CADTH is recruiting for Director – Science and Methods

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Primary Focus

Reporting to the Chief Scientist and Vice President, Evidence Standards, the Director, Science and Methods is responsible for advancing the science function, maintaining scientific oversight and accountability within CADTH. This role has overall responsibility for the rigour and quality of CADTH’s scientific reports to ensure the continued credibility of CADTH’s work. This includes ensuring alignment with best practices of CADTH’s methods, processes, and tools. They will support the continued development of capacity and capability amongst those who do, and use, Health Technology Assessment (HTA).

Applying their scientific expertise and leadership, this role will lead a dynamic team with methods expertise and insights, to achieve alignment with strategic direction, optimal execution of projects, and continuous development of their team.

On any given day, you will:

  • Provide direction and advice on design and outcomes for clinical trials, observational studies, ethics, qualitative, standards, and scientific methods.
  • Develop and deliver key strategic initiatives papers, methodology reports, peer-reviewed literature, and special projects for CADTH – this could include developing briefs that will be foundational for future CADTH activities with stakeholders and partners.
  • Establish and foster strategic alliances and liaise with experts and representatives of academia, external organizations or agencies (domestic and international), clinicians, patient organizations, industry, and with CADTH panels and committees.
  • Lead the scientific and technical training of internal staff and external clients.
  • Maintain current knowledge of national and international programs or initiatives related to health technology assessment.

Is this the right role for you?
The Director, Science and Methods will likely have:

  • Doctoral degree in a health-related discipline such as statistics, epidemiology, health technology assessment, clinical methods, pharmacology, or biostatistics
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant health sector experience in a leadership role and publication history
  • Knowledge and experience in health services research, including in-depth knowledge of research methods used in the development and application of drug and health technology assessments
  • Experience in the design and outcomes for clinical trials, observational studies, ethics, qualitative standards, and scientific methods
  • Broad understanding of the structure and organization of the Canadian health care system and inter-relationship of players in the system, as well as the political, social, and other sensitivities that need to be respected and managed
  • Proven leadership and coaching capability to develop, engage, and empower a team
  • Ability to problem solve, negotiate, and facilitate discussions to achieve outcomes


  • Fluency in French
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