Junior Research Officer/Grant Facilitator

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Posting #:AP 64/2012
Posted:Sep 20, 2012
Employment Status:Permanent Full-Time
Faculty:Not Applicable
Department:Office of Research Services
Grade:Job Group J
Salary Scale:
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Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Office of Research Services, the Junior Research Officers/Grant Facilitator is responsible for facilitating the growth of research at Brock and ensuring that the research complies with federal and provincial laws, regulations, policies and guidelines and university and agency rules, policies, regulations and ethical standards. The Junior Research Officer will assist the Manager and Research Officers in facilitating both research grants and contracts from pre-proposal to post compliance to ensure they move efficiently through the process.

The Junior Research Officer will assist with large institutional grants, internal award programs, and applications for research awards and prizes. The incumbent will acquire knowledge of the funding agencies that Brock works with. Specifically the support will include the following: assisting faculty members in all aspects of grants and contracts from ideas through application to project completion; including budget development, maintaining records of research proposals, awards, and other relevant information; organizing and running of workshops and seminars that give faculty, students and staff the skills to enhance their chances to obtain research funding; assisting in the organization and administration of various internal peer-reviewed research competitions; all other related duties as required and assigned by the Manager, Research Services.


• University Degree with 2-5 years of experience working in a university research setting (graduate degree is preferred)
• Excellent writing and editing skills
• Financial planning and strong budgetary experience; project management skills
• Excellent learning, comprehension, organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to coach, mentor and inform faculty on the research funding process
• Organizational and scheduling skills
• Excels in working in a team environment
• Knowledge of grant development and writing processes
• Strong computer skills, including competency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Knowledge of database systems and webpage maintenance would be an asset
• Ability to work in both official languages would be an asset


This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver. Applicants are invited to submit a resumé and cover letter, including salary expectations, by applying online below by Friday, October 5, 2012.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer.