Research Project Manager

Ryerson University - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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About Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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About the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science (FOS) at Ryerson University is a powerhouse of leading-edge applied research and education located in the heart of downtown Toronto. We deliver high-quality education that produces workforce-ready graduates and we conduct vital research that improves the quality of lives around the globe. The Faculty of Science is committed to interdisciplinary teaching and research across our four departments - physics, chemistry and biology, computer science, and mathematics - to prepare students for a career in the lab, the emergency room, and beyond. To learn more about the faculty, visit and search @RyersonSci on Twitter and ryersonsci Instagram.

The Opportunity

We are looking to hire an experienced Research Projects Manager to join the Dean’s Office in the Faculty of Science! The Research Projects Manager manages and oversees research projects and associated industry projects related to assigned areas within the Faculty of Science, from development to implementation stage. They plan, execute and implement all aspects of a project within agreed budget, specifications and timelines, and manages client-team relationships. In addition, the Research Projects Manager develops new project proposals, as required. The role primarily focuses on Biology and Chemistry disciplines with a secondary focus on Computer Sciences,Mathematics, and Physics disciplines. The Research Projects Manager supervises and coordinates the work of project resource staff who will assist with the project.

This is not an IT Project Management position.


  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree in biology and/or chemistry and a Master’s degree preferably in business administration or equivalent education. PMP Certificate is an asset.
  • Minimum of five (5) years in a project leadership role, preferably in business development for science-related projects, including facilitating academic research projects and technical teams and writing proposals for research-related initiatives is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Experience facilitating successful Canadian Institute for Health Research, Collaborative Health Research Projects, Canadian Cancer Society grant applications is an asset.
  • Project management experience from planning to implementation and delivery, including status reporting, outlining anticipated issues and risks, ensuring available funding and negotiating contracts.
  • Solid written communication skills to write proposals and support letters.
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills with the ability to facilitate client and team meetings and deliver presentations to non-technical audiences and clients.
  • Strong financial and business management skills from training or certification, with the ability to draft budget proposals, forecast expenses and monitor relevant research and contract accounts.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research funding landscape within Canada.
  • Strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and motivate teams, and inspire members to innovate.
  • A demonstrated commitment to client service and building relationships with faculty, students, staff and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience using business intelligence tools to develop dashboards is an asset.
  • Event management and marketing skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word and Excel), and Google applications (Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, etc), project management software.

Additional Notes

Position #: 20003271

Reports to: Manager, Research Programs, Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives, Faculty of Science

Vacancy type: TERM

Employee Group: MAC

Start date: ASAP

End date: 2 years from start date

Hours of work: 36.25 hours per week

Grade: C42

Salary Scale: $64,744 - $103,421 (Hiring Salary Range: $64,744 - $70,000)

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Aboriginal HR Consultant for support during the selection process.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.

Applications will only be accepted online through Ryerson's careersite.(

Reference ID: 12341234

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary