Research Development Lead

Website Sheridan College

Job Description:

Reporting to the Manager, Research and Strategic Initiatives, this position identifies and pursues collaborative applied research projects with various sized enterprises under various funding initiatives. The incumbent provides support to Sheridan’s Research and Incubation Centres, faculty and students to engage in research through the development, implementation and management of research projects, including applying for external research funding, and supporting faculty, staff and industry/community partner research relationships. The incumbent acts as a grant manager for funded projects to ensure timelines and milestones are achieved and works with research finance administrators to project manage the administration of funds to ensure appropriate, accurate and timely expenditures of research funds. The incumbent will be responsible to understand requirements of external funding bodies, such as NSERC, SSHRC, OCI and CFI and ensure compliance with grant application requirements and funding terms and conditions. Finally, the incumbent will be required to support the accurate and timely collection of data and metrics to support the completion of various national and provincial requests for data.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Promoting an awareness of Sheridan College’s applied research expertise and capacity among local business and industry, related organizations and economic development agencies.
  • Providing administrative support and technical assistance (within the limits of his/her knowledge and experience) to researchers and clients from idea generation to proposal writing, grant administration and execution/submission of final reports to the funding body;
  • Networking with internal and external stakeholders to identify opportunities for collaborative applied research projects.
  • Providing support to faculty, Research and Incubation Centres, students, and industry and community partners to engage in collaborative applied research projects through idea formulation, market research, supporting proposal writing and grant management.
  • Managing/leading and participating where appropriate in the full applied research process, ensuring compliance with all College and Applied
  • Research and Innovation strategies, policies and procedures and funding agency requirements.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key business, industry and community partner contacts.

Job Requirements:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate is an asset
  • Experience leading Research projects with the ability to seek funding from external partners
  • Experience in working with industry and community partners as research partners
  • Strategic and business planning and management
  • Understanding of Intellectual Property and commercialization (asset)
  • Experience managing large- and small-scale projects and associated budgets; Experience in project tracking and management.
  • Budgeting and allocation of resources
  • Master’s degree in Natural Sciences, Engineering, or related field of study.
  • 5 years of relevant research or grant related experience (Equivalency will be considered)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a focus on partnership development, internal and external relations and networking
  • Proven negotiation skills; Experience in contract negotiation, and technology development (asset)

Job Details:

Company: Sheridan College

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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