Research Advisor

University of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON (30 days ago)

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Position Purpose
Provides advice and support to researchers in developing their research projects to improve the success rate for external funding requests and to strengthen the faculty’s research activities. Helps faculty research activities gain greater recognition from the University community, the media and the public.
Essential Qualifications
Master’s degree in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
Minimum five years of demonstrated experience in a similar role
Excellent knowledge of research support opportunities and academia
Knowledge of research strategies and methodologies, including computer-based analysis
Experience drafting research project funding requests
Experience developing and managing international research agreements and activities
Project management experience
Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
Demonstrated ability to create, maintain and build relationships and partnerships within the University and externally
Experience in analysis and problem-solving
Excellent writing skills
Ability to apply marketing knowledge to the research sector
Ability to handle competing priorities and meet strict deadlines
Experience developing and delivering workshops related to research management
Experience using computer systems and applications such as Windows, word processing software, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, the internet and email
Bilingualism – English and French (spoken and written)
Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Contract of approximately 24 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring. All applications will be considered equally. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).