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Research Analyst, Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 22587

Updated: April 6, 2021

Location: Foothills Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for two (2) Research Analyst(s). This Full-time Fixed Short-Term position is for approximately 6 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to Director of the Health Technology Assessment Unit. 

At the Health Technology Assessment Unit, we are a team of dedicated health services researchers who are passionate about bridging the gap between science and policy. Together, we offer a unique skill set in systematic reviews, health economics, program evaluation and research design and methodology. Our vision is to be a leader in supporting evidence-informed health policy with innovative and relevant research.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Timely delivery of HTA services to stakeholders
  • Development of scientifically rigorous knowledge synthesis products that follow best practices in conduct and reporting
  • Innovative and creative approaches to diverse knowledge synthesis products in a variety of diseases and conditions
  • Development of scientifically rigorous knowledge synthesis products that follow best practices in conduct and reporting
  • Innovative and creative approaches to diverse knowledge synthesis products in variety of diseases and condition
  • Responsible for the administration and coordination of research projects
  • Contribution to the overall HTA Units research, learning and development objectives
  • Leadership in the preparation of manuscripts, reports and other scientific products
  • Manage and execute research projects in a timely manner
  • Contribute to and foster the positive team environment
  • Prepare and write reviews, scientific abstracts and papers
  • In collaboration with Principle Investigator, develop and evaluate research activities and recommend improvements when appropriate
  • Present specialized, technical information and research results to internal and external stakeholders

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • MSc in a health-related discipline such as health services research, epidemiology or health policy
  • BSc trained applicants with systematic review experience will be considered
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience in a health related discipline
  • Experience with systematic reviews and meta-analysis required.  Health policy and Health Technology Assessment experience is an asset
  • Demonstrated strength in communication, interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team
  • Ability to provide support to other members of the team and related units and teams
  • Demonstrated proficiency in scientific writing, including drafts of systematic reviews, scientific abstracts, manuscripts for peer-review, and other scientific products
  • Experience in public speaking and presenting at research forums is an asset
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Experience with Stata is an asset
  • Open to learning and development, and be willing to accept new challenges and assignments
  • Knowledge of the Universities core business systems is desirable

Application Deadline:  April 20, 2021

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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