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Research Strategy Development Specialist I

University Health Network

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 20, 2020.

Job Posting #862222

Position: Research Strategy Development Specialist I
Site: R. Fraser Elliott Building
Department: Strategic Research Initiatives Development (StRIDE)
Reports to: Manager
Salary Range: $74,247.00 to $92,808.00 per annum (commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Permanent Full-Time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Research Strategy Development Specialist I in our Strategic Research Initiatives Development Department.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN’s six research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

The Research Strategy Development Specialist I is an integral member of the Strategic Research Initiatives Development (StRIDe) team whose mandate is to foster the growth of the University Health Network (UHN) research enterprise through support and implementation of its ongoing strategic priorities.

Primary responsibilities include supporting the development of institutional level grants and other institutional-level proposals, and scientific and institutional reporting related to the goals and activities of the research institutes of UHN.

Working with the Manager and other Research Strategy Development team members, investigators, research leadership and staff, the Specialist I will plan, develop, write and edit scientific proposals for research funding and gather information on and analyze data relating to all aspects of UHN research as well as potential research funders and their programs; and organize and maintain and disseminate that information. In addition, as an integral member of the StRIDe team, the Specialist will be involved in developing other scientific transfer materials for both internal and external audiences to increase knowledge of, collaboration with, and investment in the UHN research enterprise. This includes materials in print, electronic and other media, and contributing to various internal and external research reporting projects as required.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals with research experience who want to gain more experience in developing, drafting, editing and disseminating scientific documents for different audiences.

• At minimum, a MSc in a Science or health science related discipline or recognized equivalent; Biomedical Sciences preferred
• Experience in academic research laboratories required
• Experience in writing and editing of scientific documents (research proposals, manuscripts, etc.) desirable
• Experience in developing grant proposals desirable
• Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high-quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance with UHN standards
• Exercise initiative and good judgement with the ability to multi-task
• Compliance with confidentiality requirements
• Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Knowledge of applicable legislative, UHN and/or departmental policies
• Client-service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills working with research personnel and administration
• Demonstrated project management skills
• Computer literate (word processing, spreadsheet, browser skills essential; knowledge of HTML)
• Proficiency in using graphics software, including Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere) desirable
• Experience or interest in photography, lighting techniques and graphic design

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions

Posted Date: August 20, 2020                            Closing Date: Until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.