[PPY589] | Research Officer

[PPY589] | Research Officer

30 Mar
Western University.

30 Mar

Western University.


Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35

Salary Grade: 15

About Western

With an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses.

About Us

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is a leading Canadian centre for outstanding education and research. The School aims to be a global leader in optimizing life-long health through innovations in research,

education and active engagement with our communities. The School is the largest Faculty on campus and employs over 2,000 part time and full time faculty and over 1,000 staff. Researchers in Schulich account for approximately 2/3 of research funding at Western.

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Research Office aims to enhance the School’s research competitiveness and research capacity, and to foster a culture of research throughout the School.


The Research Officer provides guidance and support to researchers in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for proposal development, with the goal of enhancing the success of research proposals and enhancing the School’s research portfolio. The Research Officer directly assists researchers with opportunity dissemination, proposal development, and grantsmanship, ensuring that each proposal conforms to Western's and funding agency policies, procedures and criteria. The Research Officer also fosters collaboration among researchers within Western's, its local affiliates, and other institutions and coordinates their research efforts to enhance research success and innovation. In addition, the Research Officer will design processes and implement strategies to support the acquisition of grant funding, and provide related expertise to faculty regarding internal and external grant processes. Funding proposals are typically related to Schulich and Western priorities and are directly linked to internal and external strategic funding opportunities, and to major national and international grants programs.



- Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Engineering

- PhD is preferred


- 5 years’ experience successfully pursuing funding opportunities, including experience preparing and writing research proposals, in an academic research administration environment

- Proven experience in writing successful proposals in a biomedical or medical field with direct involvement with the development of funding proposals to major Canadian government or international programs for support of research is preferred

- Experience with development and assessment of research metrics is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

- In-depth working knowledge of University research administration policies and procedures

- Familiarity with the biomedical, pharmaceutical, or health care industries

- In-depth knowledge of best practices for writing and reviewing grant proposals and for development of proposal budgets and of Canadian peer-review granting systems, processes and procedures

- Knowledge of government programs for support of research, including CIHR, NSERC, CFI, and equivalent programs

- Project management skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously from conception to completion within tightly prescribed timelines

- Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative and champion a project from conception through implementation and evaluation

- Creative analytical and problem-solving skills and sound professional judgment, especially with regard to addressing issues and to confidential/sensitive matters

- Excellent communication skills (oral and written) to translate information into easily understood terms, summarize information, provide a rationale for action, with an ability to complete detailed analytics and reports, and to deliver presentations

- Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and database management, with ability to develop and prepare reports, analyses and presentations

- Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage activities both for self and others effectively

- Strong client focus and a desire to achieve results is essential

- Influential interpersonal skills that build positive and strong relationships at all levels of the organization and with external agencies;

- Professional manner, tact, diplomacy and discretion in dealing with associates and colleagues including faculty and senior management

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or phone (phone hidden).

Please Note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.

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