Director, Research and Development

Job Overview

  • Company Name National Research Council Canada
  • Salary Offer $150435 - 180450 per year
  • Job Start Date Tue, 09 Apr 2024 22:05:31 GMT
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Job Source Careerjet

Job title: Director, Research and Development

Job description: Priority will be given to the following designated employment equity groups: women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*.

  • The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities.

Candidates are asked to self-declare when applying to this hiring process.City: HalifaxOrganizational Unit: Aquatic and Crop Resource DevelopmentClassification: MGT-2Tenure: ContinuingLanguage Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBCNote:

  • Due to the nature of the work and operational requirements, the position will require a physical presence of 5 days per week at the NRC work location identified.

Your ChallengeGreat Minds. One Goal. Canada’s Success.Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.We are looking for a Director, Research and Development (DRD), to support our Aquatic and Crop Resource Development (ACRD) Research Centre. The Director, R&D would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.The Aquatic and Crop Resource Development Research Centre develops technologies that enable sustainable climate adaptation and utilization of agricultural and marine bioresources. ACRD drives innovation with and for Canadian government, businesses, researchers and society. The desired end result is to improve the resiliency and sustainability of Canada’s agriculture and marine sectors by helping industry develop innovative technologies to valorize bioresources, increase food security, and adapt to changing environments in a manner that promotes economic prosperity. This position will focus on marine bioresource research, which focuses on: advanced ocean health monitoring and modeling, 100% utilization of extracted resources, marine high-value products.With staff located at 6 sites across the country from the Prairies to the East Coast of Canada, ACRD applies its multidisciplinary capabilities through collaborative R&D programs and strategic initiatives to solve real-world problems and create positive impacts for Canada.The Director, Research and Development (DRD) provides scientific leadership and manages research activities, ensuring alignment with NRC’s objectives. The DRD supports the Executive Director in developing both employees and business or collaboration opportunities to create long-term sustainability for the organization. Where assigned, manages R&D programs, technical services, facilities, or other internal capabilities in home or other Divisions.Applying excellent management skills, hands-on leadership, and technological depth, the DRD leads a cadre of 7-9 group leaders with approximately 70 research and technical staff to achieve optimal execution of projects, resource management, and continuous professional development of staff. The DRD plays a critical role in the Aquatic and Crop Resource Development management team and provides the Director General with crucial and timely advice and ongoing assurance of alignment with strategy, scientific and technical excellence, and client satisfaction. The DRD maximizes the value and impact of ACRD’s contribution to various NRC R&D programs aimed at Canada’s public policy initiatives.As well, the DRD works extensively with external stakeholders and clients providing research and development to accomplish common goals.Screening CriteriaApplicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:EducationA doctorate in science or engineering from a recognized university in a scientific field relevant to the research areas of the Aquatic and Crop Resource Development research centre.For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please seeExperience

  • In depth scientific experience working in an area related to Aquatic and Crop Resource Development research centre scientific and technological domains, including both supporting and leading the development of programs or projects.
  • Experience supervising and developing scientific staff in multidisciplinary teams, including in a matrix environment of projects and programs.
  • Significant and recently demonstrated experience in applying the principles, tools and practices of leadership, administrative, financial, and human resource management.
  • Experience accessing technology trends and setting research directions in application areas relevant to Marine Bioresources.
  • Significant experience with demonstrated success in developing partnership or business opportunities with industry, academia, government or other partnerships; demonstrating highly-effective interpersonal skills.

Condition of EmploymentSecret (II)Language RequirementsBilingual Imperative CBC/CBCAssessment CriteriaCandidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:Technical Competencies

  • Demonstrated broad understanding of current and relevant scientific, technical and business issues, and of organizational and external factors and trends that impact the research centre’s success;
  • Ability to direct and engage organizational capabilities and to effectively lead and manage a multi-disciplinary team, balancing revenue and scientific-knowledge-generation activities;
  • Significant knowledge of program and project management, strategic and operational planning;
  • Significant ability to lead and inspire change while applying best practices in the management of human resources, finances and projects, achieving ongoing efficiencies and improvements;
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, to work cooperatively and effectively with a broad range of employees, colleagues, clients, and stakeholders.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Inspirational Leadership (Level 3)
  • Strategic Outlook and Alignment (Level 3)
  • Drive for Results and Efficiency (Level 4)
  • Leverage Collaborative Relationships (Level 3)
  • Financial Management (Level 3)
  • Client Relationship Management (Level 3)
  • Industry Sector Knowledge (Level 3)

Competency Profile(s)For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: ;CompensationFrom $150,435 to $180,450 per annum.NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of including comprehensive health and dental plans, vacation, sick, and other leave entitlements, disability insurance and pension plans.The NRC AdvantageThe National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you. Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.At the NRC Employee wellness matters. We offer flexible work schedules as well as part-time work to help employees maintain work-life balance. We are one of the few federal organizations that close our offices during the December holiday season. We offer professional learning and development opportunities such as conferences, workshops, and a suite of mentorship, award and recognition programs. Diversity enables creativity and innovation. Fostering a diverse, inclusive, welcoming and supportive workplace is important to us, and contributes to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process. Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated confidentially.Help us solve problems for Canada. Grow your career with us today!Notes

  • Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC’s directives.
  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (21666) to:E-mail:: 613-858-5773Closing Date: Posted until filledFor more information on career tools and other resources, check out*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.


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