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ENG Civil Engineering

Competition No.


Posting Date

Aug 16, 2021

Closing Date

Aug 23, 2021

Position Type

Full Time

  • Grant Funded

Salary Range

$50,425 to $68,486 per year





This competition is open to all applicants, however internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

This position is for one year plus a day from the date of hire, and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at:

The Research Communications Coordinator will have a multi-faceted role that focuses on the development and implementation of the Urban Traffic Safety research projects, headed by Dr. Karim El-Basyouny. The Research Communications Coordinator will support the research team through grant and report writing, as well as editing research and project reports and technical documents. The position holder must possess the ability to work with multidisciplinary research teams, and government and community stakeholders, and familiarity with the processes necessary for both research funding applications and within the university. Supplementary duties will include providing research assistance and supporting stakeholder liaisons in coordinating research projects, and organizing workshops and other related research activities and events.


  • Coordinating and writing a large research funding bid, including working with multi-disciplinary research team members, and government and community stakeholders, including:
  • Supporting team members as they develop and articulate the research aims, scope and objectives for a large-scale, multimillion-dollar, Urban Traffic Safety program
  • Coordinating the research proposal materials and transposing them into a coherent, compelling, written grant application
  • Liaise with all stakeholders including government departments and community groups
  • Ensure that all steps in the grant writing process have been followed in a timely manner
  • Liaise with the grant-awarding body
  • Coordinating research meetings during the development process
  • Set up project processes to ensure a smooth transition to operational status:
  • Ensure that stakeholder requirements are met
  • Create and implement the tools and processes needed to meet the project's objectives and deliverables
  • Set up internal reporting processes (develop templates, set proposed internal deadlines based on external requirements)
  • Work within a team environment that encompasses multidisciplinary partners (internal and external)
  • Work with University communications teams to develop external communications strategies
  • Supporting Dr. Basyouny's research activities, which are not relevant to the Urban Traffic Safety program, by providing grant, bid and proposal writing support
  • Provide editing and writing support for academic papers being prepared for publication


  • A minimum Bachelor's degree required, Master's/PhD preferred
  • Preferred Experience: 5+ years of working in a Higher Education environment
  • Knowledge of NSERC grant application processes
  • Experience working with government stakeholders, particularly City of Edmonton
  • Knowledge of the University of Alberta's internal processes
  • Familiarity with the transportation research environment
  • Exceptional technical writing skills, including technical editing, to facilitate preparation and editing of scholarly publications and grant proposals
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills; ability to multi-task without losing attention to detail
  • Proficiency with standard Office software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and current web browsers (Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox)

Individuals contacted for an interview, will be required to participate in an editing assignment to further assess writing skills.

Please apply with a cover letter and resume. Also, in your cover letter, please provide a detailed answer to the following question:

"How will you contribute to a culture of trust, effectiveness and execution in the Faculty of Engineering?"

Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications received with a cover letter that does not specifically address these important items will also not be considered.

Applications will be accepted immediately. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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