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Biostatistical Data Analysis for Life Science Students (EPID 401)

The Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University is seeking a Term Adjunct to teach Biostatistical Data Analysis for Life Science Students (EPID 401) in the Fall Term, 2020. It is an applied statistics course covering practical topics in tests and confidence intervals for single and multiple samples, ANOVA, linear regression, correlations, methods for categorical data, and nonparametric methods. SPSS package is used in the lab. The course emphasizes analyzing data arising in life sciences using practical statistical methods.

EPID 401 is a 3.0 unit course, undergraduate course restricted to students in the Honours Life Science program.  The class is scheduled 3 hours lectures and 2 hours SPSS labs per week, for the duration of the 12 week term.  The expected enrolment is approximately 35. 

Note: Due to COVID-related quarantine measures, the course will taught remotely

This position is for a single term commencing in September 2020 and concluding in December 2020.

Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for generating a course syllabus, compiling and distributing course materials, instructing weekly classes, communicating effectively with students, providing on-campus office hours and working effectively with a Teaching Assistant (who will be responsible for SPSS labs) to ensure a successful course delivery.  Instructor will be responsible for teaching 100% of the course.

Qualifications and Experience
Interested individuals are required to have a PhD in a Public Health-related discipline or a post-graduate degree with professional experience in biostatistics. Knowledge/experience in using statistical software packages is expected.

Salary
In accordance with the Queen’s University Faculty Association collective agreement.

 

Application
It is asked that all interested and qualified candidates submit a complete and current curriculum vitae, a proposed course outline and the names and contact information for two referees who may be contacted.

Applicants are also invited to submit any other relevant material (eg. teaching dossier).

Please email all documents to:

Dr. Duncan Hunter, Interim Department Head
c/o Nikki Remillard, Department and Financial Administrator
Department of Public Health Sciences
phsadmin@queensu.ca

Application deadline:  Friday, June 26, 2020

Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITIONS 

The following Teaching Assistant (TA) positions are available for the Fall and Winter Terms 2020-21 in the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Rate of pay for these positions is $42.73 per hour and duration of work is 12 weeks.  Hours per week will be 4-8 unless otherwise noted.   TAs will be required to complete online AODA and Health and Safety training if you have not already done so.   You will be reimbursed for the time spent completing this training.

Note:  TA hours per week constitute time allowed to be spent on non-thesis work and so need to be considered in view of the 10 hours per week average allowed over the course of a year on non-thesis work.

Students should note that they are still expected to meet all milestones for their own MSc/MPH/PhD work if you receive a teaching assistantship.  The Department requires that you speak with your supervisor or program director (MPH Students) before accepting any TA position.

Students may apply for more than one position.  Please note order of preference in your application letter.

Interested graduate students should submit a copy of your Queen’s transcript, cv and a description of your academic accomplishments, relevant experience and course preferences to Nikki Remillard at phsadmin@queensu.ca by Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

 

FOR FALL TERM

1. EPID 401, Biostatistical Data Analysis for Life Sciences Students (undergraduate course)

Instructor: TBC

Duties will include: Leading labs (teaching SPSS) and lab data practices (SPSS based); holding weekly office hour; Meeting with course instructor; preparing lab notes and solutions to data practices; marking lab data practices (5 data practices); marking homework assignments (4 assignments).

2. EPID 801 Introduction to Epidemiology

Instructor: Dr. Kristan Aronson

The TAs will: 1) plan, prepare and lead tutorials and review  sessions; 2) support and encourage student participation in group discussions designed to reinforce understanding of the epidemiological concepts; and 3) mark assignments and exams, and 4) have office hours to provide assistance to students.

Prerequisites for this position:  successful completion of EPID 801 and EPID 804 (or equivalent).  Clear understanding and ability to communicate epidemiological concepts and applications and demonstrated ability to work well with others.

3. EPID 802 Foundations in Public Health

Instructor: Dr. Colleen Davison

The TA will be asked to take part in some of the weekly class sessions and will assist in marking and liaison with student small groups during the semester.

