W21C Implementation Scientist, Department of Medicine

  • Full Time
  • Canada


Job title: W21C Implementation Scientist, Department of Medicine

Company: University of Calgary

Job description: Position Overview

The Ward of the 21st Century in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for an Implementation Scientist. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 6 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The W21C is a research and innovation initiative within the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary. W21C’s collaborative space and diverse team program supports and enables health researchers to bring new ideas, prototypes, or health care innovations into the health care environment. One of W21C’s primary goals is to attract and support multidisciplinary researchers, clinicians, industry partners, and patients and their families to collaborate on innovative approaches to improve patient safety and quality of care using state-of-the-art health services and research infrastructure.

Reporting to the Health Everywhere Hub Program Manager at the W21C, the Implementation Scientist will play a critical role in bridging the gap between research findings and practical application within the health system.

Position Description

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

  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Provide mentorship and leadership to Health Everywhere theme leads and project teams on approaches to utilizing implementation science methods, models, and theories
  • Collaborate with transdisciplinary teams to understand and distill complex research findings into actionable recommendations for implementation
  • Develop strategies for translating evidence-based interventions and innovations into real-world settings
  • Lead the development of implementation plans, considering the unique challenges and opportunities within academic and health system contexts
  • Design and oversee the development of programs and initiatives based on research evidence, ensuring they align with individual project and overall Health Everywhere objectives
  • Collaborate with faculty and project teams to identify potential areas for program expansion and improvement
  • Lead and contribute to the development of competitive grant proposals related to implementation science projects
  • Evaluation and Assessment:
  • Develop and implement evaluation frameworks to assess the impact of implemented programs and interventions
  • Use data-driven insights to refine and enhance implementation strategies over time
  • Lead project teams in implementing projects and support the evaluation of related findings
  • Support the translation of research findings into manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national and international conferences
  • Communication and Relationships:
  • Work closely with faculty, other post-secondary institutions, health system partners, and innovators to align implementation strategies with Health Everywhere Hub’s goals
  • Initiate and foster relationships with health system partners that will be involved in implementing research within Health Everywhere
  • Promote collaboration between internal and external partners working with the Health Everywhere Hub
  • Use initiative and good judgment, and work in a cooperative, timely and efficient manner that is proactive in communicating and sharing information

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent in a related field (e.g., Health Sciences, Public Health, Implementation Science, Psychology). A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in applied research, implementation science, or health services research
  • Demonstrated experience in research utilizing implementation science models, theories, frameworks, strategies, and tools
  • Strong understanding of the health system and challenges associated with implementing evidence-based practices
  • Familiarity with digital health or health technology considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse partners

Application Deadline: January 4, 2024

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 X Job Family, Phase X.

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About the University of Calgary

UCalgary is Canada’s entrepreneurial university, located in Canada’s most enterprising city. It is a top research university and one of the highest-ranked universities of its age. Founded in 1966, its 36,000 students experience an innovative learning environment, made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. It is . today at the University of Calgary. For more information, visit .

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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 academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the ( ) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ( ).

Do you have most but not all the qualifications? Research show that women, racialized and visible minorities , and persons with disabilities are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At UCalgary we are committed to achieving equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible employment practices and workplaces and encourage you to apply if you believe you are right for this role.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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Location: Canada

Job date: Sat, 16 Dec 2023 07:41:36 GMT

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