University of Alberta

Associate Program Director - Precision Health

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Dean Administration

Competition No.  -    A104437723
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

In alignment with the 'University of Alberta's Precision Health Signature Area', the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD) is developing a Precision Health (PH) strategy. Reporting to the Executive Director, Innovation, FoMD, the Associate Program Director for the Faculty's Precision Health Initiative (Associate Program Director - PH) will be a member of the Precision Health leadership team to develop and execute such strategy.


  • Develop an inventory of existing strengths, assets and research activities in the Faculty and in collaboration with health partners that have application to PH
  • Inform and support the development of a FoMD PH Strategy and work with the theme leads and working groups to develop detailed milestone-driven theme and project plans
  • Amalgamate project plans into a cohesive strategic plan for the FoMD PH Strategy
  • Support launch of PH projects within the PH themes: this involves delivery, integration, coordination, and scaling of projects and impacts through a highly collaborative approach
  • Work with the PH teams to deliver the project plans to timeline
  • Develop key strategic materials (slide decks, briefing documents) for the Faculty's PH initiative
  • Develop and communicate key strategies and objectives of the PH initiative to Faculty departments and other relevant parties in collaboration with PH Leadership team
  • Work with Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services leadership to deliver on joint initiatives that, for instance, involve health data
  • Drive the evolution and creation of new projects in PH subject areas
  • Identify and develop innovative platforms that enable the healthcare ecosystem to advance their strategies for implementation as a basis for a "learning healthcare system"
  • Evaluate the success of PH initiatives and platforms .


  • Ability to work in a complex academic environment with diverse stakeholders
  • Understanding of biomedical/health research framework in an academic setting
  • Ability to plan and coordinate multiple projects and operations simultaneously involving diverse priorities and stakeholders. Ability to coordinate work activities with other faculties/departments/units within the University and with external agencies and organizations 
  • PhD in PH related field 
  • Experience in leading an academic program or private sector enterprise in PH
  • Knowledge and experience of PH application development activities
  • Ability to work effectively on a team and also be self-motivated and proactive
  • Experience making independent judgments within the context of established policies and procedures
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and task-driven
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point and ability to prepare briefs and presentations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent leadership/ team-building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

This position is in accordance with the Temporary Administrative and Professional Staff Agreement and will have an initial three year term, with the possibility of extension, and offer a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits with an annual salary range of $61,391- $102,355.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.