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OFFICE OF RESEARCH

ADVISOR, RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT (P5492A)


Posted on: February 6, 2018
Deadline: February 19, 2018
Grade: 12

Note

Repost. This represents a one year maternity leave replacement effective until March 1, 2019 inclusively.

Scope

Reporting to the Director, Research Development, Office of Research, and functional reporting to the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science (ENCS), the incumbent will be responsible for planning, facilitating, communicating and developing research opportunities in order to contribute to increasing the quality of research grant applications in the Faculty.

Primary responsibilities

  • Provide researchers with advice and support in their funding applications and proposal development. Strategize with researchers to develop customized research funding plans in the short and long term.
  • Organize and participate in the development of strategic and operational plans to optimize research funding opportunities for faculty members; advise them on how to leverage complementary funding opportunities.
  • Acquire and develop in-depth knowledge of rapidly changing existing funding programs, newly rolled out programs and emerging funding bodies, and disseminate information to faculty members
  • In collaboration with the Associate Dean, Research (ADR), develop strategies that actively promote research success at ENCS.
  • Assist OOR/OVPRGS senior staff in developing and coordinating research awards nominations and large-scale strategic and institutional research initiatives.
  • Administer faculty mentorship programs, inter-peer review committees, and other initiatives to help build and support research capacity.
  • Analyze funding competition results and make recommendations to researchers, the ADRs and Dean, and the OOR/OVPRGS team to improve the quality, quantity, and chances of future success in research funding opportunities.
  • Plan and deliver workshops to further enhance research capacity, grantsmanship and best practices in proposal development. Organize and facilitate University and ENCS research-related events and networking opportunities to build and sustain research capacity; generate effective resource materials (print/electronic).
  • Participate in the development, communication and implementation of policies and procedures related to research development and administration; perform other duties in support of the operation of the unit.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the primary responsibilities and two to four years of relevant work experience in the area of research administration.
  • Strong knowledge of the research funding environment in Québec and Canada, and good knowledge of international funding programs.
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English (Level 5) in order to write, analyze and provide critical feedback to maintain effective communication with faculty members, external research partners, and internal units; good knowledge written and spoken French (Level 4) in order to give feedback on grants, communicate with funding agencies and external partners and handle requests and communication in writing.
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate level) of Word, Excel and PowerPoint (to create documents, spreadsheets, budgets and presentations).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including confidence, tact, discretion and judgment
  • Proactive and self-directed, strong problem solving skills with proven ability to work in a fast-paced service-oriented environment.

Salary

$65,444.99 - $78,173.81 per annum

Union/Association

CUPEU

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by February 19, 2018. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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