The Research Officer will be responsible for enhancing the overall research success and productivity within the Faculty of Science with the goal of positioning Science locally, nationally and internationally as a research-intensive Faculty. The role will directly assist with increasing research funding with an emphasis on tri-council funding, including industry-related funding and research contract income. The role will assist with identifying opportunities for funding, communicating relevant information to faculty members, and reviewing, editing and assisting with preparing grant applications, ensuring that each proposal conforms to Western's and funding agency policies, procedures and criteria. The role will also foster collaboration among researchers within Western's, its local affiliates, and other national and international peer institutions and coordinate their research efforts to enhance research success and innovation. The role will design processes and implement strategies to support the acquisition of and reporting on grant funding and will provide related expertise to faculty regarding internal and external grant processes, pre- and post-award.