Research Grants Development Officer, Office of the Associate Dean, Cumming School of Medicine

  • Company:
    University of Calgary
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Health Care

Job ID:16608Updated:October 15, 2018Location:Foothills CampusPosition OverviewThe  Office of the Associate Dean  in the  Cumming School of Medicine  invites applications for aResearch Grants Development Officer . This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 2 years (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.The Research Grants Development Officer (RGDO) provides leadership to support external research grants across all four pillars of health research. Particular attention will be given to coordinating team grant and large scale operating grant applications as well as developing capacity in precision medicine funding applications.Early morning, evening and weekend hours may be required on occasion to meet critical deadlines.  This position is complex in nature and requires the ability to manage multiple, often competing, deadlines. The incumbent must deal with diverse stakeholders, including over 550 full time and 2700 clinical/adjunct faculty members across 20 academic departments, 7 Research Institutes, University administrators, external partners, and research funding agencies.This position reports to the Associate Dean.Position DescriptionSummary of Key Responsibilities(job functions include but are not limited to):Team BuildingDevise and promote new ways to increase collaborative research interactions within CSM and outside of the university to increase research competitiveness, particularly in the area of team grants and large scale operating grantsBecome familiar with research areas and programs of faculty members and CSM research institutes through participation in institute research days, one-on-one or small group sessions to facilitate targeting of specific grant opportunitiesEstablishes and maintains effective, productive relationships with staff, peers, immediate supervisor, senior management, and with the campus communityDeveloping capacity and teams in the area of Precision Health research fundingStrategic Grant DevelopmentWill identify and communicate collaborative opportunities between members of all Departments, Research Institutes, and external partners, as appropriateWill work closely with the Associate Dean (Research Grants), Research Facilitator and other staff in the OADR as required to promote and coordinate application and submission of grants covering the range of health pillarsIn order to coordinate and initiate interactions between potential applicants and develop collaborations to respond to new funding opportunities as they arise the RGDO will host seminars and information sessions, workshops, one-on-one meetings, and small group (team) meetings, as appropriateWill also coordinate support with Departmental and CSM Institute research support staff, Alberta Health Services (AHS) Strategic Clinical Networks (SCN), and other external partners, as required, to streamline grant development initiatives by multi-investigator teamsProvide leadership in providing strategic development of grant proposals for faculty researchProvide editorial and criteria review to ensure research is communicated effectively in line with University and funding agency policy/guidelinesAssisting the Research Facilitator and Associate Dean (Research Grants) with statistics on various grant applications as requestedAttend training opportunities that arise in grant development and research administration to maintain continued educationCommunicationKeep apprised and communicate new and emerging funding opportunities to all interested stakeholders (i.e. faculty members, teams, and research support staff within institutes/departments), as appropriateHost seminars and information sessions, workshops, one-on-one meetings, and small group (team) meetingsWork in concert with the CSM OADR and University Research Services Office to coordinate research grant submissions in line with University of Calgary policies and procedures (i.e. internal approvals)Recognize and protect sensitive information contained in grant proposals, including confidential research plans, intellectual property, and faculty, staff and graduate student salary detailsRecognize the impact of mishandling such information in terms of liability, potential loss of research funding and reputational damage to CSM and the University of CalgaryLeadershipWill provide leadership for development of successful proposals that will include coordination and management of applicants, recruiting internal and external reviewers, identifying and advising on potential matching/in-kind funds, provide criteria and editorial review of the application, and other activities aimed at improving the competitiveness, timely preparation and submission of funding proposalsQualifications / Requirements:Bachelor degree, requiredMinimum of 2-3 years related experience in Research and Development, in building collaborative research teams and multi-disciplinary and/or multi-institutional research proposals for tri-council agencies as well as provincial, national and international agenciesTraining in grant development and/or clinical research will be considered an assetA combination of education, training and experience may be consideredStrong knowledge of the academic research funding landscape in both basic and clinical realmsExperience working with or alongside Alberta Health Services, or other provincial health authority, considered an assetKnowledge of precision medicine is considered an assetExtensive knowledge of theory and practical application of research policies and proceduresExcellent oral and written communicationAdvanced analytical, organization, planning, and decision-making skillsDemonstrated ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and funding agenciesDemonstrated ability to set priorities, act decisively and to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment on a wide range of issues, using discretion and maintaining confidentialityDemonstrated ability to work autonomously and within a team, and adapt to multiple competing priorities to develop new initiatives and program directions as neededAdvanced skills in Microsoft Office SuiteApplication Deadline: October 29, 2018We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted. Additional InformationThis position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist Job Family, Phase III.To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view ourManagement and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visitCareers in the Cumming School of Medicine.About the University of CalgaryThe University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visitucalgary.ca.The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.