Industry Partnerships Officer

McGill University - Montréal, QC (il y a 30+ jours)

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Under the direction of the Associate Director, Industry Partnerships, the Industry Partnerships Officer is responsible for the management and execution of large and/or collaborative funding opportunities offered through federal, provincial, and international research and industry-sponsored programs, including high-value awards at the University. The Industry Partnerships Officer acts as a subject matter expert on large and collaborative funding opportunities and advises the McGill research community on how to maximize the research funding potential from a range of sponsors (agencies, foundations, industrial partners, etc.). The Industry Partnerships Officer is also responsible for the review and negotiation of agreements and proposals as they relate to research projects within assigned areas/sectors of responsibility and proposals as they relate to research projects within assigned areas/sectors of responsibility.

Primary Responsibilities:
Oversee and implement grants and agreements management processes of large and/or collaborative external research programs (e.g. provincial, federal, international) to ensure delivery of funding programs to researchers across campus.
Act as a resource person and subject matter expert to the McGill research community on sponsors’ policies, procedures, and guidelines for industry-funded proposals and applications. Provide outstanding customer service by assisting and advising researchers during both the pre-award and post-award project phases.
Provide information and guidance to researchers on existing or potential large and/or collaborative funding opportunities within assigned areas or sectors of responsibility.
Organize and participate in outreach sessions to promote funding opportunities and provide expert advice on application processes, specifically with the large and/or collaborative programs.
Liaise with stakeholders on large and/or collaborative funding opportunities. Establish and plan a framework for the successful completion of application processes by meeting milestones and engaging all stakeholder groups.
Design, review, and negotiate agreements and documents related to proposals and applications to large and/or collaborative funding opportunities. Identify and mitigate risk issues, articulate alternatives, and recommend solutions to McGill researchers.
Work with the appropriate Technology Transfer and Industry Liaison managers to ensure that agreements have the appropriate research and commercialization terms.
Develop working relationships with university stakeholders, industry partners, granting agencies, and foundations. Build partnerships and negotiate with other universities, industry, and non-profit organizations as related to collaborative applications within the assigned areas or sectors of responsibility.
Assess and obtain approval for internal resources to support collaborative projects.
Organize and plan site visits by external agencies for the review of large grants.
Facilitate the post-award management process with external sponsors and internally at McGill. Work with the Awards Management team in the Office of Sponsored Research regarding post-award issues. As required, communicate with partners to ensure the proper management of awarded and committed funds.
As necessary, assume responsibility for planning, developing, editing, and disseminating project reports, presentations, and other project information and communications.
Provide activity and other special reports as well as analysis within the assigned areas or sectors of responsibility on a regular basis.
Assume other responsibilities or tasks related as needed to support the research activities of academic staff.

Minimum Education & Experience:
Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities:
Five years of related experience, preferably at a large, research-intensive university. Experience in budgeting and project management. Expert knowledge in provincial, federal, and/or international major funding opportunities and collaborative projects. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal in French and English. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment. Proven ability to work and achieve objectives within a complex policy and procedure framework.

How To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Staffing:


McGill University, Human Resources (Staffing)

688 Sherbrooke Street West, suite 1520

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 3R1

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The deadline to apply for this position is January 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

  • Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*
We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Staffing will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

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Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

Salary Range:
(Grade 05) $56,800 - $71,100 (midpoint) - $92,500


Until December 1, 2021 (with possibility of extension)

Reporting to:
Associate Director, Industry Partnership

Reference no.:

Post Date:
Friday, January 10, 2020