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Project Analyst, Office of Research Services, VP Research

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Job ID: 16094

Updated: Yesterday

Location: Other

Position Overview

The Office of Research Services within VP Research is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Project Analyst .

The Project Analyst position reports to the Specialist, Research Facilitation. The position provides support for pre-award application processes and post-award reporting for the Institutional Programs Division. Interacts with the SUPPORT intake process for pre-award activities, including assisting with the coordination of proactive intake processes, facilitating application development processes, and ensuring compliance with funding agency application development guidelines. The funding opportunities involved will include but are not limited to CFI, WD / EDT, NCE programs, Tri-council programs, and Alberta Innovates programs. Facilitates the development of research proposals, strategic plans, business plans, and research networks in association with major institutional awards. Assists with the facilitation of researcher workshops, as well as general research communication where required.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Provide support for the development and submission of strategic grant applications. Contribute to application processes for the development of funding proposals, including facilitating application development processes, ensuring compliance with funding agency application development guidelines, and reviewing proposals for strategic content and accuracy of budgetary information
  • Execute, in collaboration with the research team, project plans pertaining to major funding competitions, identifying project risks, developing action item lists and project status reports
  • Contribute to a robust, proactive intake process for Institutional Programs
  • Liaise with legal services when necessary to monitor contract development as related to competitions and help resolve outstanding issues from a program perspective
  • Collaborate with other service units as required to ensure award is finalized and reporting requirements are met
  • Liaise with University commercialization agent as required to facilitate the development of industrial partnerships related to funding programs
  • Evaluate, develop and implement operating procedures, policies and processes related to the efficient and effective operation of the strategic research programs, taking steps to initiate changes and making recommendations to senior management on the development of long term plans
  • Manage communication flow between agencies and researchers regarding specific research projects, proactively developing communications strategies and measuring the effectiveness and making changes in collaboration with the researchers
  • Identify issues and work towards agreeable resolutions
  • Act as first point of contact for stakeholders requiring information relating to specific projects within funding competitions and is a key catalyst in ensuring inquiries are responded to in a timely manner
  • Ensures RSO database is accurate and up to date with regard to submitted applications.
  • Responsible for budgetary journal entries in relation to Institutional Programs reporting requirements
  • Assist with Institutional Programs budget development, finalization and revision where required

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • University undergraduate degree required
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, interpersonal and analytical skills are essential
  • Good knowledge of the research funding landscape is an asset
  • While a Business degree is preferred, considerable relevant work experience will be considered
  • Customer service attitude, with demonstrated problem-solving ability and a keen eye for detail are required

Application Deadline: August 10, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist / Advisor Job Family, Phase II.

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