Responsibilities and Accountabilities include: 1. Provide vision, leadership and direction to the departmental program to meet its core business and goals including human resource and budget oversight (40%). 2. Provide leadership and expertise within Population, Public and Indigenous Health (PPIH) in the use of evidence to inform decision making in public health practice and service delivery through personal consultation, committee membership and mentorship. This includes the generation, appraisal, interpretation and application of evidence. Linkage to academic research is encouraged (i.e., independent research or contributions) to inform applied research activities (30%). 3. Lead the development of monitoring and evaluation indicators with a particular focus on maternal child health, mental health, inequalities, environmental public health, chronic disease and injury (10%). 4. Grant preparation, research proposal development, ethical approval submission, and study implementation in areas aligned with AHS and PPIH priorities including oversight of research grants and knowledge translation, including manuscript submission. Graduate student mentorship and supervision (10%). 5. Create and maximize opportunities for collaboration across PHSI units, PPIH portfolios and divisions within AHS, academic institutions and other sectors provincially and nationally in generating and using evidence to support practice and service delivery (10%).
PhD with an Epidemiologic, Population Health, Health Services or applied Research focus. A minimum of 5 years research experience as an independent investigator with a record of publications and grant acquisitions. This position requires diplomacy, leadership, strategic thinking, organization, and the ability to build consensus, maintain objectives, and focus on achieving goals and supporting others in achieving goals while balancing competing priorities. Expertise in preparation of applied research grants and study conduct. Excellence in scientific and public written and verbal communication. Solid understanding of both research and health care environments. Ability to foster collaboration and develop partnerships. Ability to manage professional staff, monitor and oversee budgets in a complex, diverse and changing environment. Ability to coach, teach, and to inspire and build confidence in others. Ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues.