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Industrial Technology Advisor - Information And Communications Technology

Job IDD4-47-98-6F-55-6C
CompanyNational Research Council Of Canada
LocationEdmonton; Grand Prairie
Date Posted2021-07-28
Posted Until2022-01-24
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryInformation Technology
The NRC Advantage
Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.

The 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 NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.

NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

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 senior-career Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA) to support the NRC Industrial Assistance Research Program (NRC IRAP). The ITA would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

Regarded worldwide as one of the best programs of its kind, IRAP is Canada’s premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

We are looking for a seasoned industry professional who is absolutely enthusiastic about helping innovative Canadian companies grow and prosper. We need people who see the potential in a business and are driven to nurture it to the next level. We are increasing our staff across the country and our clients need engaged professionals to provide innovative advisory services to help them grow. We are focused on results and we aren’t afraid of risk all in an effort to add positive impact to the Canadian economy.

Why Work With Us?

ITAs are self-directed and work in teams with company leaders helping their firms grow through the commercialization of innovation. They find the work very rewarding with a wide range of benefits, professional development and learn from clients and colleagues every day in a well-balanced work-life environment.

ITAs serve as trusted advisors and mentors to these SMEs, helping them navigate technical or business hurdles, providing important linkages and identifying new opportunities and thereby playing a part in their evolution, growth and success. This is what truly sets NRC IRAP apart – it is part of what we call the ITA advantage. It’s a winning model we have been using to accelerate business growth and thereby creating wealth for Canadians.

In addition, we offer:
• Flexibility: work/life balance.
• A collaborative environment: at NRC IRAP, your ideas are listened to, respected and important.
• A rewarding career: we offer the opportunity to provide value to Canadian companies and have a positive impact on the Canadian economy at large.
• NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements
Salary$124,632 To $136,874
CredentialsMust be able to travel locally, nationally and/or internationally.
A valid driver's license and access to the use of a vehicle are required.
Education RequirementsPost-secondary degree in Science or Engineering in a discipline related to the position from a recognized university.

A combination of a post-secondary degree in another field with significant work experience relevant to the position will be considered.

Preference may be given to candidates with a complementary degree or diploma in business, management, administration, finance or marketing.
Essential Skills• Basic knowledge of NRC-IRAP's mandate, mission and business model.
• Solid knowledge of SME business management, marketing of technology and productivity increase.
• Solid knowledge of developing, adopting and adapting technologies.
• Solid knowledge of project management.
• Advanced knowledge of technology, innovation and commercialization issues and trends within the sector/or region relating to the position.
Experience• Recent and extensive industrial business experience as an entrepreneur or senior manager in the following technological domain:
o Block-chain, distributed ledger technology, fin-tech
o Immersive media such as AR, VR, visualization/simulation
o Semi-conductor, optics/lasers, MEMS and other advanced materials
o IoT, embedded system and sensors, robotics, automation
o Digital health, medical device, wearable
o Advanced software using AI, ML, SaaS model
o Cyber security

• Recent and extensive private sector experience in developing and commercializing innovative products or services, with demonstrable outcomes.
• Experience in international business development and/or intellectual property management would be considered an asset.
• Recent and extensive industrial business experience as an entrepreneur or senior manager in an SMEs would be considered an asset.

*Recent is defined as within the last 3 years.
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