Research Project Manager Position – Technology Assessment at Sick Kids (TASK)

A full-time position is available at TASK (Technology Assessment at Sick Kids) in the Program of Child Health Evaluative Sciences at the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute. The mandate of TASK is to produce high quality economic evidence for clinical and policy decision-making through the conduct of health technology assessment (HTA). TASK also serves as a resource to scientists engaged in HTA methods research, supports a rich educational environment for trainees and liaises with partners and stakeholders for knowledge transfer internally and externally. See:

Scientists at Sick Kids lead the world in research to identify genes and biomarkers implicated in drug metabolism and in biological pathways of chronic pediatric diseases. This personalized medicine research will spawn diagnostic, risk prediction and disease management tools that are expected to have a profound impact on the practice of pediatrics and the delivery of health care services to children. HTA in genomics, also known as GE3LS research, examines the ethical, environmental, economic, legal and social aspects of genomic discoveries to ensure that personalized medicine will improve the health of Canadian children in an ethical, equitable and cost-effective fashion.

The responsibilities of the position include conducting systematic reviews, designing and undertaking health economic evaluations, preparing health technology assessment reports, assisting with grant applications, writing scientific papers and presenting scientific findings at conferences and to knowledge partners.

Qualified applicants should have a PhD in health technology assessment, health economics, biostatistics, epidemiology or a related discipline or an MSc with five or more years of HTA experience and must be skilled in biostatistics, meta-analysis, building and executing mathematical models, including decision models, state transition models and discrete event simulation models, costing, and probabilistic sensitivity analysis. Applicants must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills and must be at ease working closely with health care practitioners, decision-makers and scientists.

The position is full-time with benefits. The individual will have the opportunity to further develop HTA skills, work closely with scientists, clinicians and managers across Sick Kids, supervise junior staff and trainees and participate in grant applications and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute provides a stimulating and educational research environment within the greater University of Toronto community. This is an exceptional research career opportunity to be a leader in paediatric HTA.

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