ‘Adherence to Immunomodulators in Multiple Sclerosis: Prevalence and Clinical Impact of Multiple Sclerosis (The AIMS Study)’

▪ Facilitating data cleaning and coding within multiple sites across Canada; ensuring

consistent or comparable approaches between sites

▪ Providing support for other members of the PiMS team in their data analyses, as required


▪ The incumbent will have the opportunity to exercise judgement, responsibility, and initiative on tasks pertaining to his/her work.



▪ Works under minimum supervisory direction.






▪ University degree in a relevant discipline, such as Statistics, Epidemiology, and a minimum of 3 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

▪ Demonstrated programming skills (such as using R function or SAS macro) and ability to perform data manipulation on large datasets using statistical software, including R, SAS and SPSS

▪ Working knowledge of research methodology, study design and statistical analyses would be an asset

▪ Experience with health administrative data would be an asset

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

▪ Appropriate knowledge of medical ethics

▪ Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

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

▪ Ability to independently organize workload

▪ Ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting


The starting salary is $41,814 annually with benefits. The position is for an one-year appointment, but may be extended beyond one year dependent upon satisfactory performance and funding/resources.  The position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Dr. Helen Tremlett:  info.pimsgroup@gmail.com [cc in:  helen.tremlett@ubc.ca].


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