ALB00214974 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

The Cancer SCN has an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate to join its team for 2-year temporary full-time position. Reporting to the Senior Provincial Director and working closely with the Assistant Scientific Director, the Senior Research Associate will lead and carry-out complex research activities for the Cancer SCN’s provincial Alberta Cancer Diagnosis (ACD) Initiative.


The Research Associate will develop a research framework for the Accelerated Cancer Diagnosis (ACD) Initiative and provide recommendations to enhance scientific rigour and evidence. This will include but is not limited to developing and implementing evaluation protocols, statistical analysis plans, and surveys; conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses and/or interpreting data. They will develop and publish peer-reviewed manuscripts with the Cancer SCN team and other stakeholders, and will and present detailed research and evaluation results to a range of audiences in meetings, scientific conferences, and related settings, both within and outside the organization. They will work on a variety of research studies and will typically work on more than one concurrent task. To excel in this position the incumbent must be self-directed and able to work with little supervision. They will require excellent interpersonal and team skills, strong analytical and statistical skills, and experience with working with large multi-faceted datasets. The nature of the role also dictates the need for strong written and oral skills for the use in the development of oral presentations, summaries, reports, journal articles, systematic literature reviews and manuscripts, etc.

  • Classification: Research Associate
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: Alberta Cancer Diagnosis Prg S
  • Primary Location: Sunlife Place
  • Negotiable Location: Provincial
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 25-JUN-2021
  • Date Available: 05-JUL-2021
  • Temporary End Date: 07-JUL-2023
  • 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: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Social Science, Epidemiology/Public Health, Community Health Sciences, Nursing or a related field required.

Additional Required Qualifications:

At least 3 years work experience with quantitative and qualitative research in a healthcare environment. Ability to analyze data using SPSS, STATA, or SAS is essential. Demonstrated ability to prepare and submit manuscripts for publication is essential Ability to use NVivo and/or ATLAS. Demonstrated ability to tailor messages about research findings for a broad range of audiences is an asset.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in a related field is desirable. Content expertise in Cancer an asset.

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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