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Research Program Coordinator

Date: July 1, 2015
Reports to (Job Title): Administrative Manager
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Statistics & Actuarial Science


Main Campus


35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The Research Program Coordinator is responsible for providing assistance, including, but not limited to, the planning, maintenance and reporting of a number of research and teaching initiatives involving Dr. Cook and the biostatistics training program he directs, according to established policies and procedures and calendar of events.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Financial Management



2.  Management of Reports and Contracts



3.  Act as Project Coordinator of a Provincial Training Program for Biostatistician in Cancer


4.  General Administrative Support including, but not limited to the following:

Position Requirements


High School Diploma
Education or training related to communication and communication strategies an asset.


Several years of administrative experience in an academic environment.
Working knowledge of UW financial policies, procedures and regulations an asset


Experience working with financial reports and the preparation and administration of grants.
Require working knowledge of FORE and CONCUR systems.
Demonstrated proficiency in LaTeX, Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Familiarity with website maintenance.
A willingness to learn new software as required.


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
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Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Interpersonal Skills: Position requires communication with internal contacts to obtain, clarify and discuss information, and to receive instructions.  Contact groups and individuals include, but are not limited to:
-Office of Research
-Finance Office
-Department members and graduate students in Statistics and actuarial Science
-Human Resources – Payroll
-Math Faculty Computing Facility (MFCF)/Information Systems and Technology (IST), SHARCNET

Position requires communication to primary external groups to obtain, clarify and discuss information including, but not limited to:
-External research offices at the institutions hosting interns
-Scientists at external research groups (OICR, PMCC, NCIC-CTG, LTCC, UHN, McMaster University)
-Canadian and International funding agencies

Level of Responsibility:

The job involves specialized work with minimal supervision and provides guidance to others.

Decision-Making Authority:

Moderate decision-making authority.  Some examples of decision-making include:
-Decisions on priorities given multiple demands and deadlines
-Decisions on online report and contract submission techniques
Decisions on troubleshooting techniques and when to solicit help from technicians
-Decisions on how to resolve discrepancies and answer procedural questions regarding grants, etc

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of an administrative position within an office environment.

Working Environment:

Travel:  Occasional local travel required.
Working Hours:  Regular working hours.
Risks – physical and psychological:  No significant risks