Nov 09, 2018Full time
Chief Scientist and Vice-President, Evidence Standards — Ottawa CADTH CADTH is transforming how health technology assessment can support better health, better patient experience, and better value. For almost thirty years, CADTH has enabled evidence-based, coherent, fair, and transparent decisions on the assessment, adoption, and use of health technology, including medical, dental, and surgical devices, procedures, and programs; pharmaceuticals; and diagnostic tests. Today and in the future, with its new 2018-2021 strategic plan as its guide, CADTH will expand its focus to include health technology assessment across all phases of the technology life cycle, increased collaboration and stakeholder engagement, and supporting implementation. Reporting to the President and CEO as a member of the executive team, the Chief Scientist and Vice-President, Evidence Standards (CS/VP), will play a central role in driving and delivering on CADTH’s new strategic priorities. As the CS/VP, you will lead CADTH’s companion science groups, including Health Economics, Scientific Advice, and Scientific Affairs. You will ensure the CADTH products and services delivered within its scientific directorates are relevant, timely, and of high quality. You will lead and provide guidance and mentorship to a highly skilled team, including more than thirty staff and a large cohort of external partners and consultants on a range of projects. You will also play an external client-facing and partnership-building role, representing CADTH within Canada and abroad. As the ideal candidate, you are a respected health economist or scientist with an advanced degree, or a clinician-scientist with significant experience leading a multidisciplinary team in a complex multi-stakeholder health care eco-system. You are politically astute and understand the social and political challenges and issues that decision-makers across Canada are facing in the development of sound health policy. You have an extensive working knowledge of health technology assessment methods, evidence-based medicine, and clinical trial design, and a demonstrated track record of advancing an agenda in challenging and complex circumstances. You are a proven strategic thinker and leader with experience in large-scale program design, implementation, and evaluation, with the ability to anticipate and respond to changing context and priorities. You bring a collaborative, strategic, organized approach to your work, and have the ability to effectively articulate and promote a common vision. Your ability to communicate in both official languages would be considered an asset. If you are interested in joining the CADTH team, we would like to hear from you. Please send your CV and cover letter in confidence to Michael Naufal and Collin Ritch at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Please include “Chief Scientist and VP, Evidence Standards” in the subject line of your email. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.