Clinical breakthroughs happen every day at Capital Health and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Now these two organizations are making a leadership breakthrough with the introduction of the first Integrated Vice-President of Research and Innovation.

Capital Health is one of 17 academic health sciences networks in Canada, and its QEII Health Sciences Centre draws top researchers from across the country and around the globe to succeed in an environment of courage and inquiry. Research, teaching and learning take place alongside the most advanced care in virtually every medical and surgical field, in hospitals and in the community. In addition to providing care to the nearly half a million residents in their district, Capital Health’s 11,000 employees, physicians, learners and volunteers also serve patients from other parts of Atlantic Canada who require specialized care. The IWK Health Centre fosters research excellence and provides quality care to children, youth and women in the Maritime provinces and beyond. An academic health centre with more than 3,000 staff and 800 volunteers, the IWK is committed to putting people first by creating interdisciplinary care teams around the needs of patients and families. Throughout Capital Health and the IWK, more than 900 people participate in over $40 million in research annually.

As the Integrated Vice-President, Research and Innovation, you will participate in both organizations’ executive teams; develop an overarching vision for integrated research and innovation that is represented in transformational initiatives of both organizations and the provincial system as a whole; actively engage and work with the research, medical and health professional communities to address goals and opportunities, with a focus on health outcomes; initiate, develop and continually enhance external relationships; and create and foster a "culture of discovery".

A transformational research leader in an academic health care system, you are known for being innovative, strategic, collaborative, and solutions oriented. With an MD or PhD, a record of academic and research excellence, and a working knowledge of funding councils and grant applications, you understand the conditions that foster and support successful research. You demonstrate the ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues. You have an aptitude for building and managing relationships with multiple stakeholders and can foster partnerships to achieve goals within a large, diverse organization. 

If you are interested in being the first Integrated Vice-President, Research and Innovation, for Capital Health and the IWK, please call Anna Stuart or Andrea Forbes at 902.420.2455 or submit your resume at 


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Capital Health and The IWK Health Centre

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Halifax, Nova Scotia


Health science and Healthcare

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Integrated-Vice President Research and Innovation

Date Posted

Friday January 20, 2012