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Shift Health brings a science mindset to strategy consulting for the health research and innovation ecosystem. We blend scientific depth, sector leadership and global perspective, tackling our clients’ most challenging questions with curiosity, rigour and courage. Delivering sharp insights and customized solutions, we’re helping to create the future of healthcare.

The team is driven by passion to deliver scientific, health and economic impact by coupling scientific and clinical depth with business and management acumen. We look for courageous, curious, intellectually nimble professionals who are committed to asking tough questions, applying analytical rigour and generating insights that matter; self-motivated collaborators who are committed to results and driven to excel; and creative, cutting-edge thinkers with the aspiration to design, develop and deliver innovative solutions to advance human health and wellbeing.


Job Details

Shift Health is seeking an Engagement Leader to join our dynamic team on a full-time, permanent basis. The targeted hire date is June 1, 2022.



As an Engagement Leader, you will be responsible for guiding teams in the development of project outputs on a wide range of client projects. As a member of the consulting team, you will also inform key decisions on resourcing, team development and performance. Shift Health’s Engagement Leaders are expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day execution of project work for clients by providing guidance and direction to Senior Consultants, Consultants and interns in research, analysis and deliverable development
  • Lead stakeholder engagement and facilitation of all assigned projects
  • Support the growth and development of consulting teams and individuals
  • Contribute to business development efforts (proposals and pitches) by articulating Shift Health’s value proposition and designing innovative and impactful solutions tailored to client needs
  • Make a meaningful contribution to internal projects, including thought leadership and operational initiatives


Required Qualifications and Experiences

  • You must have completed a research-based graduate degree in life sciences (either a PhD or Masters)
  • An MBA may be an advantage
  • At least five (5) years in health and life sciences consulting
  • At least two (2) years project management experience in a consulting setting


Minimum qualifications and competencies

  • Deep knowledge and expertise of the trends, topics and stakeholders in the life sciences and healthcare space, built through a strong history of academic and work experience
  • Experience leading and/or contributing to strategy consulting work for clients in the life sciences and healthcare arenas. This may include corporate strategy, research strategy, policy strategy, product strategy, opportunity assessment, partnership strategy, program evaluation and/or proposals and pitches
  • Outstanding team leadership skills demonstrated in virtual and in-person settings
  • Track record of professional growth, personal development and substantial achievement
  • Excellent client/stakeholder management and facilitation capabilities
  • Strong project management skills, including people, budget, resource and scope management
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and people in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail
  • High degree of poise and professionalism and an ability to apply constructive feedback to deliver excellent work
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office



Shift Health’s client base is geographically expansive; up to 10% of an Engagement Leader’s time may be dedicated to domestic and international travel.



Shift Health is located in Toronto, ON.


COVID-19 Update

To protect the health of our team, Shift Health’s physical offices are currently closed. We expect to work remotely until at least April 2022.


How to Apply

For more information about the job position and to apply please do so via LinkedIn.

Shift Health values and aspires to create a diverse and inclusive work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from all genders, people who identify as LGBTQ2S+, members of racialized and minoritized groups, Indigenous Peoples, people with diverse abilities, and others with the skills and knowledge to succeed in this position. Accommodations are available on request for candidates in all aspects of the selection process.