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OFFICE OF RESEARCH
ASSOCIATE ADVISOR, STRATEGIC AND INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH INITIATIVES (P7001)
Deadline: July 7, 2021
Reporting to the Associate Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, with functional reporting to the Senior Advisor, Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives, the incumbent supports the development, facilitation, writing, and editing of institutional, large-scale funding opportunities in order to contribute to increasing the overall quality of applications submitted from the University.
- Provide support in developing, facilitating, writing and editing strategic, institutional-level research applications such as CRC, CFI, CREATE etc.
- Compose institutional letters of support for large-scale grant applications and assist with the preparation of institutional reports required by external agencies.
- Provide advice and support to faculty members in the development of institutional-level, research funding applications.
- Acquire and maintain an in-depth knowledge of existing and new institutional-level funding programs, and advise the Associate Vice-President and Senior Advisor of emerging/upcoming opportunities.
- Analyze institutional-level and large-scale funding competition results and make recommendations to the Office of Research and Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies senior management team in order to improve the quality, quantity, and chances of future success.
- Prepare competition summaries, comparison tables, and other assessment tools to assist with the improvement of applications.
- Participate in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to research development and strategic initiatives.
- Under the direction of the Associate Vice-President, perform critical functions of the Senior Advisor in the event of absence.
- Perform other duties as required by the supervisor.
- Bachelor's degree in an area relevant to the primary responsibilities of the position and one to two years of relevant experience.
- Thorough knowledge of the University environment as well as the research funding environment of Quebec and Canada.
- Very good knowledge (Level 5) written and spoken English in order to write and edit letters of support and funding applications; good knowledge (Level 4) written and spoken French in order to communicate with funding agencies and external partners and handle requests and communication in writing.
- Good knowledge (Intermediate level) of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Proven leadership abilities, project management experience and ability to deal with stressful situations.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including confidence, tact, discretion and judgment to work effectively and communicate with faculty members and senior administrators.
- Proactive and self-directed, strong problem-solving skills with proven ability to work in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment.
$63 516.44- $75 863.51 per annum
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by July 7, 2021. 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.