Research Administrator (MT0459, ADM1B, GR3)

Job Category: 
Term positions for management and excludeds

Position Context:

Working in a research lab for a professor and graduate students, the Research Administrator oversees a project that requires collaboration between various team members to achieve specific objectives, ensuring that desired results are achieved.  Provides efficient and effective administration to guarantee that research and the project advance smoothly.  Ensures that project deadlines are met, within budget, objectives are achieved, and that tasks are properly completed by team members.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Organize team members and use IT project management systems to track and document progress of complex research projects
  • Monitor the work within the team to help aims and quality standards to be met
  • Establish project objectives in order to advise and guide project management
  • Establish and foster effective working relationships by identifying needs and providing support in project delivery
  • Provide project status reports and feedback to project and leadership teams
  • Participate in meetings throughout different stages of the project
  • Manage accounting, budgeting, ordering, costing and billing for the team
  • Perform other administrative related duties as assigned by the supervisor


Undergraduate degree

Two (2) year’s related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

Experience in a university research lab and PMP designation, a strong asset.  A self-starter with leadership and excellent communication skills, who enjoys working in a team environment. Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multi-task and able to prioritize and meet frequent deadlines.  Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook and very comfortable with MS Project.  Must have a good understanding of the academic research environment.  English and French, spoken and written.

Additional Information:

This is a research-funded position. The schedule will be determined together with the supervisor. Depending on the hiring salary, the candidate selected might not be eligible to enroll in the University’s benefits program.

How to Apply:

Please submit your electronic application via the web at click on "Application Form" and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter as one document.

The deadline to apply for this position is January 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the Faculty of Engineering will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

Employment Equity:

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at angela.campbell [at] or 514-398-1660.

Faculty of Engineering
Salary Range: 
(Grade 03) $27,437 - $34,311 (midpoint) - $41,185
1 year (with the possibility of extension)
Reporting to: 
Professor Mark Driscoll
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