Scientific Manager, Medicine by Design- 14 Month Term

University of Toronto - Toronto, ON (24 days ago)

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About us:
Medicine by Design harnesses the exceptional expertise at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals at the convergence of physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics and medicine to undertake transformative research in regenerative medicine and cell therapy. Funded by the single largest research award in U of T’s history, it fosters unique multidisciplinary collaborations and applies engineering design principles and quantitative biological modelling to accelerate breakthroughs. Through strategic investments and partnerships, Medicine by Design is powering Toronto’s burgeoning biomedical ecosystem, strengthening Canada as a global centre for regenerative medicine and aims to improve health outcomes for people worldwide.

Your opportunity:
As a key strategic initiative at U of T that spans multiple disciplines and institutions, Medicine by Design offers an environment that values scientific excellence, innovation, strategic thinking and strong relationships. We are a small, high-performing staff team that is committed to operating our programs to the highest standards of customer service, and seeking creative opportunities to engage our community of investigators, trainees and partners to maximize our impact.

Reporting to the Director, Strategy & Translation, Medicine by Design, the Scientific Manager is responsible for: overseeing and implementing award programs and reporting; working with multidisciplinary research teams and collaborating partners domestically and internationally to identify strategies and opportunities for initiating research funding and building ties with industry partners; supporting industry business development activities; initiating large, multi-investigator grant proposals; and proactively managing relationships with research partners, industry contacts and other stakeholders.

Your responsibilities will include:
Coordinating tasks for projects and other strategic initiatives with stakeholders; coordinating the preparation of submission materials (e.g. overseeing administration processes of award programs such as Medicine by Design’s Team Project, New Ideas, Post-doctoral Fellowship and other award programs)
Writing large, multi-investigator grant proposals
Cultivating ongoing, high-profile prospective partnerships that advance strategic agendas
Developing marketing and partnership plans that support research needs and objectives
Promoting the use of institute resources through industry collaborations; promoting advance institute interests to industry representatives and government officials
Conducting detailed analysis of grant application policy to maximize research funding
Producing complex reports involving statistical and/or financial information for funding agencies
Liaising with agencies, collaborators, industry sponsors, faculty and other stakeholders regarding funding applications

Essential Qualifications:
Ph.D. degree in life sciences or biomedical engineering or similar health-related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience within a university, hospital, or comparable environment
Previous experience writing, editing, and reviewing grant submissions and other academic material
Experience in research administration and program coordination in an academic environment, preferably in medicine, biomedical engineering, or related health sciences
Experience in business development and partnerships
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MS Project)
Strong and clear grant preparation skills and experience that encompass all aspects of drafting grant applications, including writing and editing, grammar, and communication style
Understands the academic research community, especially in biomedical and health sectors
Excellent project management skills and experience, with high level of initiative in seeing projects through to completion
Proven ability to oversee and implement award programs, create Request for Applications including budget tables, evaluation process for submission, manage sensitive communication with PIs and award applicants
Strong interpersonal skills required, operate effectively, tactfully and diplomatically with a diverse range of internal and external constituents

Assets (Nonessential):
Knowledge of and experience in regenerative medicine preferred

To be successful in this role you will be:
Problem solver
Team player

Travel: None

A copy of the job description is available upon request. Please email

Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)

Appointment Type: Budget - Term

Schedule: Full-time

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 15 - $83,481 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $106,758. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Job Field: Research Administration

Job Posting: Nov 12, 2019

Job Closing: Nov 21, 2019, 10:59:00 PM