You will contribute to maintain Mitacs research quality standards by managing peer review processes for Mitacs programs.
Reporting to the Manager, Research Review, the Research Review Officer will contribute to maintaining Mitacs research quality standards by managing peer review processes for Mitacs programs. This position will require a thorough understanding of Mitacs’ programs and mission, excellent judgment, the ability to perform under pressure, and strong communication skills.
Location: Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver
1-year Contract with possibility of extension
Handle research proposals for programs such as Mitacs Accelerate and Mitacs Elevate
Analyze proposals to identify external subject matter experts qualified to review.
Invite external experts to review proposals and manage follow-up communications.
Document/summarize feedback from external reviewers.
Prepare funding recommendations on proposals to the Mitacs Research Council.
Prepare written feedback on research proposals to program applicants
Manage the work of Research Review Coordinators
Assign research proposals to Coordinators to handle
Ensure a balanced distribution of workload among Coordinators
Recruit, train, and mentor Coordinators as required.
Review funding recommendations from Coordinators.
Monitor and report on peer review process performance
Ensure timely completion of peer review.
Provide regular reports on peer review statistics.
Propose and implement process improvements when appropriate.
Form and manage ad hoc review committees/panels as required.
Provide internal reviews for proposals for Globalink and other programs as needed.
Collaborate with other Mitacs departments such as Programs, Grant Management, Finance, IT, and Business Development as necessary.
Other duties as assigned from time to time.
Master’s degree required, but PhD preferred
Ability to grasp topics in a wide range of academic disciplines
Self-starter who is comfortable working in a team setting
Excellent time management skills
Performs well under pressure and/or deadlines
Strong written communication skills
Good problem solving skills
Receptive to new ideas
French language proficiency required
Mitacs fosters a culture where creativity and innovation is valued and encouraged. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and a team based work environment.