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Epidemiologist - Remote


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​Job category: Innovation, research and science
Job posting ID: 3135


​Employment status: Temporary full-time
Position's anticipated end date: 2023-03-31 


Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary/Rate of pay: Starting at $72,800


Application deadline: 2022-09-25 


Somewhere in Canada there’s a life you can save.   


Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. Thousands of Canadians depend on us every day for reliable access to blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.  


Join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference every day.


About the role


Canadian Blood Services is looking for a temporary full-time Epidemiologist  to join our Medical Affairs and Innovation Epidemiology & Surveillance team. The work of an Epidemiologist is integral to Canadian Blood Services role as Canada’s Lifeline. In this role you will participate in the planning and designing of epidemiologic evaluations, providing advice and be responsible for data collection and management to support research activities.  


Responsibilities include:

  • Plans and designs research projects.
  • Prepares and maintains standard research protocols.
  • Develops study materials (e.g. develop and test questionnaires).
  • Conducts statistical analysis and provides interpretation of epidemiologic studies.
  • Compiles information regarding new issues in transfusion epidemiology to support research and ongoing operations and to develop areas of research.
  • Prepares written reports and manuscripts.


Required Skills:

  • A PhD in Epidemiology or related field (eg Sociology, Biostatistics).
  • An acceptable record of publication in scientific journals.
  • Sound technical skills in statistical and epidemiological software, proficiency in SAS is preferred.
  • Must be an effective team player.
  • Strong time management skills are essential.
  • Strong communication skills are essential.
  • Excellent writing skills are essential.

Please note:

Candidates with less experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered for other levels within our Epidemiology and Surveillance Group. 



  • Competitive base salary range 
  • Annual performance award opportunity
  • Payments in lieu of vacation and benefits
  • Choice of defined contribution or defined benefits pension plan  
  • Flexible working schedule - remote work
  • Employee discounts, wellness programs and professional advancement opportunities 

Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.  


To protect the health and safety of its employees, all Canadian Blood Services’ employees are required to be fully vaccinated (COVID-19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights grounds.


If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply! This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment (such as testing) will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.