22 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 2S7
The decision to join a company is a big one. We have opportunities for hard working, energetic and reliable people just like you.
The Weston Brain Institute ( “WBI” ), a division of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, directly supports world-class neuroscience research and development. Using an innovative, collaborative granting process the WBI aims to accelerate breakthrough discoveries toward the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
The Research Programs Specialist ( “RPS” ) takes the lead on several WBI granting programs and manages a portion of our existing project portfolio, including both proof-of-concept and scaling initiatives. The RPS further acts as WBI’s internal scientific expert, providing insights to colleagues and the broader Foundation on matters of strategic importance.
This is a 1 year Contract
Develop written materials in support of funding programs ( e.g. , RFPs, applications);
Design, assemble and manage international scientific review panels;
Liaise between scientific review committees and applicants/grantees ( e.g. , communicate feedback from review panels to applicants and grantees, review grantees’ progress reports);
Develop, track, report on and manage key success metrics, including grant performance;
Design and solicit feedback from key constituents about current processes;
Ensure the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the process, including identifying and implementing process improvements;
Contribute to the scientific content of WBI’s research and social events ( e.g. , design agenda, recruit review panel and relevant participants, select scientific presenters); and,
Attend conferences and other events to keep abreast of new developments in neuroscience research and grants management, and to recruit new reviewers.
At least five (5) years of experience (including time in graduate school) in neuroscience research or equivalent domain, with preference for expertise in neurodegenerative diseases of aging, Alzheimer’s disease and/or Parkinson’s disease;
A Master of Science or more advanced degree;
Knowledge of therapeutic development and application and/or approaches for maintaining brain health;
Superior written and oral communication skills, with a high degree of computer literacy (especially with Word and PowerPoint – experience with SmartSimple is an asset);
Problem-solving attitude and demonstrated willingness to take initiative; and,
An ability, preferably demonstrated, to manage complex projects.
George Weston Limited recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants and colleagues with disabilities.
In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.
Please Note: If you have Employee Self Service (ESS) on Workday, apply to this job via the Workday application