Senior Analyst - Health Economics - Calgary


The Senior Analyst - Health Economics in Population, Public and Indigenous Health plays an integral role in the achievement of Surveillance and Infrastructure business and strategic plans, reporting to the Scientist, Population, Public and Indigenous Health. The Senior Analyst provides expertise in complex economic modeling methods, costing, budget impact analysis, and economic evaluation methods. The Senior Analyst provides counsel to administrators, physicians and analysts in Surveillance and Infrastructure, on all aspects related to economic evaluation and the application of health economics systems and related methods, analytics, and metrics that assess economic value and inform evidence-based decision making. This position establishes and maintains positive relationships with key zone and provincial research and administrative staff. The Senior Analyst in Population, Public and Indigenous Health is also responsible for working with Scientists in Population, Public and Indigenous Health, who lead and collaborate on a variety of public health applied research projects and studies that advance the goals and strategic directions of Population, Public and Indigenous Health programs and services. This includes study design, implementation, management, complex statistical analysis, and interpretation; Applies health economic principles, frameworks, concepts, methods and processes to address surveillance, health status, population and public health issues to inform decision making. All Non-Union Exempt positions are being reviewed for possible inclusion in the AUPE General Support Services bargaining unit. If this position is impacted, the incumbent will be notified accordingly.


The Senior Analyst - Health Economics leads advanced economic analysis for projects including data extractions, linkages, recoding, analysis, modeling, and interpretation. Oversees the development, quality and maintenance of economic specific databases. Assists in the design of studies and development of research protocols; Provides health economics expertise to scientists, physicians, and administrative and analytical staff related to the development of questions, design of research studies, the application of appropriate methodologies, data collection and standards; Provides data, information and research evidence to support critical decision making regarding economic value for programs and services within Population and Public Health portfolio and the Population, Public, and Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical Network (PPIH SCN); Prepares analytical reports and background/discussion papers related to assigned and lead research studies; Participates in grant preparation for Unit-specific studies; Collects, maintains, compiles, synthesizes, interprets, analyzes and reports primary and secondary data; Participates in the dissemination of key findings critical for decision making in the portfolio; Contributes to the preparation of written and oral presentations, summaries, reports, journal articles, manuscripts, etc. Presents research evidence in meetings and seminars within AHS; Fosters communication with partners inside AHS; Works collaboratively with other AHS programs and services in PPIH and the PPIH SCN to ensure that programming initiatives are built on current evidence as well as generating new practice-based evidence; Collaborates with staff and physicians in AHS to define issues, scope projects, and design investigations; Assists with the management and inventory of databases with the potential for research and administrative analysis.

  • Classification: Analyst
  • Union: Exempt
  • Primary Location: Southport
  • Negotiable Location: Within Edmonton Zone
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 04-MAR-2019
  • Date Available: 18-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: $28.20
  • Maximum Salary: $48.45
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in health economics or economics with health background plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience undertaking economic analyses in a health related field. A minimum of 3 years in a health care organization of significant size, complexity and diversity.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Excellent knowledge of economic methodologies, approaches and analyses. Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills. Experience coordinating multidisciplinary projects that involved multiple stakeholders. Ability to design clear procedures for collecting, cleaning and reporting data. Ability to conduct comprehensive searches of literature (academic and non-academic) and strong critical appraisal skills. Proven ability to collaborate with administrators, researchers and planners. Strong ability to plan, organize and manage short and long term plans and projects and deliver customer-focused results. Excellent analytical and decision-making skills. Strong skills working with economic modelling software such as TreeAge (other statistical software will be considered). Demonstrated ability to work well in a high-paced team setting and independently.

Preferred Qualifications:

A PhD degree is an asset. Healthcare experience an asset.

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