Link to posting: https://careers.albertahealthservices.ca/jobs/scientist-primary-health-care-59006?et=ozcwEe45
The Scientist - Primary Health Care is a key leadership role and reports directly to the Director, Evaluation and Analytics (Primary Health Care). 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.
This position provides an opportunity to engage in advancement of population health applied research. The scope of projects and activities includes, but is not limited to, building a population health needs framework in order to understand the health of the population at desired geographic levels with a particular focus on modifiable risk factors, multiple determinants of health, and health equity.
A PhD (or equivalent) in a health related field (e.g., epidemiology) with strong emphasis on methods expertise in population and public health, accomplished written and oral communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to build teams is required. Post-doctoral experience in a related subject field of study is favorable. A minimum five years of research related experience, including provincial work leading complex initiatives and/or projects in the area of population health or primary health care.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Ideal candidates would possess strong expertise in community epidemiology and biostatistics, including hierarchical models, spatial models and study design. Strong knowledge and expertise of scientific concepts, principles and methods. High level of expertise in their discipline (e.g., epidemiology). Broad-based skills and knowledge of several quantitative research methodologies and corresponding bio statistical analyses. Advanced understanding/skills in bio statistical analyses and reporting tools. In-depth understanding of relational databases including complex health-related data such as social and population data. Proven ability to foster partnerships within an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity as well as with public health agencies, government, committees, and other partners to deliver customer focused solutions. Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. A demonstrated pattern of professional and personal development with previous experience mentoring staff is helpful. Demonstrated leadership skills, including demonstrated ability, and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and ability to inspire and build confidence in others.
Proven ability to foster partnerships within an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity as well as with public health agencies, government, committees, and other partners to deliver customer-focused solutions. Familiarity with types of information and data available locally and provincially through health care services, government ministries and national surveys. Previous leadership experience desired.
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