Researcher in Management
Thompson Rivers University

Researcher in Management
Application Restrictions
Open to both Internal and external
Job Type
Posting In effect from
Closing Application Date
Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may continue until the position is filled.
Full/Part Time
Full Time
Admin Type
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (If Applicable)

Reporting to the Director, Research Services, the Research Grants Development Officer (RGDO) facilitates, guides and supports the development of competitive, high quality research proposals at both the divisional and institutional level. The RGDO is responsible for identifying, promoting and managing high value/impact research opportunities to TRU faculty members, assisting them with grant development. The Officer is responsible for increasing the number and dollar value of successful funding opportunities year over year and for providing expert advice and guidance to faculty in the completion of research applications. This role involves networking and liaison with external research funders including federal and provincial granting agencies, research foundations, and private organizations, as well as with current and potential research partners. Working in a multi-tasking, team environment, the RGDO is responsible for research prospecting; funder cultivation, engagement and solicitation; pre- and post- award support; liaison with researchers and department staff in identification and communication of new funding opportunities; proposal and report editing; grant stewardship; liaison with TRU Finance division with respect to research grants administration; maintaining the grant reporting calendar for Office of Research Services; working with, and generating reports from the Research Project Management database; and assistance in the production of research reports, results letters and other documentation as required.


  • Identify, analyze and assess funding opportunities for revenue and success potential. Promote and advertise best value opportunities to faculty in all research disciplines. 
  • Maintain comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of funding opportunities and requirements, and be able to match opportunities to faculty members' strengths and areas of expertise. 
  • Assist and advise researchers and/or research teams in the preparation and submission of research proposals. 
  • Assist and advise researchers and/or research teams in navigating internal application processes and policies. 
  • Identify and contact potential international partners, initiate and set up meetings among faculty and with potential partners to develop joint grant applications and research partnerships. 
  • Review and interpret feedback regarding unsuccessful grants with researchers to assist in strengthening future funding applications. 
  • Report to Director, Research Services and Vice President Research on competition results and success rates. 
  • Assist Director, Research Services in the development and administration of large institutional applications when required (CFI, CRC, etc). 
  • Prepare communications on funding decisions for researchers, deans, finance, Communications Officer, and other appropriate departments. 
  • Monitor and report on faculty research developments with a view to leveraging key areas of activity into research proposals and revenue growth. 
  • Maintain appropriate grants data and records in paper form and in grants management database. 

Post- Award

  • Review research expense claims for completion and appropriate signatures and follow up with researcher to clarify when required. 
  • Review each expense claim to ensure eligibility according to the terms of the relevant funding agreement and budgets, before recommending document for signature. 
  • Notify finance office when all the Office the Vice-President, Research requirements are met for the release of funds. 
  • Responds to faculty queries regarding research related policies and procedures.
  • Communicates interesting research-related stories to Research Communications Officer for development and dissemination. 
  • Collaborates with members of The Office of the Vice-President, Research team, as assigned, to advance the priorities of research at TRU. 

Director, Research Services



  • Master's degree in a research discipline and at least three years' experience in areas of grants management and research administration and development, including significant experience with preparation of research proposals, budgets and reports
  • Related knowledge in conducting and designing research programs and in research methodologies 
  • Exceptional knowledge of successful grant application procedures and granting agency requirements
  • Experience in fostering effective communication within and among groups
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Detail oriented, resourceful, innovative, flexible, accessible
  • Proven capacity to excel in an independent, highly confidential, ever-changing work environment
  • Exceptional listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Very strong editorial and documentation skills, especially in relation to technical documents
  • Experience in using word processing, spreadsheet, database and Internet applications and tools
  • Ability to work with grants database software.
Pay Band
Admin Pay Band BH
Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Organizational Unit
Thompson Rivers University -> Research and Graduate Studies -> Research Services
Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.


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