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Research Manager, Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) (2-year Contract)

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Job Detail

  • Experience 5-10 years
  • Industry Management
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join Sheridan’s Research department at CMI, the Centre for Mobile Innovation.  The CMI is a research centre that creates innovative solutions to industry-relevant challenging problems through collaboration of faculty, students and staff researchers with industry, community, and academic partners.  We use leading technologies such as Mobile, Machine Learning, Wearable Computing, Augmented/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality (AR/VR/MR) and Internet of Things (IoT).  The incumbent, reporting to the Director CMI, is responsible for managing all aspects of the CMI laboratories and ensures that research projects are executed efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with all Sheridan and funder policies throughout the research pipeline from lead identification to execution and project closure. Areas of responsibility include centre operations, financial and human project management, industry and community partner relationship management, business outreach for research program/project development, and funding generation.

The Research Manager is accountable for supporting finance administrative staff in the Research Office in providing administrative support to teams, including human resources, finances (budgeting, project expenditures and invoicing), and writing applications and monitoring project execution.  It is also expected that the incumbent both supports faculty Principal Investigators (PI) and staff and acts as the PI on certain research projects within their domain of expertise.

What you will be doing

  • Providing operational management of CMI (human resources, lab infrastructure, financial planning and budgeting);
  • Providing project management leadership to enable successful development and execution of research and and other strategic activities;
  • Building research capacity and capabilities through support for faculty and other researchers and their teams throughout the entire research process from partnership and project development to project closure;
  • Supporting the Director in sourcing new funding opportunities and developing relationships with external stakeholders (industry, community and academic partners);
  • Providing student mentorship and opportunities for student learning and experience within research projects;
  • Working together with the Research Office staff and faculty Principal Investigators and researchers to ensure that research project budgets are prepared appropriately and managed thoughtfully throughout the duration of research projects;
  • Working with the Director and other team members to acquire and optimize the use of all CMI resources (human, financial, infrastructure) needed to fulfill the Centre’s mandate;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

About You

You bring excellent collaboration skills with an ability to influence at all levels and obtain buy-in when diverse needs and competing priorities exist, and can clearly communicate complex information verbally and in writing across multiple levels.

Your respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion, as it relates to the student academic experience, informs your way of knowing, practicing and supporting the Sheridan community.

You enjoy research and being a member of a team that creates innovative solutions using leading technologies in collaboration with faculty, students and external partners.

You enjoy balancing many different tasks and can prioritize multiple projects while staying organized and maintaining a high level of attention to detail.

You bring excellent negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to resolve conflicts using skill, tact, and diplomacy.

The successful candidate will also possess the following qualifications: 

  • Master’s  degree in computer science, or a related field of study
  • 5 years relevant experience in research project leadership/management (equivalency to be considered)
  • Experience with research proposal preparation and research within a field relevant to CMI
  • PhD Computer Science, or related field of study and/or a professional certification (e.g., PMP or P.Eng.) is desired

Who We Are:

“Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives. Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (, charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity, and inclusivity.  Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence.  Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community”.

Other Details
Faculty/Department: Research – Centre for Mobile Innovation
Campus Location: Trafalgar (may be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) once normal campus operations resume. This position is currently working both on-site and remotely, expected to resume fully on-site TBD
Employee Group: Administrative
Payband: NM
Hiring Range: $97,582 – $103,681
Application Details: This position is a 2-year contract (with the possibility of continuing)
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Initial screening to take place February 4, 2022.

Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.

Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

Sheridan is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources.

You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.

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