Research Officer, Office of Research Services

Reporting to the Manager of Research Services, the Research Officer provides research administrative coordination and support to faculty members and students in the delivery of grant, award, fellowship, and scholarship applications; acts as a resource for institutional research centres, institutes, and groups; and undertakes partnership development  to increase the institution’s engagement with external agencies, industry, and the community.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Coordinate Tri-Agency, government, organization, and industry research applications, and ensure timely submissions that comply with the relevant agency and University guidelines
  • Provide exemplary support to the BU research community through the provision of expert guidance related to grants and awards, best practices in research administration, and partnership development
  • Coordinate research partnerships and funding opportunities with Brandon University research centres, institutes, and groups
  • Facilitate and deliver workshops, webinars, and information sessions for faculty and students to increase awareness of relevant funding opportunities and improve grant success
  • Identify, promote, and facilitate funding opportunities to support research projects, partnerships, and collaborations
  • Coordinate the application process for student research awards and scholarships
  • Outreach to facilitate and maintain strategic research partnerships with external organizations and the community, acting as a liaison between partners, funders, researchers, and the institution
  • Coordinate the preparation of research award and prize nominations to external organizations for recognition of faculty member achievements
  • Organize networking events to connect researchers with external research partners
  • Work with key stakeholders within the University, such as the Associate Vice-President (Research), Manager of Research Services, deans, researchers, students, and staff
Qualifications/Experience Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • At least one (1) full year of experience working in an office of research services or equivalent administrative experience required
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and coordination skills, high attention to detail is paramount
  • Knowledge of the Tri-Agency, Canadian and Provincial research funding organizations, and the opportunities available to universities through industry, government, etc. an asset
  • Knowledge of research grant application procedures, funding guidelines, and best practices
  • Experience working with and understanding of policy and procedural documents
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, with the ability to negotiate and advise effectively and respectfully in difficult situations, this includes excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment while balancing competing deadlines, priorities, and multiple projects
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative, independence, and sound judgement in decision-making
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and diplomacy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy
  • Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet)
  • Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills

This is a full-time, regular appointment under the classification of Managers and Professional Officers, MPO IV, with an annual salary range of $70,388 – $89,063, and will commence upon the earliest availability of the successful candidate.

NOTE:  The successful candidate will be expected to be available to work on campus, and will be required to provide proof of vaccination in accordance with Brandon University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

This position is subject to a Criminal Records Check.  The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and citizenship status, by e-mail to the Office of Research Services at vpa@brandonu.ca. The deadline for application is 4:30pm on December 23, 2021.

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit.  All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority.  Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment.  This starts with the hiring process.  If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter.  All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential.  To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.

Posted October 28, 2021