Business Associate, Health


The Business Associate, Health is responsible for the development and implementation (including follow-up, revision and maintenance) of the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit (AbSPORU) intake of requests for services working with the client and AbSPORU staff. The business associate must have knowledge of clinical health research and the clinical health research environment in Alberta and apply this knowledge with project management skills to drive the production of key deliverables and impacts for the province. This position is also involved in engaging, co-identifying, and taking novel concepts into co-development and co-implementation of tangible deliverables with the clinical health research community.


Are you our next Project Advisor Health? You would be a good fit for this position if you:


  • Have experience providing technical and project management support, including addressing inquiries, escalating development requests, and promoting standardization across partners.
  • Possess strong project planning skills, maintaining documentation, and ensuring the organized and timely delivery of multiple projects and initiatives.
  • Demonstrate effective engagement and relationship-building abilities, including drafting key messages, developing presentations and materials, and coordinating stakeholder engagement activities.


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 are working 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:

  • Provides technical and project management support for the assigned programs including responding to questions, escalating development requests, and promoting standardization and streamlining across the respective partners.
  • Implements project ideas and areas of priority for the assigned programs.
  • Develops project plans, maintains project documentation, and manages day-to-day project requirements and timing.
  • Monitors progress of multiple projects and initiatives and, where required, begins actions to ensure organized and timely delivery of assigned projects and initiatives.
  • Supports effective engagement and relationship building activities to promote the assigned programs.
  • Ensures development of communication and related stakeholder engagement activities including drafting of identified key messages and development of presentations, print, & website material.
  •  Conducts meeting facilitation & event management.
  • Develops training materials, coordinates, and delivers training sessions.
  • Supports process mapping & technical requirements for external stakeholders.
  • Maintains accurate, up to date and complete documentation by revising and maintaining tools and templates.
  • Performs database management and customization (i.e. mailChimp, EDGE).



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science
  • 3 - 5 years of experience & advanced knowledge in clinical research including experience with client relations & project or program management 
  • Experience in change management, implementation and training of clinical research, including use of multiple learning methods (e.g. webinars, face-to-face) and distributed learning models
  • Understanding of the stakeholders and key informants in clinical health research in Canada and Alberta
  • Knowledge of the health system and health research environment in Canada
  • Advanced understanding of applicable regulations and guidelines (i.e. Health Canada, GCP, TCPS2) 
  • Experience in both academic and community-based settings
  • Strong business acumen
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, work in a fast-paced environment
  • Project management and planning skills
  • Database and data management skills
  • Some evaluation, originality or ingenuity is required
  • Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to travel between sites as required


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 new skills to be learned. 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.