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Research Analyst, Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 21292

Updated: November 20, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

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

Reporting to the Principal Investigator.

The Research Analysts primary purpose is to support the Principal Investigator(s) through the coordination and administration of the projects undertaken by the Health Technology Assessment Unit, based at the University of Calgary. This position will focus on the inequity in pharmaceutical policy by contribution to quantitative health services research focusing upon key questions.

Position Description

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

  • Creativity in methodological approaches and their application to policy relevant work

  • Contribute to systematic reviews in a team setting

  • Analyze quantitative data, including healthcare administrative data

  • Compile, clean, and manage pre-collected and translated qualitative data, including focus group/interview transcripts, observation notes, and participant demographic data

  • Review and code qualitative data using thematic analysis while maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Complete systematic policy literature searches

  • Contribute to the execution of qualitative studies and key informant interviews

  • Contribute to quantitative health services research focusing upon key questions in pharmaceutical policy

  • Execute multiple projects in a timely fashion while upholding the best practices for scientific rigor within the field of knowledge synthesis and policy analysis

  • Contribute to project and timeline development as appropriate

  • Preparation of manuscripts for publication, and other dissemination activities

  • Participate in all aspects of the research process, including literature review, recruitment, data collection, analysis, and publication as required

     

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • MSc. or PhD in health services research, research methods, epidemiology, data science or social sciences with a focus in health, or healthcare policy

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience and completion of post secondary education in related discipline

  • Experience with analyzing administrative health data and/or formal training in quantitative methods using statistical software (proficiency in Stata and/or R is an asset) 

  • Experience with collecting and/or analyzing qualitative data on health topics or formal training in using qualitative analysis using software (proficiency in NVivo is an asset)

  • Prior experience with publishing peer-reviewed academic manuscripts or policy reports (one or more publications in the area of Health Technology Assessment or pharmaceutical policy is an asset)

  • Demonstrated strength in communication, interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team

  • Ability to solve complex problems and identify viable analysis designs

  • Experience and exposure within a health policy environment is an asset

  • Knowledge of theory and practical application of health research is an asset

  • Knowledge of University core business systems is desirable

Application Deadline:  December 4, 2020

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 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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