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Research Facilitator

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Research Facilitator
Department/Unit Health - General
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S091-24
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 3 years
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1
Salary $66,445 - $89,012 per annum
Classification ADM-06
Provisional Statement
This is a provisional classification. Formal regular review classification procedures may be initiated at any time by the incumbent or supervisor after the incumbent has worked a minimum of six months in the role.
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary
The Faculty of Health is the second largest and one of the most complex Faculties at Dalhousie University, comprised of nine Schools/College, Healthy Populations Institute, Resilience Research Centre, Centre for Transformative Nursing and Heath Research, and in partnership with the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, the Centre for Collaborative Clinical Learning and Research. Reporting jointly to the Director, Research (FoH) and Director, Strategic Initiatives & Programs (ORS), accountable to the Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Health, the facilitator advises on and assists the FoH research community with the life cycle of the research endeavor.
Key Responsibilities
  • Reviews and advises on how to strengthen FoH researchers’ grant applications, with particular focus on Tri-Agency.
  • Monitors upcoming relevant funding opportunities and communicates to the community through a variety of outreach mechanisms.
  • Plays a key role in the implementation of the research strategic plan, including the FoH peer review process, and provides strategic counsel to the Associate Dean, Research and other senior leaders in the faculty on research-related issues and activities.
  • Liaises with external partners, facilitates connection with research teams in and beyond FoH, identifies opportunities for collaborative research initiatives.
  • Liaises with Dalhousie’s Office of Research Services staff to facilitate coordination of research administration and embeds principles of inclusivity in their work and actions.

The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field plus approximately five years’ related experience in research administration or related environment (or equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to deal with the high volume and interdisciplinary setting, and to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Must have strong communication skills (written and verbal), and the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with various stakeholders.
  • Has participated in equity, diversity and inclusion training, especially in relation to research.
  • Knowledge of the research funding environment including funding programs, research funding agencies and practices, and functions related to research and research administration.
Job Competencies
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:

- Respect & Inclusion
- Thinking and Acting Strategically
- Relationship Building
- Development
- Change & Innovation
Additional Information
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit
Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 04/01/2024
Close Date 04/22/2024
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter