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Research Projects Manager

Job Code: RPM 17-03-30

The Genome Sciences Centre has an opening for a one year temporary full-time Research Projects Manager. This role is for a Manager of research projects and grants in a research environment. Reporting to the Head Project Management or Projects Team Leader and working closely with the Principal Investigators (PI’s), you will play a key role in managing projects and grants within the context of a research culture with established policies and procedures, vision and values. The major focus of this position is to work with the Principal Investigators (PIs) to establish the objectives, milestones, and budgets for various projects and grants, and monitor the progress against these objectives and milestones.

Specifically, you will:  

    • establish budgets for research projects, grants, collaborations and core activities and assist with preparing grants and progress reports
    • monitor budgets and expenditures
    • establish, monitor and coordinate milestones, deadlines and objectives
    • recommend strategies for improving projects management methods
    •  liaise with grant/core funding agencies


Specifications:

While equivalencies will be considered, ideally you bring a degree in Science (preferably Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Computer Science) plus 5 years' recent related experience in project management and/or research development management.

Certification as a Project Management professional will help you make the short list, as will experience in academic scientific research or the biotech or software industry. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Project is essential and you should have excellent organizational, analytical and verbal and written communication skills.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

To Apply

Please send your resume with cover letter to

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