Business Partner, Health Platforms (18 month term)


Alberta Innovates is seeking a Business Partner, Health Platforms for a 18 month term position to provide ongoing management of projects, program planning and implementation, and technical support to ensure effective and timely development and delivery of specific Health Platform programs and services. Working closely with the Executive Director, Health Platforms, and Senior Business Partner, this role provides input and advice for program development, project management and oversight, research and analysis, literature review and dissemination of information; reviews and analyzes reports and studies and prepares recommendations/options for course of action on issues that pertain to Alberta Innovates’ strategic priority areas.


Are you our next Business Partner, Health Platforms? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Are able to identify and develop innovation opportunities; act as a resource to overcome challenges and barriers when working with partners on a common goal.
  • Enjoy creating linkages and partnerships to achieve and maximize potential outcomes and impacts from Investments that will benefit Albertans.
  • Strategic thinker and results oriented; have the ability to be tactful, diplomatic, and persuasive.


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:

Job Details

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Contribute to program development and management by working closely with internal and external business stakeholders; gather research, analyze literature, and best practices (provincial and federal) on ethics in health research and innovation. Manage the ethics training courses including communications to stakeholders, managing enrollment, securing facilitators, preparing/distributing course materials, and producing reports of the course evaluations.
  • Manage the learning management system including access to students, facilitators, and maintaining course materials and revising content as needed.
  • Assist in obtaining micro credentialing and certification of the ethics courses.
  • Provide project management of the ethics programs including preparing project documents, drafting, revising, and gathering feedback, organizing the project team meetings, tracking project activities and decisions, facilitating cross-project discussions, and communicating with stakeholders of project activities.
  • Manage the ARECCI inbox and triage the requests through reviewing and identifying second opinion reviewers.
  • Provide information on performance measures and portfolio analysis for strategic planning.
  • Participate in and contribute to the development of annual reports, strategic and business plans.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with external stakeholders, industry colleagues, government representatives and business partners.
  • Contribute to program and portfolio evaluation and measurement by developing strategies, reporting tools for implementation, return on investment, and analyses across the portfolios.


Qualifications and skills we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services Administration, Business Administration, Public Health, Nursing, or a related field; Masters degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years in clinical health research, public health, health promotion, and/or health system and innovation in Alberta
  • Minimum 3 years in working at the interfaces between research and related areas (the academic, healthcare, and policy sectors as well as industry)
  • Experience managing external stakeholders and clients to co-develop and co-deliver opportunities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, senior leaders and external partners
  • Proven leadership skills and knowledge of scientific principles
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail that reflects ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks, competing agendas and heavy client demands
  • Ability to be tactful, diplomatic and persuasive
  • Strategic thinker and results oriented; ability to identify innovative solutions to complex issues
  • Proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Research, writing and editing skills
  • Project management skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to travel 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. 

At Alberta Innovates, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from all backgrounds to apply.  


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.