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Research Associate, Population, Public and Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical NetworkTM (PPIH SCNTM)

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Author pmnationtalk
Date July 9, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Alberta Health Services
Salary $28.20 – $48.45 - Per Hour
Location Calgary, AB
Category Research / Development
Client Alberta Health Services
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Research Associate, Population, Public and Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical NetworkTM (PPIH SCNTM)

Location: Calgary, AB – Southport Tower

Hourly Range:  $28.20 – $48.45

Posting End Date: July 18, 2018

Full Posting available at:

Your Opportunity:

This Research Associate position is responsible and accountable for research and evaluation support to the Grant Management Team in applied research/evaluation initiatives outlined within the Prevention of Cancer among Indigenous peoples and vulnerable population’s Grant Management Plan. 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.


Reporting directly to the Executive Director of the PPIH SCN with the support of the Indigenous Scientist, the Research Associate works collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team to successfully support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of applied research projects occurring across three project areas. The position will primarily support the HICP project to create and implement a request for proposals approach with Indigenous organizations in cancer prevention. The Research Associate works with the Indigenous Scientist to plan, implement and monitor all phases of the HICP grant program, from the initial development of the request for proposals through to the implementation and evaluation phases. The Research Associate supports successful grantees to ensure their project objectives align with AHS policies and practices as well as support the implementation and evaluation of the HICP grant program. The successful candidate will have a comprehensive understanding and capability to undertake approaches in grant management including evaluation with Indigenous communities and organizations assisting in all aspects of projects from design to the development of project research perspectives, which include methods, analytics, and the metrics required for informed and evidence-based decision making.

  • Classification: Research Associate
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: Resrch Proj ACPLF006735 Todd K
  • Primary Location: Southport Tower
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • FTE: 00
  • Posting End Date: 18-JUL-2018
  • Date Available: 30-JUL-2018
  • Temporary End Date: 31-MAY-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 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: N/A

Required Qualifications:

Comprehensive knowledge and experience working with Indigenous communities or populations. Strong knowledge of Indigenous health policy directions and strategies. Experience with quantitative/qualitative research methodologies in cancer and/or chronic disease research. Demonstrated skills and experience in research methods, particularly quantitative research methodologies and bio-statistical analyses, strong technical writing skills and ability to translate complex scientific evidence for informed decision making. At least two years’ experience working with statistical analysis software (SAS or Stata preferred) Firm understanding of research design and methods. Self-directed with strong analytical skills, attention to detail, with an ability to handle multiple tasks. Strong written and oral skills for the use in the development of oral presentations, summaries, reports, journal articles, systematic literature reviews, and manuscripts, etc. Knowledge of cancer prevention modifiable risk factors, Indigenous research methodologies, health promotion and disease prevention, including strategies and best practice evidence related to cancer prevention.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Experience with Indigenous health research and methodologies. Strong background in applied knowledge and use of Indigenous Ways of Knowing, ethics and protocol. Experience working with a variety of Indigenous public, private, nonprofit and grassroots organizational structures. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development. Knowledge of project management methodology in a health care setting. Knowledge of Indigenous health, health promotion and disease prevention, including strategies and best practice evidence related to cancer prevention. Experience in literature reviews and synthesis of large amounts of information. Aptitude for building and sustaining complex relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Strong computer skills and proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets and relational databases. Proficiency in SAS, STATA, Tableau.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree (preferred) in a health-related field and a minimum of three years’ experience in a population health-related field. Ability to navigate through AHS systems and processes is an asset.

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