Job title: Business Partner, Health Innovations

Company: Alberta Innovates

Job description: Business Partner, Health InnovationAlberta Innovates is seeking a Business Partner accountable for monitoring health-related investments managed by the Research or Health System Transformation Portfolios.Are you our next Business Partner, Health Innovation? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Are passionate about health innovation and highly motivated to learn.
  • Have strong knowledge of current health challenges, an understanding of technological advances, and market trends.
  • Have a strong record of delivering results through problem-solving, collaboration, and project-management skills.

We are game changers.Alberta Innovates is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre, and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and omics. We work with our partners to diversify Alberta’s economy, improve our environmental performance and enhance the well-being of Albertans through research and innovation.Our subsidiary, InnoTech Alberta, offers a diversified range of scientific engineering and technological research and testing capabilities, and the facilities to support technology scale-up. Our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to health to food and fibre. InnoTech Alberta offers you access to research talent, technical expertise, and unique facilities that can help accelerate technology development that serves both the private and public sector.Intrigued? Here’s some more information about the position:Reporting to the Director of Research or Director of Health System Transformation, The Business Partner, Health Innovation plays an important role in both stakeholder management and investment management within the Health Innovation team, particularly within the Research and Health System Transformation portfolios. The position is also expected to proactively act in the interests of Albertans to ensure investments are moving towards impact – this will include identifying potential partners, working closely with the Directors and other team members to build, maintain, and execute value-add relationships with partners. The successful incumbent will be accountable for (but not limited to) the following:

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  • Contributes to the management of program investments and all activities related to the lifecycle of investments. This includes monitoring and evaluating project investments in the Research and Health System Transformation portfolios, program design and implementation.
  • Contributes to portfolio and program evaluations, operationalizing reporting tools, and developing strategies for improvement.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, industry colleagues and government representatives towards achieving impact.
  • Stay abreast of industry and competitive trends; maintain a broad understanding of the key macro and microeconomic issues, and the key stakeholders involved in Alberta’s industries, government, and various government agencies to educate Senior Management and integrate into the planning function.
  • Proactively identify and evaluate opportunities for business growth and innovation within the health sector.

Educational Requirement:

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in health sciences, economics, or commerce is required. Master’s degree in a health sciences, economics, or commerce preferred.

Experience and Qualifications we are looking for:

  • 2-5 years of experience in a research and innovation administration environment
  • Experience establishing and maintaining good working relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders to support the development and delivery of initiatives.
  • Experience with program management.
  • Broad knowledge of the health and innovation environment in Alberta.
  • Demonstratable knowledge with regards to emerging health issues, trends, technological advances, and their application across the health continuum from prevention, diagnosis, intervention.
  • Knowledge and experience with working with post-secondary institutes, health system, political/government structures, and processes.
  • Experience in translational or implementation health research, preferred.
  • Knowledge of health technology commercialization or implementation barriers, preferred.

Skills Required:

  • Strong program management skills
  • Effective stakeholder engagement, relationship management and development; ability to engage stakeholders at all levels of the organization and externally.
  • Planning and priority management skills
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong critical evaluation skills
  • Ability to manage resources and time effectively.
  • Ability to manage and respond to change and work in a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Exceptional verbal, written, listening and interpersonal skills to convey concepts and information.
  • Teamwork and collaborative skills
  • Ability to influence stakeholders.
  • Adaptable and able to meet and exceed deadlines.
  • Creativity

Why Alberta Innovates?We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow learning of new skills. We know that the wellness of our team is the most important part of our business, so we offer a strong benefits package and generous vacation and paid time off programs to promote work-life balance.The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.ALBERTA INNOVATES IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUITY IN EMPLOYMENT AND ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM ALL QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS. WE WISH TO THANK ALL APPLICANTS FOR THEIR INTEREST. HOWEVER, ONLY THOSE INVITED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.

Location: Edmonton, AB

Job date: Sun, 12 May 2024 07:00:21 GMT