Research Administrator
Mcgill University
Québec, Canada
13d ago

Position Summary :

Provide efficient and effective administrative support to the QICSS Laboratory and the Centre on Population Dynamics, in accordance with the units’ goals and objectives, while ensuring coherence with the University's mission and culture.

Support activities related to general administration including, but not limited to : finance, human resources, communications, student affairs, physical resources, archives, governance and legal affairs.

The Quebec Interuniversity Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS) Laboratory promotes advanced quantitative research, by providing specialized training in advanced statistical methods, a range of scientific activities and the environment and resources needed to analyse detailed microdata from Statistics Canada.

The QICSS Laboratory is part of the Québec Interuniversity Centre for Social Statistics, comprising seven Quebec universities with whom there is regular contact and collaboration.

Initially a collaboration between three departments (Sociology, Economics and Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health) in two faculties (Arts and Medicine), the Centre on Population Dynamics (CPD) currently includes members coming from nine departments and four faculties at McGill and five other universities across the globe.

  • Members conduct research in five axes (family dynamics; social and economic determinant of health; education, skill acquisition and labour;
  • migration; aging over the life course), under three overarching themes : applied quantitative methods, life course perspective, and global scope covering developed and developing countries.

    Primary Responsibilities :

  • Promote the QICSS Laboratory to researchers, centres, institutes that use social statistics through a variety of activities (meetings, presentations, etc.);
  • Support researchers in the QICSS Laboratory application process to access data;
  • Organize research activities for both the QICSS Laboratory and the CPD (conferences, workshops, trainings, seminar series, receptions, etc.);
  • Update both the QICSS and CPD websites;
  • Supervise support staff, including casuals.
  • Gather and collect relevant information, organize and format it;
  • Establish regular exchange and collaboration with QICSS other components and with users of the Laboratory;
  • Administer the secretariat of the QICSS Laboratory and the CPD (minutes of various committees and meetings, annual activity & financial reports, room booking, financial transactions, etc.);
  • Support with the preparation of funding applications and reports for both the QICSS Laboratory and the CPD;
  • Respond to requests for support from researchers on funding issues;
  • Provide planning and monitoring of financial budgets for both the QICSS Laboratory and the CPD.
  • Oversee to the proper functioning of the units (IT equipment & IT support requests, etc.) and act as a resource person for the users and the various services of the University;
  • Minimum Education & Experience :


    Three (3) years' related experience

    Other Qualifying Skills And / Or Abilities :

    Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Experience acting as a seasoned administrator with a proven ability to manage complex, multi-

    faceted mandates. Directly relevant experience in an academic / higher education environment. Client-focused, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage with various stakeholders with tact and diplomacy.

    Advanced problem solving, priority setting, analytical and organizational skills. Proven high-level of attention to detail.

    Proficiency in a PC environment, including Microsoft Suite. Proven ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. Excellent spoken and written communications skills in English and French.

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