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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
The Schulich School of Engineering is currently seeking two Full-time, Limited Term Research Advisors for approximately 2 years.
As a Research Advisor for the Schulich School of Engineering (SSE), your main responsibility is to support the grant application process. This involves working with SSE researchers to identify funding opportunities, develop grant proposals, and manage the submission process. You will report to the Manager of Community and Social Impact and collaborate with faculty members and researchers across SSE. This position works closely with academic staff and senior managers, as well as with government, industry, educational institutions, and other organizations to build and strengthen funding opportunities and partnerships. A primary part of this role is to ensure grant applications are reviewed in alignment with the University, and that they meet the requirements and timelines of the funding agencies.
The primary purpose of the Research Advisor position is to provide comprehensive research advising and coordination services to SSE researchers and staff. This includes reviewing grant applications, administering research agreements and funding applications, coordinating with faculty members and funding agencies, analyzing research statistics, coordinating SSE research events, financial accounting, and providing support to the Associate Dean Research (Innovation and Strategic Partnerships) and the Associate Dean Research (Faculty Research & Scholarship).
In this role, you will facilitate research award grant applications, including pre and post-award administration of research grants from various granting agencies, such as federal, provincial, and global agencies, other government departments and agencies, and the not-for-profit sector. You will also provide advice, education, assistance, and information to SSE faculty members to support the research process. Additionally, you will collaborate with other university units such as the VPR Office, Research Services, International Office, other faculties, and Innovate Calgary to proactively identify and capitalize on funding opportunities for SSE researchers. Overall, as the Research Advisor, you will play a vital role in facilitating the research process at SSE, supporting researchers in securing funding for their projects, and promoting the growth and development of SSE's research program.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
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Application Deadline: July 14, 2023
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.
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist / Advisor Job Family, Phase 2.
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