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Reporting to the Senior Scientist, the Scientist for Health Services is a key leadership role who provides direction and oversees prevention and screening interventions in this stream. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience in applied research. This position is responsible and accountable for providing direction to the innovation streams in the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund. The purpose of the Health Services stream is to work in collaboration with stakeholders, including acute/cancer care providers, so that every patient who may benefit is offered and supported with effective cancer prevention interventions and screening. This will be accomplished through the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative, evidence-based projects.


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.

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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