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Research Officer


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This position reports to the Associate Dean, Research (ADR) and the Administrative Executive Officer. The incumbent, in collaboration with the ADR has responsibility for leading the development, planning, and coordination of research activities to enhance, promote and support the research enterprise in the Schulich School of Business. Responsibilities include: high level research planning and communication. Drafting development and implementation of research-related policies within the School. identification of funding opportunities. Development of external research partnerships. Liaison with the Office of the Vice President, Research & Innovation, and Office of Research Services. facilitating and advising on the grant application process. Developing and advising on budgets. administering faculty awards. Overseeing and coordinating research initiatives and large research projects, developing and maintaining information databases and reporting activities. This position is created to assist in achieving the goals and objectives of the School's strategic research plan including the intensification of research at York University.

Masters' Degree or an equivalent of 5 years recent experience (defined as within the last six years) working at York University and performing the same or similar tasks. This education equivalency is in addition to the experiential requirements outlined below.

Experience in independent research and graduate work plus a minimum of 5 years' directly related and hands-on experience in an institutional setting (university, government agency), including preparation of grant proposals and budget preparation. Sound knowledge of government research granting councils and other applicable external funding agencies. A comprehensive understanding of University and School structures, legislative and research granting processes. Knowledge of Project Management Principles. Experience providing advice and counsel to senior management and developing strategic plans.

Superior technical reading and writing skills, strong communication and presentation skills, knowledge of research methods and statistics, project management skills, grant development and budget preparation, familiarity with government agencies and corresponding policies and legislation. Strong analytical, leadership and team building skills. Effective interpersonal and public relations skills. Excellent organizational, planning and coordination skills. Effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills. The ability to work in a rapidly changing environment. Public speaking skills, relationship building skills and the ability to work with diverse teams. Intermediate- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office. Excellent attendance and punctuality are essential in this position.

Additional Notes:
This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.

Overtime may be necessary during peak periods.

Peak periods for this position: September - October, March - April.

Vacation restriction: September- October.

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