University of Western Ontario Consultant, Research Development Full Time in London, ON

University of Western Ontario

Branch London ON CA

Consultant, Research Development
London, ON

Strong research project budgeting skills. Research Western provides strategic and administrative support to foster a culture of research excellence that…

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours of Work: 35 per week

Salary Grade: 15

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience. We offer competitive salaries, exceptional benefits, including educational support for professional growth, and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

Research Western provides strategic and administrative support to foster a culture of research excellence that enhances Western University’s profile on the global stage.


The Consultant, Research Development, assists directly with opportunity dissemination, grantsmanship, proposal development, and ensures that each proposal conforms to Western policies and to the criteria and guidelines of the relevant funding program at both the submission and confirmation of award stages. The Consultant also coordinates activities among Western researchers, its local affiliates, and other national and international peer institutions and agencies with the goal of facilitating the success of the proposal. These proposals are typically related to major national, international research grant programs and strategic grant programs from the three major granting agencies.



  • Bachelor’s degree


  • 5 years direct experience working with major government research programs
  • 5 years experience in an academic, research or evaluation focused organization
  • Direct involvement and experience preparing government infrastructure proposals
  • Direct experience with university research administration policies and procedures
  • Experience with international research grants and funding opportunities is an asset

Skills & Expertise:

  • General knowledge of intellectual property management
  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office and database software
  • Proven ability to take initiative and champion a project from conception through implementation and evaluation
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on proposal development and presentation to internal contacts up to senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and achieve results
  • Strong research project budgeting skills
  • Thorough understanding of the Canadian peer-review granting systems, processes and procedures such as CIHR, CFI, NSERC and SSHRC or equivalent programs
  • Well-developed presentation and public speaking skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain healthy working relations and partnerships with faculty, peers and external agencies
  • Judgment, analytical and problem solving skills with a consultative and collaborative approach to addressing issues and opportunities
  • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize with an eye to consistently producing high-quality work and meeting deadlines in a demanding environment
  • Thorough understanding of research strengths and foci of different faculties
  • Good working knowledge of new science and technology

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: London, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-01-25
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