Cochrane Canada is the Canadian arm of Cochrane, an independent global network of over 30,000 healthcare practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, working to translate systematically reviewed evidence into useful information for health care decision making. The Managing Director is a high profile position for McMaster University. This role will represent McMaster in the global health sciences community and will be pivotal to advancing the aims of Cochrane Canada and, by extension, the global Cochrane network.
The Cochrane Canada Centre at McMaster will lead research on improving the systematic review process and the methodology of integrating different types of evidence and knowledge for optimal knowledge translation to health care and policy.
Specifically, as one of 17 Cochrane Regional Centres worldwide, the Cochrane Canada Centre at McMaster promotes evidence-based health care by:
- Acting as the central point of contact for Cochrane within Canada
- Promoting awareness, access and use of its main product, Cochrane Reviews
- Developing working relationships with relevant organizations, both governmental and non-governmental, in Canada to promote evidence-based health care
- Coordinating training activities across Canada on how to use and write systematic reviews
- Supporting Cochrane Review Groups located in Canada, and
- Implementing the findings of systematic reviews
- Leading research on integrating different types of evidence in evidence syntheses
Cochrane’s mission is to provide accessible, credible information to support informed decision-making in order to improve global health. The goal of interactions with stakeholders is to fulfill its mission.
The position of Managing Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Cochrane Canada Centre at McMaster based on the direction set by the Director. This leader has a Masters degree in Business, Health Research Methodology, Public Health or equivalent (PhD preferred) and thorough knowledge in health systems, political systems and international health agencies. Bilingualism (French & English) would be an asset.
The Managing Director requires a senior leader who can develop and execute the vision for strategic growth, champion the Centre on national and international platforms, act as a McMaster ambassador at global events to support the success of the Centre at McMaster. Furthermore, the Managing Director will also be responsible for supporting the development and oversight of large grants and fundraising efforts to secure future funding while taking primary responsibility for supervision of CCC staff, including maintenance of a positive work environment, performance appraisal, training, professional development, budget, recruitment, workload management and implementation of all relevant University HR policies and procedures.
The Managing Director, Cochrane Canada, requires a leader who has 5 - 10 years of senior program management experience and a proven track record of successful execution of multifaceted programs comprised of simultaneous, complex and often inter-dependent projects, in a research, knowledge-translation and/or healthcare environment.
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