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Senior Researcher

Senior Researcher
Regular Full Time
U of A Hospital
AHS Research for Clin Netwk
2012-12-06  Time: 23:59

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Assistant Scientific Director for Strategic Clinical Networks (SCN) and/or Operational Clinical Networks (OCN) is a key leadership role, reporting to the Scientific Director of a SCN/OCN, and to the Director, Research Excellence Support Team, AHS. The Assistant Scientific Director is responsible for collaborating with and supporting the Scientific Director to develop, implement and evaluate the SCN/OCN research and knowledge translation (KT) strategies in alignment with AHS strategic priorities, the AHS Research and Innovation Strategy, and the Alberta Health Research and Innovation Strategy (AHRIS). The SCN/OCN Assistant Scientific Director is a major contributor of strategic ideas and innovations that advance the research strategy goals of the AHS Research portfolio.

Please Note: Five SCNs are recruiting an Assistant Scientific Director at this time:
  • Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition
  • Addictions and Mental Health
  • Bone and Joint Health
  • Cardiovascular and Stroke
  • Senior’s Health

    NB: Be sure to specify the SCN to which you are applying in your cover letter. Failure to do so will delay your application.

    Key Responsibilities:
  • Support the creation of measurement frameworks, facilitate data access and analysis, and create research reports of value for the Scientific Director and stakeholders, (e.g. researchers, knowledge users, partners) that advance the SCN’s research priorities (Nationally funded research projects/teams and robust KT products are the goal.)
  • Help to develop and/or review business cases and team grant applications that support the SCN’s research priorities
  • Help all stakeholders fund and operationalize research projects and KT of the highest value to the research priorities of the SCN
  • Participate on and represent the SD and the SCN at relevant events and on committees and working groups (including work with other SCNs and OCNs)
  • Champion a successful on-going capacity development and training strategy for the SCN in collaboration with network members, partners, and counterparts from other SCNs and OCNs
  • Support the SD in creating a provincial community of interest for their SCN
  • Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with provincial, national and international partners to advance SCN’s research mandates, including other SCNs and Operational Clinical Networks (OCNs), other relevant colleagues across AHS and in other government departments, academic partners, private sector partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions (AIHS) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Develop, implement and evaluate research and innovation strategies and plans with/and for a group of people with widely varied research expertise; from both AHS (i.e., health organization) and academic institution perspectives
  • Manage and provide decision support around research business cases; i.e. problem solving from a research and a business perspective
  • Collaborate with University Faculty and staff as well as with a large number of partners/stakeholders to manage and share knowledge pertaining to the SCN’s contributions to improving health and the health system
  • Share knowledge through publications and other knowledge exchange mechanisms
  • Influence grants topics, research team membership and funding source options for researchers in their network
  • Manage relevant human and financial resources required to fulfill the SD and Research Associate’s role (e.g. the SCN Research Development Budget)
  • Access data as well as tracking and reporting progress to achieve SCN research priorities on an annual and as-needed basis (Priority programs will be defined by the SD and operationalized through the efforts of this associate)
  • Possess and maintain strong content knowledge related to the SCN/OCN
  • Assist in budget tracking for budgets that vary in size depending on the research project(s)
  • Assist in business and operational planning and is also expected to assist the SD in strategic planning

    Salary/Benefits: This position is classified as a P4-2. Minimum $80,000.00 to maximum $119,750.00 annually.
  • A Graduate Degree in a relevant area; PhD preferred and an MBA would be an advantage; equivalent education and/or experience may be considered
  • 5 years progressive experience in research and innovation related environments
  • Experience with research funding agencies or with the research granting process would be an asset
  • Familiarity with AHS ethics policies, data and privacy requirements is essential
  • Experience working independently in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity is an asset
  • Extensive experience developing frameworks, reports, plans (business, work, strategic, action, implementation plans) and other related documents including completing literature reviews, situational and needs analyses; and developing resources, and / or grant / funding proposals
  • Experience facilitating, engaging and mobilizing multisectoral stakeholders and establishing cooperative and collaborative relationships

  • AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
    to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

    Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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