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Senior Business Partner, Health Innovation (Talent Development)

 

Alberta Innovates is seeking a Senior Business Partner to play a key role in revolutionizing our external facing talent programs and supports to accelerate the growth of Alberta’s Digital Health ecosystem. This position is expected to act proactively in the interests of Albertans, ensuring investments move towards impact and generate economic and health benefits for the province.

 

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

  • Are passionate about the potential of emerging technologies to empower citizens and transform health.
  • Are a systems thinker with an interest in enhancing interactions between academic stakeholders, industry, and government in support of innovation.
  • Enjoy working with health innovators to learn about cutting-edge health research and innovation that will impact Albertans.
  • Enjoy working with diverse stakeholders who come with varying approaches, cultures, and objectives
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment while balancing multiple clients and deadlines.

 

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:

  • Leads and manages health research and innovation programming in alignment with Alberta Innovates strategic objectives.  This covers the complete investment lifecycle, from identifying potential clients, advising and facilitating client readiness, and pro-active investment oversight to drive intended outcomes.
  • Acts as a resource for stakeholders to overcome talent barriers and creates value-add relationships or partnerships to maximize investment impacts for the benefit of Albertans. 
  • Gathers and analyzes scientific literature, business intelligence, and industry trends.  Identifies challenges and opportunities, prepares business cases, implements programming to support health innovation in the province.
  • Contributes to program and portfolio evaluation and measurement by developing strategies and reporting tools for implementation across the portfolios.
  • Works closely with the Health team and Alberta Innovates Communications colleagues to communicate the value and impacts of our investments internally and externally.

 

Qualifications;

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. A doctoral level degree is preferred. Different combinations of education and experience will be considered.   
  • 5-7 years of experience in one or more of the following:
    • Working with stakeholders to identify and address talent needs and opportunities in high-tech or knowledge-intense sectors;
    • Addressing barriers and opportunities related to computationally intensive or data-driven research and innovation; or
    • Addressing barriers and opportunities related to the translation of new knowledge or technical capabilities into health-related products or services.
  • 2-5 years of experience working with clients or stakeholders.
  • Broad knowledge of the health innovation ecosystem in Alberta.
  • A high degree of demonstratable knowledge with regards to trends and issues in health research and innovation.
  • Demonstratable experience establishing and maintaining good working relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify strategic opportunities and plan actions that align with business goals.
  • 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.
  • Relationship management skills incorporating negotiation techniques.
  • Self-assured, confident and result-oriented.
  • 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 which includes flexible work and wellness programs.

 

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.

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.