Bilingual Research Review Officer

Project Management - BA
Research proposals
July 1, 2018
Updated on
August 15, 2018
Valid until

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

Excellent judgment

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.