The Children’s Health Policy Centre (CHPC)-- an interdisciplinary research group in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, downtown Vancouver campus -- is seeking a new Scientific Evaluation Director to manage a new $5 million initiative relating to the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a landmark targeted prevention program designed to improve the lives of vulnerable first-time mothers and their children
The initiative relates to the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a landmark targeted prevention program designed to improve the lives of vulnerable first-time mothers and their children. NFP was founded more than 30 years ago by Dr. David Olds and colleagues in the United States, but it has never been tested in Canada. The B.C. Government has asked the CHPC to lead the first Canadian scientific (randomized-controlled trial or RCT) evaluation of the NFP program in BC, in collaboration with McMaster University.
The new Director will lead a Scientific Evaluation team conducting the RCT and will report to Dr. Charlotte Waddell, Director of the CHPC. Dr. Waddell is Co-Principal Investigator for this project, together with Dr. Harriet MacMillan from McMaster University. Dr. Olds will consult on the RCT.
The preferred candidate must possess demonstrated experience running a successful RCT. An understanding of and/or interest in child health and development would be a distinct advantage. This person holds a PhD or equivalent in Health Sciences, Nursing or a related discipline. The Scientific Evaluation Director will be eligible for both a University Research Associate and an Adjunct Professor appointment at SFU, depending on qualifications.
With 45 years of innovative research, teaching and community outreach, Simon Fraser University (SFU) has become a university of choice for researchers and teachers from around the world.
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and related information online at: www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/10236. For further information about this opportunity, please contact Lara Truderung, Barbara Quelch or Caroline Jellinck at the Vancouver office of Odgers Berndtson at (604) 685-0261.
Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.