University of Toronto

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Research Services Officer

Oct 18, 2019
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Scarborough, Ontario
Early Career


About us: The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees from around the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. UTSC is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Join us on our journey. As part of the University of Toronto, Canada's leading research university and one of the top research universities in the world, conducting cutting-edge, world-class research is part of UTSC's DNA. The Office of the Vice-Principal Research (OVPR) is responsible for supporting the research and innovation enterprise at UTSC and enhancing the overall research profile of UTSC locally, nationally and internationally. Your opportunity: Reporting to the Manager, Research Services and Partnerships, with a secondary reporting to the Director of the University of Toronto's Centre for Research and Innovation Support (CRIS), the Research Services Officer supports the overall mission of the OVPR by supporting the provision of research services, coordinating special projects and initiatives established by the OVPR, and serving as the UTSC liaison to CRIS. This position will be responsible for disseminating research-related information and news through a variety of communication vehicles including e-mail and social media, supports and develops promotional/marketing materials to promote research at UTSC and to report about research impact and progress on campus. You will coordinate and track initiatives, activities and documentation as appropriate within the Office of the Vice-Principal Research and coordinate the implementation of initiatives and projects. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Promoting research initiatives to increase program visibility and reputation
  • Ensuring contracts and agreements prepared by others are consistent with University policy and standards
  • Liaising with agencies, collaborators, industry sponsors, faculty and other stakeholders regarding funding applications
  • Keeping well-informed on funding opportunities and resources, application policies/procedures and key deadlines
  • Overseeing tasks related to the production and dissemination of communications/marketing materials


Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of related experience in an academic divisional research administration environment
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of supporting development of applications for research funding and research communications
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating the implementation of initiatives and projects
  • Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience providing administrative support
  • Experience in supporting multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience in maintaining filing systems and records management
  • Experience maintaining websites and using social media
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive; and to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Must have highly developed organizational, time management and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills and a commitment to delivering the highest level of customer service
  • Strong computer skills with experience in MS Office

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Experience working in a similar research administration office setting is desirable

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Articulate
  • Cooperative
  • Courteous
  • Diligent
  • Meticulous
  • Organized


USW Pay Band 11 -- $65,669 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $83,978. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.