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Job order - J0622-0391 - Term
Title Research Project Manager
Category Research
City Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Job Description Research Project Manager

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Job Summary
Reporting to the Co-PIs of the Accessible and Inclusive Music Theatre Project, the Research Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management and support of research creation projects. The incumbent will provide leadership, expertise, and advice for the design and implementation of research projects, including being responsible for supporting research design, data collection and analysis and overall project planning and activities, establishing project priorities, monitoring project budgets and supporting financial reporting, ensuring active communication with sites and participants as needed, and promote effective collaboration and communication with study investigators and research assistants. The incumbent may also support grant writing, including literature reviews. In addition, the incumbent will prepare reports and publications as necessary, as well as be involved in the development and delivering of presentations at conferences. Committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion principles, the Research Project Manager is responsible for taking advantage of any opportunities to incorporate these into projects and day-to-day activities.

The incumbent may be required to travel to research sites or meetings occasionally, as necessary.

Job Description
• Apply arts and age studies knowledge, and proficient understanding of research methodology, data collection and analysis, to contribute to the oversight of research creation projects.
• Develop, maintain, and monitor a detailed project management timeline; recommend and design research plans, and set priorities and project objectives.
• Monitor project budgets and be responsible for monitoring and ensuring appropriate compliance regarding financial and record keeping and reporting, as per university, and under/institution guidelines.
• Coordinate, write and submit Research Ethics Board applications.
• Develop and prepare project materials, including recruitment materials and data collection forms.
• Support recruitment and initiate collaborations with community members as required by the project.
• Support research assistants and investigators, as applicable, in screening recruitment and follow up with study participants.
• Ensure research projects run in accordance with the research protocol, and keep track of the project according to the project timeline.
• Lead research team meetings: prepare agendas, take notes, and other meeting materials.
• Ensure there is ongoing and effective communication with the broader research team; liaise with research partners and community collaborators as necessary.
• Manage data and perform high quality analyses.
• Support knowledge dissemination to academic, professional and general audiences.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of additional funding opportunities and support investigators in the development of additional research applications and grant proposals, as applicable, including research design and facilitation the administrative components of grant writing (e.g. letters of support, CV completion).
• Mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
• Identify and support training opportunities for trainees.
• Knowledge of Queen’s ethics approval process, Tri-council granting policies, videoconferencing technology is an asset.

• PhD in education, musicology or arts-related age studies, or other relevant field.
• Minimum of 2 years experience of relevant experience in coordination of research projects and strong methodological and analytic skills.
• Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience working with older adults in creative contexts.
• Musical skills such as singing, dancing, or playing the piano including the ability to read simple musical notation, and employ musical terminology.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Demonstrated leadership capability in a high performing research setting.
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple competing tasks.
• Excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment.
• Excellent time management and problem-solving skills with strong analytical capabilities.
• Exceptional writing and editing skills.
• Demonstrated communication, collaboration, mentoring skills and interpersonal skills required for dealing with a broad range of research stakeholders.
• Proven ability to create and implement research projects with minimal supervision and guidance.
• Strong computer skills including videoconferencing, website maintenance, graphic design (e.g., Canva), word processing, spreadsheets, data analysis and database software.
• Demonstrated technical proficiency, or ability to become proficient quickly in the use of multiple software programs.
• Proven ability to work effectively as a team member, including when team members are located in diverse geographic locations.
• Respects diversity and promotes inclusion in the workplace; contributes to an inclusive and diverse team-based, positive work environment.

• Ability to work independently and be self-directed within guidelines provided by the Principal Investigators.
• Independently manage the day-to-day priorities in support of achieving overall project goals.
• Determine the best solution to administrative problems within guidelines. Decide on how to best implement changes if necessary.
• Effectively answer questions regarding research project issues, or redirect inquiries if necessary.
• Determine the best way to analyze and present data in order to meet the needs of the research project.
• Resolve problems as they arise and determine when to report on these actions to the Principal Investigator/s.
• Oversee, delegate, and assess the quality of work of research assistants.
• Make suggestions on data collection, presentation of results, and coordination of activities.
• Identify grant or funding opportunities relevant to the research.

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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