The Research Scientist – Capacity Demand Modelling is a key scientific leadership role In the SSCN reporting to the Executive Director, SSCN. This position is responsible and accountable for leading and providing direction on the development of a large, multi-year, high budget research project focused on Capacity Demand Modeling in Surgery. This applied research initiative is in support of the vision, mission and business plan of Alberta Health Services and the Surgery Strategic Clinical Network to advance access planning in surgery provincially and decrease surgical wait times for Albertans. The Research Scientist is a contributor of scientific methods, major ideas and innovations that advance the evidence-informed decision making goals of AHS. The Research Scientist provides expert scientific counsel to AHS Executive including; Senior Program Officers, Senior Medical Directors, Research Associates, and Senior Analysts as well as our external partners (e.g., AH, FCCs, PCNs, AMA, HQCA, universities), on all aspects related to scientific and evaluation principles, frameworks, concepts, approaches, methods, analytics, and metrics that inform evidence-based decision making. This position establishes and maintains positive relationships with key local, provincial and national representatives and health care stakeholders including government departments and officials.
A Doctorate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or health services research, plus a minimum of 3 years' experience undertaking research in a health related field. A minimum of 5 years of experience conducting complex statistical analyses for epidemiologic and/or health services research. A minimum of 3 years in a health care organization of significant size, complexity and diversity (healthcare experience an asset). Currently possess or will seek an adjunct position within an academic institution. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development.Additional Required Qualifications:
Extensive knowledge of quantitative research methodologies and biostatistical analyses including conducting scientific and epidemiologic investigations and translating evidence for informed decision making. Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills. Experience managing multidisciplinary projects that involve multiple stakeholders. Proven ability to liaise with senior leaders in health care, researchers, planners and senior administrators throughout AHS, Universities, Alberta Health, and outside agencies and organizations. Strong ability to plan, organize and manage short and long term plans and projects and deliver customer-focused results. Excellent critical appraisal skills. Strong conceptual and problem solving skills. Strong organizational skills, influential skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services. Demonstrated ability to work well in a high-paced team setting and independently.Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with strategic and business planning, budgeting and operations management would be an asset.