Leading Health and Life Sciences in Nova Scotia

Department/Program: Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, Research Services
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) (initially 12 months with the possibility of continued work to be determined at a later date) x 1 position(s)
Req ID: 39813
Union Status: Management/Non Union Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $50,000-$60,000, plus benefits
Posting Date: September 9, 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Start Date: ASAP

The IWK Health Centre is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. The IWK is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve.  We seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.

Position Summary

The Research Manager will provide research management support to Dr. Christine Chambers, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children’s Pain and Killam Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology and Neuroscience and will be responsible for the general management and administration of the “It Doesn’t Have To Hurt” research lab, based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre. The Research Manager will also work with other members of the lab including a multidisciplinary team of trainees (e.g., post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students, medical students), staff (e.g., research associates, research coordinators, research assistants, volunteers, etc.), patient partners, and other stakeholders. Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to), grant and financial management (e.g., account management, budgeting and forecasting, funding transfers, research expense management and reimbursements, invoices, etc.), lab equipment and facilities management, lab meetings and event coordination, lab communications (e.g., team updates, website, social media), staff, student, patient partner, volunteer management (e.g., HR, payroll, onboarding), maintenance and organization of files and record-keeping (both paper and electronic), travel organization and reimbursements, and project development and coordination, etc.

Hours of Work

Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm, 37.5 hours weekly. Some evenings/weekends may be needed; flexibility is required.

  • Degree in a health-related field and/or degree in management or business-related field. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification an asset.
  • Experience in finances, grant management, and book keeping
  • Experience in human resources and project management
  • High degree of computer and internet literacy and advanced working knowledge of finance and research-related programs (e.g., QuickBooks)
  • Attention to detail with a high regard for quality and a demonstrated ability to establish and meet timelines and deadlines
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and also collaboratively within a team structure
  • Professionalism, good interpersonal skills, and the effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Experience in a health centre or university environment an asset
  • Experience with web development (e.g., WordPress) and social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) an asset
  • Competencies in other languages an asset; French preferred

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