Prerequisites for this position: Successful completion of EPID 802. Strong communication and organizational skills.

4. EPID 805 Leading Evidence Informed Action

Instructor: Dr. Erica Weir

TA duties will include: Work with the professor responsible for the course to: 1) plan, prepare and co-ordinate group assignments and simulated Board of Health meeting; 2) support and encourage student participation in group discussions designed to reinforce understanding of the  concepts introduced during class and through readings; and 3) assist professor with managing the OnQ platform and marking assignments.  Details to be discussed with Erica Weir.

5. EPID 810 Controlled Clinical Trials

Instructor: Dr. Harriet Richardson

Working with the Professor, duties will include: 1) plan weekly sessions delivered on-line, including help with identification of course readings; 2) contribute to the development of critical questions for on-line group discussion; 3) participate in group discussions in class to support student learning, including the critical appraisal assignment, 4) midterm exam marking; 5) provide assistance/mentorship to student's working on their final protocol assignment.

Prerequisites for this position: successful completion of EPID 801, EPID 804 (or equivalent) and EPID 810. Clear understanding and ability to communicate clinical epidemiological concepts and applications and demonstrated ability to work well with others.

6. EPID 821 Introductory Biostatistics

Instructors: Dr. Paul Peng, Dr. Zihang Lu

TA Duties will include:  provide two hours of office time per week to assist students on an individual basis with biostatistics questions;  two hours per week on homework marking,  provide two hours per week to assist students during  SAS lab and two hours running a tutorial section of EPID 821.

Prerequisites for this position: successful completion of EPID 821 and EPID 822.

7. EPID 829 Foundations in Global Health

Instructor: Dr. Colleen Davison

The TA will be asked to take part in some of the weekly class sessions and will assist with marking and liaison with students. Co-teaching of a small component of the course could also be a possibility if of interest to the TA.  

8. EPID 837 Health Services Research

Instructor: Dr. Patti Groome

Working with the Professor, duties will include: 1) plan weekly sessions including help with identification of course readings; 2) develop reading content quizzes; 3) quiz marking; 4) presentation marking; 5) participate in group discussions in class to support student learning. The TA will have the option to lead one half-session for teaching experience.

Prerequisites for this position: EPID 801, EPID 804, EPID 821, EPID 822 and familiarity with ICES data holdings through thesis or work-related experience.

 

FOR WINTER TERM

1. EPID 803 Public Health System in Canada

Instructor:  TBC

TA Duties will include: Work with the professor responsible for the course: 1) plan, prepare and lead tutorials and review sessions; 2) support and encourage student participation in group discussions designed to reinforce understanding of the concepts introduced during class and through readings; and 3) mark assignments and exams, and have office hours to provide assistance to students).

No prerequisite classes required.

2. EPID 804 Intermediate Epidemiology

Instructor: Dr. Will King

Duties will include office time to assist students with questions, managing course web site, marking of assignments, one lecture and leading class breakout sessions, and sharing in the marking of mid-term exams and final papers.

Prerequisites for this position:  successful completion of EPID 801 and EPID 804.

3. EPID 806 Applied Research Methods for Program Planning and Evaluation

Instructor: TBD

Duties will include:  Work with the professor responsible for the course: 1) plan, prepare and lead tutorials and review sessions; 2) support and encourage student participation in group discussions designed to reinforce understanding of the concepts introduced during class and through readings; and 3) mark assignments and exams, and have office hours to provide assistance to students).

4. EPID 822 Intermediate Biostatistics

Instructors: Dr. Bingshu Chen, Dr. Paul Peng, Dr. Chris O’Callaghan

TA Duties will include: provide two hours of office time per week to assist students on an individual basis with biostatistics questions; two hours per week on marking homework assignments, two hours per week to assist students during SAS lab and two hours running a tutorial section 

Prerequisites for this position: successful completion of EPID 821 and EPID 822.