Job posting: data analyst, substance use policy and epidemiology

The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) at the University of Victoria is currently inviting qualified applicants to apply for the position of Research Associate with the alcohol and substance use policy and epidemiology team. The successful applicant will have strong quantitative research skills, the ability to work independently and a desire to integrate with an academic department with the goal of producing and communicating important alcohol and substance use-related evidence and research to the public, researchers and policymakers.

CISUR is a leading Canadian research institute directing research towards improving public and population health in our communities, British Columbia, Canada and globally. CISUR was chosen as the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre on Alcohol and Public Health Policy in 2020. The successful applicant will work on a variety of alcohol and substance use- related projects in the area of epidemiology and policy research, with the potential to impact alcohol and substance use policymaking in a positive way.

Our team is currently working on a variety of engaging and impactful projects across the field of alcohol and substance use studies. At the time of hiring, the main project work will be on the Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms (CSUCH) project. The CSUCH study is a national priority, given the high and increasing level of substance use harms experienced by our populations and the project has received continuing funding from Health Canada since 2016. CISUR works on this project in collaboration with our valued project partners at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA; Ottawa). As work and experience evolve, the successful applicant may have the opportunity to work on a variety of other projects of local, provincial, national and global importance.

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