Research Training Officer -Queen’s University

Research Training Officer

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Competition Number:J0223-0124

Position Title:Research Training Officer

Position Number:00507352

Employee Group:Support Staff – USW Local 2010

Job Category:Research

Department or Area:University Vet & Compliance

Location:Kingston, Ontario, Canada 

Salary:$63,762.00 – $77,750.00/Year

Grade:08 Review Salary Information Here

Hours per Week:35

Job Type:Permanent (Continuing)

Shift:7 Monday – Friday

Number Of Positions:1

Date Posted:April 18, 2023

Closing Date:May 9, 2023

COVID 19 On-Campus Requirements

Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status and provide proof that they were fully vaccinated or had an approved accommodation to engage in in-person University activities. These requirements were suspended effective May 1, 2022, but the University may reinstate them at any point.

About Queen’s University

Queen’s University is the Canadian research intensive university with a transformative student learning experience. Here the employment experience is as diverse as it is interesting. We have opportunities in multiple areas of globally recognized research, faculty administration, engineering & construction, athletics & recreation, power generation, corporate shared services, and many more.

We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society.

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Job Summary


A Brief Overview
Reporting to the Director, Research Compliance, the Research Training Officer is responsible for supporting the learning environment of Queen’s researchers — through the development, coordination, administration, and delivery of programs and services, with a wide scope of subject matter. Subject matter could include, but is not limited to, topics around research security, research data management, clinical trials management, data privacy, research quality assurance, conflict of interest, research integrity, and intellectual property. Delivery methods could include, but are not limited to, lectures, workshops, asynchronous online modules, webpages, or small group sessions. The Research Training Officer works with a variety of experts within the Vice-Principal Research Portfolio, and educational and content experts outside of the portfolio, to support the research, design, development, and delivery of training programs. The role is designed to ensure that Queen’s researchers are supported in their research endeavours and are compliant in all aspects of their research. A strong background in research ethics and/or research compliance is considered an asset. This position acts as the project manager for course development, including implementing and ensuring timelines, outlining course development plans and guiding the development process. This position designs and develops online, blended, and instructional workshops. This position collaborates on course development with subject matter experts, editors, and web developers. This position provides guidance, training and/or expertise to team members, industry partners, students, writers, faculty and/or management on tools and processes. This position also collects and analyzes data, and makes recommendations for improvements to courses and/or to gauge course success rates.

Job Description

What you will do

  • Acts as the project manager for course development, including implementing and ensuring timelines, outlining course development plans and guiding the development process.
  • Designs and develops online, blended, and instructional workshops by applying best instructional practices and learning technologies.
  • Collaborates on course development with subject matter experts, editors, and web developers.
  • Composes, creates, edits and/or proofreads a variety of materials, including publications, advertisements and marketing materials, proposals, social media posts, website copy, promotional materials, briefings, reports, articles, quizzes, assignments, manuals, signage, newsletters, stationary, logos and graphic and video content.
  • Creates and updates design templates for print and electronic usage.
  • Provides guidance, training and/or expertise to team members, industry partners, students, writers, faculty and/or management on tools and processes.
  • Collects and analyzes data, and makes recommendations for improvements to courses and/or to gauge course success rates.
  • Maintains information databases and/or archives.
  • Liaises with the copyright librarian to identify appropriate digital resources for instructors, ensuring copyright permissions are secured and documenting the use of copyright items.
  • Provides training and support regarding teaching strategies, learning activities, assessments, increased student engagement, and integration of new learning technologies.
  • Assists in the delivery of courses, lectures, tutorials and/or laboratory activities by preparing marking schemes, rubrics and coordinating design deliverables.
  • Provides guidance and support to teaching assistants, undergraduate students, other instructional designers and/or summer students.
  • Other duties as required in support of the department and/or unit.

Required Education

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent. In addition, requires a professional designation, certification, or other qualification, or on-going learning to remain ahead of changes in technology or emerging fields.

Required Experience

  • More than 3 years and up to and including 5 years of experience.

Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Knowledge and Requirements

  • Knowledge of concepts and principles in a specialist field that is typically acquired through a combination of advanced professional or academic qualifications and/or substantial work experience.
  • Provide effective consultation and advice on non-straightforward and/or complex issues.
  • Interaction with others requires interpersonal skills and the ability to understand and influence.
  • Adapt messages to meet the different needs of different audiences.
  • Builds relationships, trust and credibility.
  • Prioritize and distribute work to deliver objectives on time and to the highest standard.
  • Identify in advance when the intended results may not be achieved and develops a plan to address the gaps.
  • Actively participate in project team meetings and develop individual and unit project plans.
  • Lead procedural or technological change within a unit.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work processes.
  • Seek information and input to fully understand the cause of problems.
  • Appropriately assesses risks before making a decision.
  • Contribute to the creation and evaluation of possible solutions.
  • Take action to remove obstacles and address problems before the impact performance and results.
  • Apply equity, diversity, accessibility, inclusion and Indigenization considerations to decision making and planning.
  • Promote a work environment that is free from sexual violence, harassment and discrimination, and the ability to show empathy for those who have experienced trauma.

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at hradmin@queensu.ca.