ADS Level 6 - Compliance and Awards Coordinator - Research Services

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Date of Posting: 
June 19, 2013
Research Services
ADS Level 6 - Compliance and Awards Coordinator
Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$48,389 - $53,224 as per CUPE 1870

 Research Services, University of Prince Edward Island is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Compliance and Awards Coordinator. The successful applicant will report directly to the Vice President, Research and will be the primary point of contact for faculty and student researchers preparing research compliance forms, serve as the super-user for the Research Services database, and will assist with the review and administration of research grants.
• Provides administrative support to compliance committees, guidance to researchers involved in the compliance process, and liaises regularly with compliance committee chairs and safety officers on campus.
• Reviews compliance submissions for completeness and conformity with university and agency policies and conducts ongoing monitoring for protocol and permit renewal.
• Coordinates internal compliance-related training sessions and external agency site visits.
• Updates and revises UPEI compliance policies and internal processes based on regulatory requirements.
• Serves as the super-user for the RS database, ensuring compliance, grant and contract information is entered correctly; runs reports and queries using the database.
• Assists with the research grant application and administration process, including identifying funding opportunities and reviewing grant applications.
• Undergraduate degree in a research related discipline.
• In-depth knowledge of research process, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and understanding of current research and compliance environment. Ability to analyze federal regulatory requirements and apply them to the UPEI context. Knowledge and understanding of the Tri-Agency Framework on Responsible Conduct of Research.
• Computer skills to include proficiency in use of relational databases, electronic file management, current software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office), and ability to work with web based forms.
• Familiarity with proposal writing process.
• Demonstrated ability work as part of a team; strong written and oral communication skills; excellent ability to plan, coordinate and establish work priorities/deadlines; demonstrated ability to initiate actions and to work with minimal supervision; versatility to handle frequent interruptions while dealing with multiple tasks and deadlines; demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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