Research Manager – University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

The Position

The Research Manager will undertake independent research project management of the CIHR-funded research project: Advancing and Mobilizing Indigenous Tuberculosis Knowledge: Impacts of Racially Segregated Tuberculosis Treatment (Manitoba Indigenous Tuberculosis Photo Project). This will involve answering inquiries about the project, hiring and supervising research assistants, maintaining ongoing community outreach programming, and planning site visits to share photos. This position will involve planning and chairing regular meetings and communicating with the Advisory Board, as well as Collaborators. The position entails extensive background knowledge of Indigenous health history, photos and material culture, Indigenous community research, the exercise of judgment on issues related to research procedures and progress, collegial management of project staff, fiscal management of the project funds, and timely reporting about the grant to stakeholders and the granter, CIHR.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working independently and making final decisions relating to project procedures and processes
  • Collaborate with researchers and faculty members to establish and adapt research objectives, analytical protocols and guidelines, and deadlines
  • Design, implement and oversee project and operation level management of the research, including research funds, personnel, analysis of research results, and technical output
  • Conduct high-level and complex historical analysis on research operations and methodologies
  • Liaise with external research partners
  • Hire and supervise contractors
  • Direct knowledge translation and research dissemination activities
  • Conduct literature searches, historical research and analysis, and disseminate research results pertaining to the scope of the Research Project
  • Store and manage the data
  • Attend conferences and prepare publications on the subject of the grant outcomes
  • Oversee and write grant applications to support the Research Project
  • Organize special events and other forms of public engagement including social media
  • Identify and assist in securing funding opportunities, and prepare and submit documentations required by funding agencies
  • Creating and delivering educational curriculum and content on Indigenous health histories


  • PhD in History with a specialization in Indigenous history
  • Experience in researching and disseminating the history of Indigenous tuberculosis research in Manitoba and Canada
  • Knowledge of the relationship between Indigenous historical health trauma, colonialism and modern Indigenous perspectives on tuberculosis and health care
  • Experience working with Indigenous community representatives and Indigenous tuberculosis survivors
  • Experience writing and managing Tri-Council grants and other sources of funding
  • Large-scale research project management experience
  • Experience in public education on Indigenous health history, including developing and leading Indigenous-led public history programming
  • Experience using Indigenous research ethics in the context of historical photos research
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Knowledge of Indigenous, government and Sanatorium Board records and the colonial archive
  • Experience working with and networking among Indigenous organizations that govern and are related to Indigenous health as well as, local and Manitoba history organizations
  • Knowledge of the application of the Manitoba Personal Health Information Act to historical health records in archives settings is an asset
  • Experience working with the Manitoba Indigenous Tuberculosis Photo Project is an asset


This position will be eligible to participate in our benefits plan.

Note: This position is represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Research Capacity Unit.

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