The Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH) is a national and virtual institute, part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Its creation represents an unprecedented transformation in health research funding that requires substantial and ongoing development in accordance with the special health needs and priorities of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada.
The ambit of the CIHR-IAPH is broad and supports research to address the special health needs of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Research areas include, but are not limited to: health promotion; identification of health advantages and health risk factors; health determinants; disease, injury and disability prevention strategies; research that contributes to the development of appropriate health policies and health systems; addictions and mental health strategies; investigations to determine causal factors for increased prevalence of certain conditions; methodologies to determine the most effective interventions; accessibility, health education and provider issues; international research; ethics issues; knowledge translation; Indigenous science; and the impacts of Indigenous cultures on health and wellness.
The Institute Associate Director works collaboratively as a member of the Institute team that includes the Scientific Director (SD) and the Finance and Human Resource Manager in the Simon Fraser Burnaby office, as well as the Institute Assistant Director and other CIHR staff in the CIHR national office located in Ottawa. He/she is a key contributor to the research development, planning, coordination and evaluation undertaken to ensure the Institute achieves its mandate. The incumbent is responsible for managing relationships with external partners for Pathways and IAPH initiatives, with direction from the SD, Institute Advisory Board, Institute teams, other CIHR Portfolio staff, and collaborative initiative committees. The incumbent manages a portfolio for partnership agreements by helping to develop and implement strategies for securing financial support specific to Pathways and IAPH initiatives from new partners including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these relationships. The incumbent represents and/or act on behalf of the SD as required. Frequent travel will be required.
SALARY RANGE: $84,000 to $115,000 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience
START DATE: ASAP
POSITION END DATE: December 31, 2016
CLOSING DATE: 4:30 PM EST on April 17th, 2014
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