Temporary Assignment or Contract
18 months / 18 mois
Faculty / Department:
Faculty of Medicine / Research Office
Roger Guindon Hall (Smyth Road)
Support Staff (SSUO)
June 17, 2021
June 27, 2021
Hours per week:
Salary (Grade: 11)
Hiring salary range
The University of Ottawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas
The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. Our employees come together around the shared purpose of constant improvement, personal development, service excellence, teamwork and a passion for learning with a desire to make uOttawa and the world a better place. Everyone's contributions are valued, we all play a part in making uOttawa a world-class institution. Most importantly, we make it possible for you to achieve your full potential. Because at uOttawa, you belong!
About the faculty/service: Faculty of Medicine
Welcome to the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, the first and largest bilingual medical faculty in Canada. Our learners have access to state-of-the art facilities and specialized institutions as they learn alongside world-class physicians and scientists. Consistently ranked among the top 10 medical schools in Canada, our faculty is among the top faculties of medicine in the world for research impact in biomedical and health sciences.
Provides advice and support to researchers in developing their research projects to improve the success rate for external funding requests and to strengthen the faculty's research activities. Helps faculty research activities gain greater recognition from the University community, the media and the public. The job reports to the Director - Research Office
In this role you will:
1. Advisory Services and Research Support: Provides researchers with expert advice and support in developing their research projects, including on how to set budgets, plan needed human, physical and material resources, and justify requests so that the various funding agencies receive high-quality funding requests that meet their listed criteria and researchers improve their chances of securing funding. Directs researchers to other possible funding sources if funding requests are rejected. Provides expertise and consultation on interinstitutional research initiatives and works with other institutions to submit funding requests for these initiatives so that they comply with granting agencies’ requirements.
2. Researching Opportunities and Networking: Works with Research Management Services to identify and keep track of funding opportunities, and to ensure that faculty researchers are aware of the opportunities most relevant to them. Liaises with research advisors from other faculties in regular meetings in order to promote the faculty’s research activities and possibilities for interfaculty and interdisciplinary research opportunities.
3. Operations: Analyzes and interprets granting agencies’ requirements and guidelines and solves complex administrative problems in a timely manner. Helps to develop and implement internal regulations, project management procedures and administrative processes in order to improve their relevance and efficiency.
4. Liaison and Guidance: Liaises between researchers and granting agencies to ensure that all parties possess the information they need to optimize their chances of success. Organizes and leads workshops and information sessions for researchers on the preparation of high-quality funding requests, research management good practices, and funding opportunities and rules in order to provide clarity and streamline the process.
Master's degree in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience (Neuroscience and Biomedical Research experience an asset)
Minimum five years of demonstrated experience in a similar role
Excellent knowledge of research support opportunities and academia
Knowledge of research strategies and methodologies, including computer-based analysis
Experience drafting research project funding requests
Experience developing and managing international research agreements and activities
Project management experience
Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
Demonstrated ability to create, maintain and build relationships and partnerships within the
University and externally
Experience in analysis and problem-solving
Excellent writing skills
Ability to apply marketing knowledge to the research sector
Ability to handle competing priorities and meet strict deadlines
Experience developing and delivering workshops related to research management
Experience using computer systems and applications such as Windows, word processing
software, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, the internet and email
Working flexible hours (Ex: Grant Season)
Bilingualism English and French (spoken and written)
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.
The University of Ottawa embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We foster a culture of respect, teamwork and inclusion, where collaboration, innovation, and creativity fuel our quest for research and teaching excellence. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from qualified Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. The University is also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. Applicants with disabilities may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate the accommodation need. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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