Research Project Manager

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About the Faculty of Science & iBEST

The Faculty of Science (FOS) at Ryerson 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. FOS is committed to interdisciplinary teaching and research across our four departments – physics, chemistry and biology, computer science, and mathematics. To learn more about the faculty, visit www.ryerson.ca/science/ and search @RyersonSci on Twitter and ryersonsci Instagram.

The Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST) is a partnership between Ryerson and St. Michael’s Hospital that brings together Ryerson’s engineering and science strengths with St. Michael’s biomedical research and clinical expertise to translate research concepts into testable healthcare solutions. Located within the St. Michael’s Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, iBEST’s access to biomedical, technological and clinical expertise allows its members and partners to identify challenges and rapidly pilot, modify and introduce biomedical discoveries and inventions to improve health.

The Faculty of Science especially welcomes applications from individuals who self identify as Black, Indigenous or a racialized person, who will be integral towards serving our highly diverse student population.  If you identify in one of the former groups, we encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter.  This is truly an exciting time to join our Faculty as we embark on our strategic planning guided by the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and with a firm belief that diversity is our strength. We are building a culture of recognizing and celebrating diversity and welcome you to join us as we define a new paradigm of success for us in the world of science.

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 manage 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.

The Research Projects Manager also manages ongoing and new projects of iBEST. They will be an expert on all inter-institutional matters between Ryerson and iBEST including policies, protocols and find ways to adhere to regulations for both organizations. They also coordinate and plan events, manage large budgets, review the iBEST website and ensure content is up to date, oversee the branding initiative of the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, coordinating the Scientific Operations Committee (SOC) meetings and problem solving technical or administrative related issues from Ryerson iBEST students on site at St. Michaels.  They will also organize large iBEST events such as the iBEST Symposium, by working with scientists and organizations from St. Michaels, Ryerson, and external partners (i.e. law firms, Biomedical zone, Stanford University etc.).

Work Location and Hours

This is not an IT Project Management position.

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree in a science related field and a post-secondary education preferably in business administration or equivalent education.
  • 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.
  • Experience facilitating successful Canadian Institute for Health Research, Collaborative Health Research Projects, Canadian Cancer Society grant applications is an asset.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. For example if you do not meet the education required and exceed the experience requirement, you are encouraged to apply.
  • Project management experience from planning to implementation and delivery, including status reporting, outlining anticipated issues and risks, ensuring available funding and negotiating contracts.
  • Strong financial and business management skills with the ability to draft budget proposals, forecast expenses and monitor relevant research and contract accounts.
  • Strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and motivate teams, and inspire members to innovate.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the research funding landscape within Canada.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills to write proposals and support letters, deliver presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently problem solve and make decisions with sound judgement.
  • Event management and marketing skills. Experience in event planning is an asset.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word and Excel), and Google Suite (Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, etc) and related project management software.

The Perks

There is something for everyone! Employees are eligible for many benefits, services and discounts that Ryerson has to offer:  

Additional Notes

  • Applicants who do not meet all of the posted qualifications may, upon the University’s sole discretion, be considered to fill a vacancy on an underfill basis.

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.

Please watch a message from Ryerson’s Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion for more information on our commitment to equity.

Important Notice Re: Job Postings during COVID-19

While we are committed to ensuring the best possible experience for all applicants, due to the situation regarding COVID-19, please be advised that Ryerson University (“Ryerson”) reserves the right to pause a job competition at any stage in the process. Applicants will be notified in the event that the job competition process in which they are participating is suspended or paused. We appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times. Thank you for your interest in Ryerson University.