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Research Analyst, Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 18524

Updated: July 8, 2019

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Analyst, Healthcare Operations Management. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reports to the Principal Investigator.

On a day-to-day basis, the person in this position is expected to work directly with the Associate Director, the research manager, post-doctoral research fellows, and other research associates and research assistants on the research team.  The work requires health services research expertise related to support the management, execution, analysis and knowledge translation of research studies.

Position Description

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

  • Communication and Scientific Contribution
    • Optimization models for health care planning including validation and development
    • Drafting publication plans for projects including those using administrative data
    • Drafting research grant proposals for simulation modeling studies using administrative health data
    • Support the preparation of research manuscripts to be submitted for publication and/or presentation, primarily on the analysis of quantitative administrative health data
    • Co-investigators and collaborators are contacted and information is requested and obtained in a courteous and timely manner
    • Operates independently in carrying out assignments and projects, seeking guidance and consulting others when appropriate
    • Knowledge translation documentation including reports, presentations and manuscripts are delivered within timelines
    • Conducts background research such as searches, critical appraisal and summary of literature, as needed to support the project
    • All related documentation is organized and managed effectively
  • Judgment and Decision Making
    • Preparing and submitting research projects for ethics approval
    • Preparing project management plans and overseeing the execution of the project according to timelines
    • Develops and implements research plans and analysis procedures based on overall research goals
    • Observes, records and interprets results
    • Recommends appropriate adjustments to model design and procedures
    • Advises regarding potential initiatives in their field of expertise
    • Participate in the design and development of equipment, processes, and procedures
    • Responsible for making recommendations and implementing change to methods, procedures, practices, and policies
  • Leadership and Research Management
    • Provides leadership and guidance to students and research associates within the project team
    • Support others on the research team as required and provide input on future research by drafting proposals, manuscripts, grant applications, and writing ethics protocols
    • Support the progress of the research team by providing analytical support, mentoring students and writing grants
    • Drafting and development of research proposals, data analysis, knowledge translation and project specific tasks/deliverables
    • Prepare results for presentation and publication including preparation of draft reports and articles
    • Producing deliverables on time and managing multiple projects
    • Communicate with the project team, co-investigators and collaborators and students at University of Calgary and other universities

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • PhD in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Health Economics (with a focus on modelling), Applied Mathematics/Statistics or a related discipline
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience in quantitative health services research
  • Minimum 2 years related experience using and analyzing administrative health data using a variety of mathematical models such as combinatorial, robust and stochastic optimization
  • Superior skills in management and descriptive analysis of quantitative health data including experience using large, complex administrative health data sets, electronic medical health records and simulation modelling
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including in particular the database applications - Excel and Access
  • Previous quantitative health research experience including knowledge of modeling software such as SAS, R or Stata
  • Previous quantitative health research and health system modelling experience, including working knowledge of modelling software such as CPLEX Optimization Studio; AnyLogic and Arena
  • Experience conducting systematic reviews and synthesizing relevant literature
  • Skilled in academic scientific writing
  • History of published papers in scientific, peer reviewed journals, including operations research journals  or public health journals
  • Previous experience in writing successful national and provincial peer-reviewed grants
  • Experience in preparing presentations to multiple stakeholder groups

Application Deadline:  July 19, 2019

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 Technical 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.

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