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Research Services Officer

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Research Services Officer

Date Posted: 09/25/2023
Req ID: 34107
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM: Novo Nordisk Network
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
Position Number: 00055474


About us:

U of T Mississauga—the second largest campus of Canada’s top-ranked university and the only research university in Ontario’s booming Peel Region—is one of the world’s great catalysts of humanpotential.

Our employee community hums with the energy of 3,400 faculty, librarians and staff, who power our campus with curiosity, connection and care. We work together to spark life-changing research and innovation, make an indelible mark on the world by building equitable cities and societies, enable healthy lives, create a sustainable future and ignite entrepreneurship. Above all, we prioritize student success, and seek to give our 16,500 students the lift of a lifetime through learning anddiscovery. We love to open opportunities available nowhere else for our community to achieve their ambitions and make their unique contributions to Canada and the world.

This work all comes together on a spectacularly green campus, alongside theMissinihe-ziibi (Trusting Creek or Credit River), where we seek to honour truth, reciprocity and reconciliation on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We’re thrilled to welcome those whowant to learn more about us and to be part of what we do.

Your opportunity:

University of Toronto’s Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations is a new cross-disciplinary research network aimed at reducing the burden of diabetes and related chronic conditions. In partnership with Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and University Toronto Mississauga, the goal is to establish an integrated platform of community-based research to address root causes of the diabetes epidemic in Mississauga, Peel Region and beyond. Using an integrated approach that targets health disparities across settings of healthcare, communities, and living environments, the Network will advance knowledgeon how to make populations healthier in a feasible, effective, sustainable and equitable way.

The Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations is committed to supporting multi-disciplinary, collaborative teams to co-design initiatives and interventions in the Peel Region focused on reducing the burden of diabetes and chronic disease. In this role you will be responsible for developing relationships with University of Toronto faculty, the Peel Region Community, researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, municipal and provincial government and agencies to support the Network’s research, community engagement and capacity building activities, including the Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations Catalyst Grant program. The NHP’s Catalyst Grant Program focuses on building and growing collaborations between academics, researchers, clinicians and the Peel Region community to design, develop and implement evidence-informed programs, interventions, approaches, or evaluations that have shown promise in other contexts and align to the Network’s mission: To reduce social inequities in risk and burden of diabetes and other chronic diseases through better care, lower risk factors and healthier living environments.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and overseeing activities that enhance and expand research funding activity and effectiveness
  • Identifying, developing and executing strategies for research and development collaborations
  • Building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and partners of strategic importance
  • Delivering presentations to promote programs, opportunities and/or initiatives
  • Acting as the first point of contact for program-related enquiries
  • Developing project schedules including milestones, critical path, timelines, deliverables and reporting
  • Tracking funding and contract documentation
  • Planning and estimating financial resources required for programs and/or projects

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five years of relevant work experience; preferably in a hospital or post-secondary and/or public sector environment
  • Experience in building collaborative research teams and managing multi-disciplinary and/or multi-institutional research projects
  • Experience in the development of research proposals, publications, grant applications and/or contracts
  • Related knowledge in conducting and designing research programs and in research methodologies
  • Experience in budget development
  • Experience in fostering effective communication within and among groups.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion
  • Experience in using word processing, spreadsheet, database and Internet applications and tools.
  • Exceptional listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent editorial and documentation skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Detail oriented, resourceful, innovative, flexible, accessible.
  • Proven capacity to excel in an independent, highly confidential, ever-changing work environment
  • Knowledge of research and sector trends, project management, and business development


  • Project Management Certification
  • Participation in equity, diversity and inclusion training especially in relation to research
  • Experience developing and delivering educational materials

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Adaptable
  • Communicator
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Procedural
  • Resourceful
  • Self-directed

Please note: This role is currently eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, pursuant to University policies and guidelines, including but not limited to the University of Toronto’s Alternative Work Arrangements Guideline.

Closing Date: 10/09/2023, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 15 -- $93,752 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $119,892. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching
Lived Experience Statement

Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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