Social Epidemiologist

Position Type: Part-Time or Full-Time
Annual Salary: $70,000 (pro-rated), open to negotiation
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (1.0 FTE) – regular working hours (approximately 9am-5pm, 5 days per week – flexible)
Start Date: As soon as possible (flexible)
Location: Within Canada, remote work
Language: Primary working language is English; French language skills are an asset
Reports to: Research Director
Application Deadline: None (flexible)
Status: Closed

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of sexual and gender minority populations through research and intervention development. The Community-Based Research Centre’s (CBRC) core pillars – community-led research, knowledge exchange, network building, and leadership development – position the organization as a thought leader, transforming ideas into actions that make a difference in our communities. CBRC was incorporated in 1999 and is a non-profit charitable organization. Our main office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia; we also have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax.


We are seeking a passionate and skilled social epidemiologist to support CBRC’s growing quantitative and mixed methods population health research program. This includes the long-standing Sex Now survey with GBT2Q men and non-binary people as well as new population studies with 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities related to COVID-19 and chronic health. This position will be a core member of the CBRC research team, and work closely with other staff at CBRC, our affiliate university-based researchers, and our community partner organizations across the country. Preference will be given in the hiring process to 2SLGBTQQIA+ women and non-binary people, and Indigenous, Black, and other people of colour who are 2SLGBTQQIA+, and applicants are encouraged to self-identify in their applications.


Given the technical nature of this work, a graduate degree in one of the following areas is required:

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Biostatistics
  • Health Promotion

CBRC recognizes the value of educational experiences outside of academic work, including community-based, career-based, lived experience, and more – and welcomes candidates to describe these in their application.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Support the development of study protocols, data collection tools, and analysis plans
  • Centre community-based research principles, and apply these to quantitative research
  • Uphold relevant theories and frameworks in the research process and work (e.g., intersectionality, minority stress theory, social ecology, syndemics)
  • Liaise with research staff, data analysts, community partners, and graduate trainees on analysis plans
  • Review data analysis code and outputs for technical accuracy
  • Write and review research outputs (e.g., reports, manuscripts) considering relevant public health theory and practice
  • Advance data democratization through use of dashboards (e.g. OurStats)
  • Ensure timely release of research outputs through project management support
  • Support capacity-building efforts with CBRC staff, affiliate university-based researchers, and community trainees related to quantitative research, community-based research, survey design, and public health
  • Contribute to new research operating grant writing
  • Participate in staff and research team meetings

Qualifications and skills include:

  • Experience with community-based research principles and practice, including anti-racist, anti-oppressive, decolonial approaches
  • Awareness of 2SLGBTQQIA+ community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities
  • Excellent written communication skills including writing and/or editing documents such as reports for various audiences (e.g., academic and community)
  • Experience with population health survey design, implementation, and analysis
  • Mastery of statistical software (e.g. Stata, R) for data cleaning and analysis
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, STBBIs, mental health and/or chronic health epidemiology
  • Capacity to prioritize tasks and function under tight and/or competing deadlines
  • Demonstrated capacity as an autonomous worker with an ability to adapt within a large team environment and work in a team setting
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with partners from varying sectors including academic, government and community agencies
  • Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills

How to apply:

Please email the following to Human Resources at [email protected] with the subject line: Social Epidemiologist:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Writing sample, that reflects relevant skills including statistical analysis


If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email at [email protected] with the subject line: Access: Social Epidemiologist or call us at (604) 568-7478 to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.

CBRC believes in work led by and for the community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from queer, trans and non-binary people, Indigenous, Black and people of colour (IBPOC) individuals, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, disabled people, 2SLGBTQQIA+ women, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences. CBRC acknowledges that not everyone is able to publicly disclose these identities, and this role does not expect that employees will disclose in the course of their work.

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About CBRC

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development.
Social Epidemiologist
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