JOB OPPORTUNITY – Regional Research Manager

POSITION: Regional Research Manager

REPORTS TO: The Atanniuvik Steering Committee, and to the Start-up Director upon their return to work. The Regional Research Manager will also work closely with the Atanniuvik Implementation Team.

LOCATION: Montreal, any Nunavik village or remote

Atanniuvik will be Nunavik’s new research governance organization led by Inuit, for
Inuit. Atanniuvik, an Arctic Inspiration Prize laureate, is supported by a strong
partnership between many regional organizations. The Atanniuvik team is actively
working towards an operational launch in 2025.

RESPONSIBILITIES – Regional Research Manager

Establishment Phase: To March 2025

  • Overseeing and participating in the development of Atanniuvik’s research review process and Research Management Software System
  • Planning for and establishing Atanniuvik’s Regional Review Committees
  • Hiring, training and supervising the Community Research Manager and support for the same for the Community Research Liaisons
  • Overseeing the awareness raising with regards to Atanniuvik within research communities
  • Leading the collaborative development and implementation of a plan for gathering, consolidating and communicating Nunavik community and regional research priorities
  • Liaising with relevant organizations, governments and communities within and external to Nunavik in support of the above tasks

Operational Phase: April 2025 onward

  • Overall oversight of Atanniuvik’s research review process
  • Oversight and management of the Research Management Software System
  • Reviewing and processing research application pre-proposals and full proposals
  • Liaising with the various concerned parties during the research review processes
  • Serving as a secretariat for the Regional Review Committees
  • Ensuring updates to and communication of Nunavik research priorities
  • Assessing and reporting research trends, using the Research Management System
  • Supervising the Community Research Manager

Additionally, the Regional Research Manager will serve as the Interim Start-up
Director until January 2024.


  • Providing guidance and training for Makivvik’s new Inuit Research Advisor
  • Liaising with funders to secure the balance of Atanniuvik implementation and operational funds
  • Reporting to and liaising with the Steering Committee
  • Ensuring that appropriate communications and engagement about Atanniuvik is carried out with Nunavik communities and regional organizations, in accordance with the Communications Plan
  • Ensuring the development of Atanniuvik’s visual identity (logo and branding)


  • Bachelors’ degree with minimum of five (5) years of research-related experience in any field, a Master’s degree with a minimum of three (3) year of additional research-related experience, or a PhD
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience managing teams or projects
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently with limited supervision
  • Strong team work competencies
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to innovate and adapt to change
  • Good communication skills in at least two (2) of the following languages: Inuktitut, English and French
  • Strong computer skills, including with Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience working with databases
  • Willingness to travel within Nunavik
  • Knowledge of or experience with research in Nunavik is a significant asset

DURATION: Contractual for two (2) years with possibility of extension
REMUNERATION: Commensurate with experience, with additional remuneration for period of serving as Interim Startup Director
DEADLINE: August 11, 2023

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.