Director, Research and Training

  • 2024-04-04
  • Director, Research and Training
    Our client, a Canadian not-for-profit that supports stem cell and regenerative medicine research, is seeking a Director of Research and Training to join their team.
    Key Responsibilities
    Management and Reporting Activities
    • Manages and motivates a team of three (Research Specialist, Training Specialist, Program Coordinator), providing guidance, direction, and coaching to achieve the company's research and training objectives
    • Maintains a strategic overview of the company's program activities with a view of monitoring impacts on the design and delivery methods for programing as it pertains to process procedures, and participant engagement
    • Ensures effective communication across the organization regarding the planning and execution of Research and Training programs
    • Collaborates with the VP to understand the vision and strategy for successful implementation of the Research and Training programs
    • Defines efficient and effective ways of delivering Research and Training programs while maintaining high quality processes.
    • Reaching across academic, industry, charitable and not-for-profit organizations to build partnership synergies that benefit the company's programs
    • With support from the Research and Training team, collaborates with the Corporate Services team to ensure all program metrics are collected and reported annually
    • Prepares and recommends to the VP, Research and Training the operational budget related to research and training activities
    • In-conjunction with the VP, serves as a liaison between the stem cell research community (researchers and trainees) and the company
    Management of Research Funding Program
    • Manages the Research Specialist in the implementation of all elements of the research funding program, from guidelines and application process, through to peer review and the company's continual review process to final reporting and outputs
    • Supports the Vice President in the management of the operation of international peer review committees and Research Management Committee
    • Supports the Vice President in overseeing and preserving the integrity of decision-making within funding competition processes
    • Oversees the Research Specialist on the research award portfolio reporting, which is provided to the VP, Research and Training, on an annual basis
    • Serves as a resource for the company's research community and responds to their inquiries about company programs
    Management of Training Program
    • Provides management support to the Training Specialist in the design and execution of the company's training program content and curriculum, including the methods of delivery, schedule, and partnerships required for implementation of annual programming
    • Provides management to the Training Specialist in working with Communications staff to ensure outreach products and training opportunities
    • Responsible for the overall management of the company's training-focused committees: Training and Communications Committee (TCC), Training and Education Committee (TEC), and Early Career Researcher Committee (ECRC)
    • Postgraduate degree relevant to stem cells and regenerative medicine
    • 10+ years of progressive experience in the life sciences and/or stem cell regenerative medicine research
    • 5+ years experience in managing staff and the delivery of corporate programs
    • Proven track record in continual improvement of program delivery
    • Knowledge of governance and administrative activities associated with research funding and peer review
    • Excellent communications skills and experience in writing scientific text and translating scientific texts to plain language
    • Ability to take initiative and work collaboratively within a team, and work independently
    • Previous experience working in a not-for-profit environment an asset
    • Experience working in a high performing organization that works across teams, depending on project requirements, and within a functional reporting structure
    • Ability to work effectively in a remote team environment and maintain collaboration with other staff
    • Bilingualism (EN/FR) a strong asset
    Thank you in advance for your interest, only individuals deemed to have the skill set and experience to fit the role will be contacted.
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