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Senior Business Partner, Alberta Clinical Research Consortium

Alberta Innovates is seeking a Senior Business Partner, Alberta Clinical Research Consortium for a 15 month term position for both stakeholder management and program management within the Health Platforms division. This position is accountable for managing and advancing the Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC) strategic priorities, and other activities as identified by the ACRC Executive Committee and Health Platforms. The position is expected to proactively act in the interests of Albertans to grow a robust efficient clinical research ecosystem in Alberta. This will include working collaboratively with partners, maintaining, and brokering relationships to co-develop and co-deliver activities.   


Are you our Senior Business Partner, Alberta Clinical Research Consortium? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Are able to be a resource to external stakeholders in navigating and overcoming challenges and barriers that are encountered in conducting clinical health research in Alberta.
  • Enjoy creating linkages and partnerships to maximize potential investments, outcomes and impacts of clinical health research for the benefit of Albertans.
  • Able to find innovative solutions and are result oriented


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:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead the management of the ACRC program ensuring stakeholders (industry, academia, government, health system) and stakeholder committees are aligned with and included with the activities.
  • Lead the evaluation and reporting of the activities to create value-add products, linkages and partnerships for a robust clinical research ecosystem that maximizes potential investment, outcomes and impacts of clinical health research for the benefit of Albertans.
  • Acts as a resource for researchers, companies, investors to navigate and overcome challenges and barriers they may encounter in conducting clinical health research in Alberta.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains a communication strategy for assigned programs and initiatives. Works closely with Health team and Alberta Innovates (AI) Communications colleagues to convey the value and impacts of our investments internally and externally to AI. 


Qualifications and skills we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health related and/or business program; advanced degree preferred
  • 7-10 years of experience in a clinical health research and innovation administration environment
  • Extensive knowledge of the applicable regulations in clinical health research provincially, nationally and internationally.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining good working relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Broad knowledge of the health and innovation environment in Alberta.
  • Knowledge of emerging health technologies, strategies and policies and their application across the continuum from health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, and therapeutic intervention.
  • Knowledge of political/government structures and processes.
  • Project/program management skills.
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to manage resources, time, stress and work under pressure and high demands.
  • 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
  • Relationship management skills incorporating negotiation techniques.
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-assured, confident and determined
  • Ability to identify strategic opportunities and plan actions that align with business plan goals to address issues and priorities.


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.  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.