Human Insights Lead, Health and Life Sciences

Cognizant Technology Solutions - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Medical Ethnographer

Idea Couture is seeking an experienced
ethnographer, with specialization in medical anthropology or sociology, to join
our team in Toronto. The successful
candidate will have a passion for designing and conducting fieldwork, the
ability to identify and clearly communicate research insights to internal teams
and clients, and the nimbleness required to juggle academic theory, research
methods, design thinking and business sensibility. In addition, the candidate
should possess the skills, experience, and empathy to navigate the social
worlds of medicine in order to uncover rich insight into the interactions,
behaviors, and challenges that shape the lived experiences of health and
wellbeing from the perspectives of individuals and healthcare providers.


Designing, conducting & reporting on qualitative field
Translating field insights into future products, services, and
Participating in and contributing to internal and client ideation
Collaborating with designers, strategists, technologists and
Frequent global travel.

Required skills / Experience

Master’s/PhD in anthropology, sociology, another social science
discipline with demonstrable expertise in medical anthropology.
Proven experience conducting ethnographic research projects.
Awareness of, experience with, and exposure to service design and
its methods and practices in digital contexts is an asset.
Previous experience in health research is a requirement.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Scholarly or other publishing records.
Prior experience doing research in a client service environment,
either with an agency or consultancy is preferred.
Fluency in French and/or another language(s) is a major asset.

Employee Status : Full Time Employee
Shift : Day Job
Travel : No
Job Posting : May 18 2020

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