Research Manager
Ontario Physiotherapy Association
Vancouver, Canada
23h ago

Job Posting Job ID : 36509 Location : Vancouver - Other Employment Group : Management&Professional (AAPS) Job Category : Research & Facilitation Classification Title : Research&Facilitation, Level B Business Title : Research Manager VP / Faculty : Faculty of Medicine Department : Ctr-Molecular Med&Therapeutics Salary Range : $61,840.

00 (minimum) - $74,238.00 (midpoint) - $89,085.00 (maximum) Full / Part Time : Full-Time Desired Start Date : 2020 / 01 / 27 Job End Date : 2021 / 01 / 26 Funding Type : Grant Funded Closing Date : 2020 / 01 / 20 Available Openings : 1 Return to Previous Page Guiding principle : "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.

Job Summary The Research Manager will be responsible for managing the activities of the UBC Social Exposome Research Cluster, which is funded by the UBC Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters program at UBC.

The Cluster is led by Dr. Michael Kobor who is a Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at UBC. The incumbent will be primarily based at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (BCCHRI), where Dr.

Kobor's laboratory is based at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT).

The incumbent will also regularly attend meetings and events at the UBC Point-Grey campus and will have access to shared office space in the Human Early Learning Partnership, within the School of Population and Public Health.

  • Major responsibilities for the Research Manager position include but are not limited to : organizing and coordinating meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars;
  • identifying new directions for research collaborations and projects between the investigators involved in the Social Exposome Research Cluster;
  • identifying funding opportunities and writing grant proposals; writing and submitting research ethics proposals; maintaining social media sites and websites;
  • identifying and liaising with community and not-for-profit partner organizations; and operational tasks related to the Cluster, including managing the budget and submitting progress reports and financial reimbursements.

    Organizational Status The research manager will work directly with Dr. Kobor, his research team, the other investigators that are part of the Social Exposome Research Cluster, national and international collaborators, and other staff and investigators at BCCHR, CMMT and UBC.

    Work Performed -Liaises between investigators, partners, staff, trainees, and external collaborators involved in the Social Exposome Research Cluster including identifying new directions for research projects and collaborations.

  • Leads and participates in grant proposal and project proposal writing for research projects and initiatives related to the Cluster
  • Initiates and implements new initiatives that align with the Social Exposome Cluster's 5-year strategic plan
  • Prepares and writes ethics applications for research projects related to the Cluster
  • Organizes and leads meetings, research seminars, workshops, outreach events, and other research & academic events.
  • Identifies and interacts with relevant stakeholder groups and integrates community groups and organizations (including but not limited to community partners such as Indigenous communities, academia, industry, not-for-profit organizations).
  • Provides operational management and oversight of the Cluster including submitting progress reports, managing the budget, and processing financial paperwork
  • Responsible for communication of the Clusters goals and activities to relevant stakeholders including maintaining the website and managing social media sties.
  • Writes, edits, and proofreads research grant proposals, academic proposals, letters of intent, manuscripts, and letters of collaboration for various projects in the Social Exposome Cluster
  • Identifies appropriate funding sources and opportunities
  • Performs other related duties as required. Supervision Received Direction is provided by the Principal Investigator, Dr.
  • Kobor. The research manager is expected to develop their own work plan and timelines, and to exercise a considerable amount of judgment and initiative in their duties and responsibilities.

    Supervision Given The research manager will provide assistance to staff, students and research fellows. Consequence of Error / Judgement The research manager is required to conduct all research facilitation activities in an ethical manner following approved guidelines.

    Confidentiality must be respected when dealing with research data.

    Errors made could influence the ability of research staff to meet critical deadlines, as well as compromise the results of research projects, and therefore impact the credibility and funding of the principal investigator, UBC, CMMT and BCCHRI, and other internal and external research partners.

    Qualifications Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. University degree in relevant discipline (e.g. biology, medicine, social sciences).

    Post-graduate degree strongly preferred. Strong technical scientific writing skills and / or certification Minimum of three years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Demonstrated experience in peer-reviewed, scientific / technical writing and grant writing / fund-raising for non-profit organizations

    Experience in a scientific / medical research environment including a full understanding of research methodology. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail.

    Ability to exercise tact and discretion in communication. Ability to analyze problems, identify key information and issues, and effectively resolve.

    Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills Ability to work independently while participating in a multidisciplinary research team.

    Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.

    Strong organizational skills. Computer literacy including Microsoft Office and writing / publishing software such as EndNote or Mendeley.

    Excellent scientific writing abilities and understanding of research methods.

    Excellent organization and communication skills (written and verbal). High degree of resourcefulness, motivation, enthusiasm and initiative.

    Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people across all career stages Ability to prepare effective grant applications.

    Ability to comprehend and incorporate broad scientific concepts and effectively communicate complex scientific issues. Ability to validate data and understand research methods.

    Ability to interpret results and make recommendations for implementation. .

    Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.

    We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and / or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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