MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Available opportunities are listed below.

Research Support Analyst 
Research Services

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


The Office of Research Services is currently seeking an experienced Research Support Analyst. The Research Support Analyst provides grants administration, ethics administration and system technical aid for pre/ post-award management within the Office of Research Services. The position is responsible for the maintenance and support for the functionality of the Grants Module in PeopleSoft along with database information systems used within the Office of Research Services. This position is a key role in the development of a variety of strategies to integrate research policy and practice through various activities to help achieve the goals of the research strategic plan.

Please note this is a term position with an anticipated start of March 2020 and end date of May 2021.


  • Strong computer skills and working with Microsoft Office suite software

  • Strong leadership, facilitation, and client service skills

  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)

  • Excellent time management skills, ability to set priorities and work comfortably in a deadline-driven environment

  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills

  • Innovative and creative thinker

  • Sound editorial and documentation skills

  • Ability to work alone with little supervision and able to work effectively in a team environment

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the following areas:

    • Dealing with University policy and procedures

    • Demonstrated project management experience

    • Creating and working with data management systems (working knowledge of PeopleSoft and system upgrade processes would be considered an asset)

  • Strong knowledge of organizational and administrative processes

  • Prior experience working within a research office/institute (at a university level) with focus in implementation of various research initiatives and increasing awareness of scholarly activities within a university community

  • Experience in creating and maintaining various communication strategies

  • Prior relationship management skills (experience liaising with various departments within a complex organization) within a university environment and dealing with government reporting at a municipal, provincial and federal level. Ideal candidate would have experience with Tri-Council reporting/compliance requirements


An undergraduate degree (in a research-based discipline) along with training and experience in a post-secondary environment is required. If no post-secondary work experience is relevant, a Master's degree would be considered.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

  • Competitive base pay

  • Generous vacation time

  • Excellent benefits package

  • Effective recognition and retention programs

  • Continuous learning culture

  • Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement. 

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Replacement Term
Salary MSA Band F
Closing Date February 14, 2020
Competition No. 20.02.011

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