As many of you know, we have been developing a PHSA research strategy, one that considers existing research plans, physical assets, foundation partnerships and clinical and research strengths, to advance our academic health science mandate.
The strategy will leverage work that has already been completed by agencies, foundations and research entities, and will generate an integrated plan that is expected to include advancing a genomic science/personalized medicine strategy and capital business plan.
PHSA is initiating the search for a new research leadership role − a Vice President Research and Academic Affairs to oversee this initiative and provide strategic and scientific leadership for research throughout PHSA. This vice president will work closely with researchers, clinicians and funding and academic partners to promote a research environment in which world class research is undertaken and applied to improve health outcomes and the health system.
The Vice President Research and Academic Affairs will ensure a voice for research at leadership and decision-making levels within PHSA. Reporting directly to me, and as a member of the Senior Executive Team, this vice president will work in collaboration with PHSA research centre/institute and clinical leaders to plan and advance strategic research initiatives, and leverage resources to support an environment that attracts and retains excellent researchers and research trainees. He or she will represent PHSA research with the board of directors and with external partners, and will champion and lead collaborative research initiatives that strategically advance the conduct of research within PHSA and its application across the system of care in BC.
An international search is now underway. I will be chairing the search committee, which will include representatives from our research and clinical areas, as well as academic partners and a member of the community representing patients. The position is posted at https://www.brainhunter.com/frontoffice/seekerViewJobDetailAction.do?sitecode=pl355&jobId=2147783&page=search&external
Regular updates will be provided as we proceed with this important recruitment.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Provincial Health Services Authority
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