Faculty/Department VP Research Unit Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities Employee Group URFA APT Collective Agreement Consideration Open with preference given to APT members. CUPE 5791 Job Family N/A Category Staff Number of Vacancies 1 Position Summary
Reporting to the Executive Director, Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities (IEESC), the Research Administrator will act as the administrative officer for issues related to energy and environment research at the IEESC. This role will act as a point of contact for researchers/communities contacting the Institute for issues related to energy and environment, and providing critical support for a significantly increasing variety of interactions between researchers of Institute and a number of governmental and industrial organizations in provincial, national, and international levels.
This position requires a sound knowledge and practical application of accounting and financial analysis in the management of the day-to-day budget of IEESC projects, as well as the management of research labs, grants and contracts. In addition, the Research Administrator will support ongoing dialogue between researchers at the University of Regina and domestic/international partners for collaborative energy and environment research projects. The Research Administrator will provide support to the Institute Manager in the development of promotional materials of IEESC’s research achievements.
The successful candidate will be in charge of the overall administration of energy and environment research at the IEESC to support graduate students, visiting scholars, research assistants, and research scientists. In addition, the Research Administrator coordinates and promotes research collaborations in energy and environment and the China-Canada Joint Institute, and act as point of contact for energy and environment research activities including:
- Managing IEESC research laboratories;
- Organizing and conducting research-related field trips;
- Managing budgets and project finances;
- Managing the IEESC websites;
- Assisting in the preparation of research funding proposals; and,
- Coordinating office functions in the IEESC, as required.
- Master’s (or higher) degree in Environmental Engineering with three to five years’ experience working with collaborative research teams on funding proposals.
- Knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and practices of environmental engineering and energy/environment systems management.
- Extensive experience in laboratory operation and management, e.g. conducting environmental sample tests, operating and maintaining various types of equipment, handling and storing chemicals and other materials, handling of compressed gas cylinders, lab related book keeping and reporting, training for lab users.
- Experience in synchrotron radiation based facilities is an asset.
- Strong ability and demonstrated record in research of energy and environment studies.
- Strong communication skills with ability to address a broad range of audiences both orally and in writing with all levels of faculty, staff, students and external community including funding partners and research collaborators.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
- Demonstrated experience in managing finances, including budget management and planning, accounting and financial analysis.
- Demonstrated experience in preparing proposals for sponsored research funding.
- Demonstrated experience in conducting research-related field trips, overseeing logistical arrangements and data collection.
- Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, and to work with shifting priorities and schedules.
- Excellent computer skills including a working knowledge of all aspects of Microsoft Office, desktop computing, and web-based training.
- Experience with website development is required; website updates and maintenance is an asset.
Physical Demands Pay Grade APT 2 Salary Range $52,073 - $70,281 Annually Status Permanent Work Hours
Standard office hours with occasional evenings and weekends as required.
Duration (if Term/Temporary) Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time Preference Posting Target Posting Not Targeted
Job Close Date
Special Application Instructions
Please note that preference will be given to APT Members. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a resume that clearly states how they meet the posted qualifications and three references.
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.