Research Business Manager (Toronto)

The successful Research Business Manager at CGHR will manage the organization’s finances, budget, human resources responsibilities, and coordinate branding with St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH).


  • Manage the organization’s operational budget, maintaining financial records for external research funding, and directly overseeing research financial transactions
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and reports for Research Scientist Support, Research Administration and other areas, as required
  • Help to develop and implement a Research Strategic Plan for CGHR
  • Create databases for grants, projects and publications to help monitor productivity and ensure the most effective use of available resources
  • Effectively deliver financial support services (e.g., financial reporting, purchasing, accounts payables, handling audits)
  • Develop strong external linkages to funding agencies and government to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies
  • Manage CGHR’s annual scientific Advisory Board Meetings
  • Ensure support, training, and appropriate management of over 30 research staff
  • Directly manage 2 Toronto staff and an additional 7-8 direct reports in the Bangalore/New Delhi offices
  • Work closely with SMH to:
    • Ensure appropriate management of funds
    • Coordinate branding efforts of CGHR and SMH
    • Maintain a good working relationship with the SMH Foundation in support of Capital Campaign and ongoing fundraising
    • Ensure the establishment of fair and consistent position definitions and remuneration for Research staff
    • Oversee the review and negotiation of research contracts and grants
    • Ensure appropriate human resources policies and procedures are in place and relevant to the particular needs of CGHR


  • Master’s degree in business preferred, as well as 3-5 years of experience as a Certified General Accountant or Certified Management Accountant (or equivalent)
  • Business Administration or Business of Commerce training with requisite years of management experience
  • Solid technical skills in finance, human resources issues, developing contracts, negotiation, capital projects, and ethics
  • Excellent team-building skills including mentoring junior staff
  • Demonstrated ability to build/maintain integrity and trust
  • Ability to identify, recruit and manage talented research staff
  • Experience with non-profit work in developing country settings preferred
  • Ability to travel overseas, independently or with a team
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer and internet proficiency
  • Excellent attendance required
  • Experience working in a Hospital environment preferred.
  • Proactive with excellent problem-solving skills, and ability to adjust with the dynamic needs of the organization

Please send a cover letter and CV with references to:

Please quote “Research Business Manager position” in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: open until filled.

CGHR thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CGHR has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

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