Executive Director, NRC Edmonton
National Institute for Nanotechnology
Edmonton - Alberta
National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/solutions/collaborative/nint_index.html
We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Executive Director demonstrating strong leadership to ensure NRC Edmonton's activities are aligned with NRC's strategic goals and impacts to generate economic, social and environmental benefits to Canadians and ultimately create long-term sustainability.
NRC Edmonton through a collaborative partnership with the University of Alberta supports the pursuit of scientific excellence and impact for Canada. The Executive Director will support the partnership activities between the NRC and the University of Alberta to foster collaboration on projects, with a shared objective of supporting the Canadian nanotechnology platform located in Edmonton.
Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:
University degree in science, engineering or in a related field, from a recognized university. Preference will be given to candidates with a post-graduate degree.
Extensive and successful senior executive experience including a demonstrated ability to lead significant change, build superior teams, motivate a diverse group of individuals, and direct large-scale initiatives.
Significant experience in a business setting related to technology development and exploitation including areas such as research, development, administration, dealing with government and non-government funding sources, and establishing partnerships.
Significant experience in building partnerships with national and international organisations.
Significant experience developing and maintaining strategic projects with other senior government officials, industry and academic leaders.
Condition of employment
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Ability to manage in a scientific environment with in depth knowledge of the different models of research operations while enhancing a collaborative approach such as open labs and open innovation.
Advanced knowledge of the Canadian innovation process, the structure of the Canadian research and innovation systems, and the Canadian research community.
Advanced understanding of dynamics in a university and governmental setting.
Broad knowledge of Canadian and international industries and client communities related to the area of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology.
In depth business knowledge gained through deep industry experience and through successfully leveraging industry, government or other partnerships to generate and deliver on ideas leading to recognition of NRC’s role in world-wide research and technology innovation.
Solid knowledge of the National Research Council, its mandate and strategic objectives.
In-depth knowledge of the theories, systems and principles of strategic management.
Extensive knowledge of current and future market needs and how to leverage existing strengths to make a clear and critical difference in helping Canada reach its innovation performance.
Inspirational Leadership (Level 3)
Strategic Outlook and Alignment (Level 3)
Drive for Results and Efficiency (Level 3)
Leverage Collaborative Relationships (Level 4)
Financial Management (Level 3)
Client Relationship Management (Level 4)
Industry Sector Knowledge (Level 4)
People Management (Level 4Business Acumen (Level 3)
Self-Awareness (Level 3)
Organizational Understanding (Level 3)
For this position, NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): | Management Competencies (MG)
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with NRC's directives.
05/02/2017 (8 days)
Applications will be accepted until 23:59 Eastern Time
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Telephone: (613) 991-4116
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