Applied Research Scientist

Alberta Health Services
ALB00108559 Requisition #
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Our work at the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund (ACPLF) is focused on Alberta’s goal to be a place where most cancers are prevented. The ACPLF approach is all about unleashing the cancer prevention potential that exists in homes, communities, workplaces, and healthcare settings across the province. We are doing this by creating platforms through which partners from government, business, health services, and the voluntary sector can connect, learn, co-design, test and implement local solutions for cancer prevention. Sustainable, broad impact in cancer prevention requires comprehensive and integrated action at the individual, organization, community and systems levels. It requires sound research together with collaborative implementation to make a real impact. 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 Applied Research Scientist plays a key leadership role in support of the prevention and screening goals of the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund (ACPLF). The successful candidate will lead and provide direction on applied health research initiatives and work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team both internal and external to ACPLF. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience in settings-based approaches to health promotion. This position is responsible and accountable for leading and providing direction for applied research initiatives in support of the vision, mission and business plan for the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund.

  • Classification: Scientist
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: ACB REG RES Dis Inj PrvCntl35
  • Primary Location: Holy Cross Site Phase II
  • Employee Class: Casual/Relief
  • FTE: 0.00
  • Posting End Date: 30-SEP-2019
  • Date Available: 10-OCT-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: Varied
  • Shifts per cycle: Varied
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $34.52
  • Maximum Salary: $59.20
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

A PhD in Population Health, Public Health, Epidemiology, Cancer Prevention or a related field.

Additional Required Qualifications:

A minimum of 5 years of experience in Public Health, Epidemiology, Cancer Prevention or a related field (can include doctoral/post-doctoral work). Expertise in implementing and evaluating settings-based approaches to health promotion. Experience in workplace health or community health promotion. Experience in planning and evaluating complex public health interventions. Experience creating knowledge products for academic and public audiences. A demonstrated clear pattern of profession and personal development. 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 service organizations, universities, government, and other agencies/organizations. Strong ability to plan, organize and manage short and long term projects and deliver customer-focused results. Excellent critical appraisal skills. Strong conceptual and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

As Required.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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