Research Grants Officer Simon Fraser University Canada

Research Grants Officer

Employment Duration
Permanent Full Time


Closing Date
January 23, 2019

Union/Affiliation:Administrative and Professional Staff (APSA)

Pay range:$60,172 To $71,857 Annually

# of openings:1 Position

Grade:8 Biweekly


Reporting to the Director, Research Services, the Research Grants Officer is responsible for pre-award support services related to research grant development and submission at SFU. Provides administrative support, guidance and consultation to faculty and staff regarding relevant internal and external policies and procedures; works collaboratively with applicants on late-stage facilitation of proposals; and liaises with potential funders to identify challenges and opportunities for funding. Reviews grant applications; identifies the need for compliance reviews; assesses alignment with the specific funding opportunity and makes recommendations to improve fit. Edits, formats, and proofreads specific sections of research grants proposal drafts; and performs consistency checks. Works with faculty on new and existing funding opportunities by signing, submitting and accepting research grants on behalf of SFU.



  • Master's degree in Science, Applied Science, Social Sciences, or Business discipline and three years of related experience in research administration in a post-secondary institution, OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Good knowledge of University research and governmental funding agency research policies, rules, regulations and best practices.
  • Good knowledge of basic research contract procedures such as sub-agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and material transfer agreements.
  • Good knowledge of project coordination principles and practices.
  • Excellent research, analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Good budget administration skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills. 
  • Ability to exercise appropriate judgment in the interpretation of sponsor award conditions and University policy.
  • Ability to develop and present research materials for workshops.
  • Ability to use database, word processing, spreadsheet and web publishing applications. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and demonstrate a high level of tact, diplomacy, and discretion.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.    
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team setting.

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