Research Analyst(s), Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 19583
Location: Foothills Campus
Application Deadline: November 18, 2019

Position Overview

The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for two (2) Research Analyst(s). This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 6 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

At the Health Technology Assessment Unit, we are a team of dedicated health services researchers who are passionate about bridging the gap between science and policy. Together, we offer a unique skill set in systematic reviews, health economics, program evaluation and research design and methodology. Our vision is to be a leader in supporting evidence-informed health policy with innovative and relevant research. We conduct health technology assessments for a wide variety of interventions and stakeholders meant to address a broad range of health policy questions. As a partner in the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process, we support achieving optimal use of technologies throughout their lifetime. Our innovative research program includes health technology assessments, economic evaluation, reimbursement decision-making and health technology reassessment. We actively build capacity in both the evidence producing and evidence receiving communities through traditional graduate training and leading-edge continuous learning opportunities.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Timely delivery of HTA services to stakeholders
  • Development of scientifically rigorous knowledge synthesis products that follow best practices in conduct and reporting
  • Innovative and creative approaches to diverse knowledge synthesis products in a variety of diseases and conditions
  • Responsible for the administration and coordination of research projects
  • Contribution to the overall HTA Units research, learning and development objectives
  • Leadership in the preparation of manuscripts, reports and other scientific products
  • Manage and execute research projects in a timely manner
  • Prepare and write reviews, scientific abstracts and papers
  • Present specialized, technical information and research results to internal and external stakeholders
  • Exhibit a commitment to mentorship and training of students and junior staff
  • Provide research support, produce reports, and administer research policies and procedures

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • MSc in a health-related discipline such as health services research, epidemiology or health policy
  • BSc trained applicants with systematic review experience will be considered
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience in a health related discipline
  • Experience with systematic reviews and meta-analysis required
  • Health policy and Health Technology Assessment experience is an asset
  • Demonstrated strength in communication, interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team
  • Ability to provide support to other members of the team and related units and teams
  • Demonstrated proficiency in scientific writing, including drafts of systematic reviews, scientific abstracts, manuscripts for peer-review, and other scientific products
  • Experience in public speaking and presenting at research forums is an asset
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Stata is an asset
  • Knowledge of the Universities core business systems is desirable

Application Deadline: November 18, 2019

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

For more information, please visit the following website:  https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/4729852-research-analyst-s-community-health-sciences-cumming-school-of-medicine