Project Manager, Dairy Cattle Health Research

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Grant & Trust Professional

Project Manager, Dairy Cattle Health Research

Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College

Temporary full-time from July 4, 2022 to February 26, 2027

Hiring #: 2022-0378

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Researchers in the dairy health management research group in Population Medicine have recently secured two large 5-year grants to support numerous research projects on dairy cattle health and performance. The project manager will provide administrative support for these major grants, working with staff in the Office of Research and OVC Shared Administrative Services to ensure timely and accurate planning, operations, reporting, and accounting. Reporting to the project principal investigators, the project manager will work on a variety of activities simultaneously to coordinate, report, and promote the projects’ activities. 

Reporting to the Principal Investigators, the Project Manager will plan, execute, budget, monitor, and report on the progress and activities of the project while ensuring communication and collaboration is occurring among the project team, funders, and partners, and that the projects are meeting their milestones.

The Project Manager is responsible for key activities, including:

  • Financial Administration
  • Communications and Reporting
  • General Administration and Operations

Requirements of the position include:  an undergraduate degree in agriculture or science and 1 to 5 years of work experience in the area of research management or financial administration. A Masters of Science, or Project Management qualifications (PMP) are assets, as is knowledge of the Canadian dairy industry. In addition, candidates should demonstrate:

  • Ability to manage finances, including budget monitoring, analysis and reporting
  • Strong ability in written communication that includes a wide range of types of writing (succinct executive summaries, detailed reports, research proposals, webpages) to multiple audiences (researchers, funders, dairy farmers) and containing information from multiple disciplines across a broad range from basic and applied science and social science
  • Flexibility and capacity to learn new administrative systems quickly
  • Ability and inclination to help graduate students and technicians to navigate project and administrative requirements
  • Tact, diplomacy, discretion and good judgment
  • Ability to manage several complex ongoing activities simultaneously, independently and with initiative
  • Professionalism and a collaborative approach

Classification     Grant/ Trust fund position, Band P03
GTP Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2022 06 15
Closing Date: 2022 06 29

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