Persuasive and deadline driven, you will use your advanced training and experience in research administration, fundraising, and/or proposal development to facilitate research application success rates in the natural sciences, engineering, biomedical, and clinical/health research areas at the University. Skillful in providing leadership and advice to researchers while working within a team environment, you will: support the formation of interdisciplinary teams; seek appropriate funding opportunities; facilitate the development of collaborative research proposals (by contributing background research, writing, copy editing and liaising with funding partners), convey the University’s research strengths to various stakeholders and lead workshops.  

Your Masters degree in the natural sciences, engineering or a related health discipline (PhD would be an asset) is complemented by five years’ related experience working in research administration or fundraising.   Your interpersonal, writing and communication skills allow you to develop and convey the University’s research expertise to funding agencies confidently. Knowledge of project management principles, research policies and external funding agency guidelines (i.e. NSERC, CIHR, Canadian Foundation for Innovation) is a definite asset.  

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 21, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled.  Interested applicants are invited to submit a single pdf document that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, confirmation of immigration/citizenship (, along with name, address, telephone, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references to:

Office of Human Resources
University Centre
Room UC-0003
Fax:  807-346-7701
Lakehead University is committed to a creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.  We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

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Lakehead University

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Thunder Bay, Ontario


Natural Sciences, Engineering, Health

Positions For

Full-time one-year contract position (renewable)

Date Posted

Saturday December 05, 2015