Research Assistant / Information Analyst
Alberta Health Services
Edmonton, AB
As a Research Assistant, you will be part of the Decision Support Services team which supports all aspects of research, evaluation, and performance management initiatives for Addiction and Mental Health, Edmonton Zone. Using a wide range of specialized skills in the areas of evaluation, research, and performance management, you will support decision-makers and programs by providing services that support the development of best and promising practices and evidence-based addiction and mental health services. The team works in collaboration with various stakeholders including clinical staff, management, and executives.

Classification: Research Assistant EDM MH
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: UA-Research and Evaluatio-EDM
Primary Location: Edmonton Mental Health Clinic
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 22-FEB-2019
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 04-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: $34.03
Maximum Salary: $44.88
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of bachelor's degree in the social or behavioural sciences, social work or health related field.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a research setting. Minimum 1 year experience in program evaluation and/or performance measurement in an Addiciton and Mental Health setting an asset. Experience in screening, cleaning, linking, creating, modifying, validating, and analyzing large datasets in a statistical or database-management software package. Knowledge of and ability to produce descriptive, inferential, and predictive statistics. Proficiency and/or superior skills in SQL Server, Tableau, Access, and statistical software. Ability to liaison with multiple stakeholders. Strong verbal and written communication skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s level education preferred (a minimum of Bachelor’s degree is required) in the social or behavioural sciences, social work or health related field with a research design background and a substantive focus in an area relevant to addiction and mental health. Familiarity with health records classification techniques (e.g., ICD-10; DSM-5) preferred. Previous experience in developing and implementing performance measures and dashboards style reports is an asset.