• BioSteel Research Project Manager/Principal Investigator

  • Job Description

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    Employee Group: Administrative
    Faculty/Department: Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies (FAHCS)
    Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
    Reference Number: 18/A/64
    Hiring Range: $83,952.00 - $89,199.00

    Salary Range: $83,952.00 - $104,940.00
    Application Deadline: Open until filled.
    Application Details: This position is a 2-year contract with the potential of renewal for a 3rd year.


    Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies (FAHCS), and supported by external research funds, the Research Project Manager/Principle Investigator is responsible for managing strong, independent, externally funded, applied research projects and related activities. Specifically, the incumbent leads authentic third party applied research for BioSteel.

    The Research Project Manager will be the principle investigator responsible for collaborating with external partners,  faculty, students and staff to successfully execute high-quality research. . This position is accountable for providing direct leadership and guidance to research project teams. This includes hiring/selection of the co-authors/contributors and selecting student research assistants, and external team members to ensure successful project performance and outcomes. The incumbent will also hold the responsibility for writing grant applications (i.e., NSERC), manages the grant requirements, monitors research methods and project execution, writes peer-reviewed manuscripts and presents results at relevant conferences. This role acts as a catalyst for building research relationships and interdisciplinary collaborations between Faculties and external business, government and community partners to generate research partnerships that will contribute to meeting the Faculty’s strategic plan and  Sheridan’s Academic Plan (e.g. knowledge transfer and translation of research outcomes to curricula).

    While this position is supported by a meaningful partnership with BioSteel, the Manager will be expected to conduct authentic third party research without input from BioSteel.



    Specific Responsibilities Include:


    • Proposes original, innovative research projects of high quality
    • Ensures projects are conducted ethically, effectively, efficiently to Sheridan standards and the standards of any funding agency involved in the projects. Prepares applications to the Research Ethics Board for any research involving human participants
    • Manages and leads the full applied research process, in compliance with Sheridan Undergraduate Research strategies, policies and procedures
    • Generates ideas and writes grants proposals, including for research done in collaboration with other Sheridan researchers; ensures applications are complete, financial/ budget data are accurate and adequate, and human resource requirements are addressed
    • Liaises with appropriate internal faculty, Administration or Support staff to ensure required resources are available
    • Ensures projects are fully completed, including writing final reports and supporting financial reporting for funding agencies through coordination with the Operations Manager
    • Prepares manuscripts for publication that disseminate the results of research projects; Distills  research findings into high fidelity, concise, and compelling presentations, data visualizations, and/or infographics 
    • Identifies and builds applied research project partnerships and funding opportunities in relevant subject areas. This includes industry, business, government, non-governmental agencies, community organizations, colleges, universities, research institutes, associations and funding agencies.
    • Prepares budgets for research projects, ensuring eligibility of planned expenses and maximizing cost recoveries to the institution.
    • Performs other initiatives and activities, as required.




    • PhD in exercise science or a related field, post-doctorate preferred. a background in molecular biology would be an asset
    • 5 years of relevant work experience
    • Demonstrated skill in project management and applied research design and methodology, and familiarity with ethical issues in research
    • Training in various software packages (e.g. statistical software, data management software) is required
    • Experience managing funded projects in a laboratory setting (corporate or academic)
    • Experience implementing knowledge transfer and translation activities, including the use of creative tools of research dissemination, (e.g. social media, blogs)
    • Strong leadership and organizational skills to manage project teams and processes, influence stakeholders and mentor students in research activities is required
    • Product commercialization experience and teaching experience is desired
    • Effective communication (oral, written, presentation) skills is required
    • Creative problem solving capabilities and tolerance for complexity and ambiguity is an asset

    Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com


    Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


    Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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