GIS Job Opportunity at Dalhousie
Geographic Information System (GIS) Research Assistant
The GIS specialist will work on a Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) funded project exploring arsenic in drinking water and cancer risk. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team with expertise in epidemiology, health geography, GIS, statistics, cancer registry data and environmental chemistry. The post is based in the Population Cancer Research Program (PCRP), an expanding research unit at Dalhousie University that is developing a wide portfolio of research projects related to cancer, chronic diseases and health care utilisation.
The successful candidate will identify, collate, manipulate and analyse environmental GIS datasets in order to develop a statistical model to predict the occurrence of arsenic in drinking water supplies in Nova Scotia. The post holder will use well water data to map potential arsenic exposure across the province; including georeferencing, cleaning, manipulating, analysing and mapping the data using ArcGIS. Other duties will include, mapping and spatial analysis of cancer data, involvement in project meetings; project development; literature searches and reviews; assistance with knowledge dissemination, including contributing to the preparation and dissemination of reports and research papers; and input into the research goals of the PCRP.