Health Services Scientist
Alberta Health Services
Calgary, AB
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: Plans and implements research, evaluation, and measurement initiatives ensuring investigation aligns with priority areas and is scientifically sound. Leads, creates and negotiates the implementation of innovative scientific solutions to complex and diverse issues. Contributes to development of new scientific methodologies and the published literature. Ensures that decision makers understand the evidence that was synthesized and contributes to decisions consistent with evidence. Leads the integration of evidence into practice in collaboration with a team of stakeholders both internal and external. Collaborates across divisions within AHS, with Academic institutions and other sectors provincially and nationally. Works collaboratively with a team of other Scientists, an Evaluation Lead, and the Integration and Project Management Leads to ensure integration across all innovation streams. Provide scientific direction and mentoring to research and evaluation associates/assistants to ensure scientific rigor. Participates in strategic and operational planning.

Classification: Scientist
Union: Exempt
Department: ACB REG RES Dis Inj PrvCntl35
Primary Location: Holy Cross Site Phase II
Negotiable Location: Within Calgary Zone
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 28-FEB-2019
Date Available: 08-MAR-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $34.52
Maximum Salary: $59.20
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
A Doctorate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or health services research, plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience undertaking research in a health related field. A minimum of 5 years of experience, conducting complex statistical analyzes for epidemiologic and/or health services research. A minimum of 3 years in a health care organization of significant size, complexity and diversity (healthcare experience an asset). Extensive knowledge of quantitative research methodologies and biostatistical analyzes including conducting scientific and epidemiologic investigations and translating evidence for informed decision making. Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills. Experience managing multidisciplinary projects that involve multiple stakeholders. Proven ability to liaise with senior leaders in health care, researchers, planners and senior administrators throughout AHS, Universities, Alberta Health and Wellness, and outside agencies and organizations. Strong ability to plan, organize and manage short and long-term plans and projects and deliver customer-focused results. Excellent critical appraisal skills.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Strong ability to plan, organize and manage short and long-term plans and projects and deliver customer-focused results. Excellent critical appraisal skills. Strong conceptual and problem solving skills. Strong organizational skills, influential skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development. Demonstrated ability to work well in a high-paced team setting and independently. Currently possess or will seek an adjunct position within an academic institution. Leads applied research projects including development of new project ideas (including problem definition and defining study design), analysis of results, and reports on project findings, as well as communication and dissemination of findings to appropriate audiences. Works with other researchers in the field (locally, provincially, nationally) to determine interventions that will have the most impact on cancer prevention. Works collaboratively with the Health Services Integration Lead, research associates, assistants and works with multidisciplinary teams across the Province on the development, implementation and evaluation of ACPLF projects.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrates expertise in research methods, epidemiology, and theoretical frameworks that apply to developing and implementing applied research projects in the Health Services setting. Provides methodological consultation to the research team on the application of appropriate methodologies, data collection, analysis and standards for projects.