Alberta’s Tomorrow Project (ATP) was launched in 2000 as a prospective cohort to examine the relationship between environmental, lifestyle, and genetic factors and the incidence of cancer and chronic diseases. ATP aims to increase knowledge about the causes and prevention of cancer and chronic disease by tracking the health and lifestyles of 55,000 Albertans for up to 50 years. Since the end of recruitment, ATP’s attention has shifted from one of collection, processing and storage of data and bio-specimens to one of sharing the growing repositories of data and bio-specimens with researchers to help understand more about causes of cancer and chronic diseases. One of ATP’s main focus areas is to ensure the retention of the participants during this follow-up period. Therefore, one of the priorities will be to understand barriers to retention among ATP participants through tailored outreach messaging and use the findings to improve upon current survey collection methodologies. In addition, ATP would also like to engage key stakeholder to ensure we are working on projects relevant to current needs. All Non-Union Exempt positions are being reviewed for possible inclusion in the AUPE General Support Services bargaining unit. If this position is impacted, the incumbent will be notified accordingly.
The main responsibility of the KTE/Evaluation Associate is to develop and carry out stakeholder engagement plans and translate knowledge generated through ATP research as well as to ensure projects are informed by evidence/knowledge users. The successful incumbent will be involved in the development and implementation of participant and stakeholder engagement initiatives, translating knowledge generated through ATP data, and support program evaluation and research work. In addition, this position will provide support for other operational activities as required and provide the knowledge translation and evaluation perspective in other ATP projects.
- Classification: Associate
- Union: Exempt
- Department: Tomr ProjResrch CPAC2395 VenaJ
- Primary Location: Richmond Road Diag Treat Centr
- Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
- FTE: 1.00
- Posting End Date: 09-OCT-2018
- Date Available: 19-OCT-2018
- Temporary End Date: 01-OCT-2019
- Hours per Shift: 7.75
- Length of Shift in weeks: 2
- Shifts per cycle: 10
- Shift Pattern: Days
- Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
- Minimum Salary: $28.20
- Maximum Salary: $48.45
- Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Masters required in related discipline (e.g., health science, public health, health services research, implementation science). 3-5 years’ experience in stakeholder engagement, knowledge translation, and evaluation. 3-5 years’ experience in health research. Proficiency with software programs for data analysis. Proficiency in Adobe Pro and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Organized, resourceful, and self-motivating with meticulous attention to detail. Proficient in communicating with multiple and diverse stakeholders. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong team player.
Additional Required Qualifications
Experience in population health research. Experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Proficiency with statistical software programs such as SAS/SPSS.