Director, André E. Lalonde National Facility for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
City : Ottawa, ON, Canada
Category : Full time
Industry : Higher Education
Employer : University of Ottawa
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Duration in Months (for fixed-term jobs):N/A
Job Family:Research and Program Support
# of Open Positions:1
Faculty/Service - Department:Innovation, Partnerships & Entrepreneurship
Date Posted:January 26, 2024
Closing Date:February 12, 2024
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above
Hours per week:35
Salary Grade:Non-Union Grade NM4
Salary Range:$130,390.00 - $158,729.00
Provides the overall leadership and strategic scientific vision for the AEL-AMS national facility to ensure its long-term sustainability and continued operation as a major science initiative in Canada as per the Canada Foundation for Innovation-Major Science Initiatives Fund. Working closely with the AMS Governing Board, the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation, and the Faculty of Science, leads the implementation of strategies to accelerate and broaden research and development, innovation and commercialization outcomes of the facility while supporting the training of graduate students and post doctoral fellows working in collaboration with key stakeholders in government and industry.
Delivers strategic and operational leadership for the AEL-AMS National Facility, its staff, its users and stakeholders to ensure effective governance, management and operations of the facility. This includes leading international benchmarking exercises, the crafting of strategic and operational plans and regular interactions with other executives at the university;
Develops and communicates a compelling vision that provides a shared purpose and focus to the AEL-AMS team in supporting the overall mission of the facility;
Leads the expansion of the facility’s national and global reach through strategic relationship building.
Knowledge, Experience, Competencies, and Skills
- PhD in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Minimum eight years of experience in leading a research or research services program, facility or institute, including:
- Working with a Governing Board or an International Scientific Advisory Committee
- Leading national and international outreach for strategic business relationship development
- Leading strategic and operational improvements
- Leading effective communication strategies
- Overseeing budget planning and management of resources
- Overseeing the management of staff
- Overseeing program performance evaluation and reporting
- Overseeing multidisciplinary teams
Independent, assertive, and level-headed, able to follow through ideas with determination and maintain a steady pace under funding pressures, changes, and conflicting priorities.
Eager to take actions and convey sense of urgency to his/her team.
Leading, developing and managing a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
High degree of emotional intelligence.
Bilingualism English and French (spoken and written)
Leadership experience in developing and rallying teams around a vision, and proven track record in strategic planning and implementation;
The ability to be persuasive in dealing with diverse constituents, both internally and externally, and to create a sense of common purpose that transcends individual interests;
Strong relationship-building skills - including an ability to balance collegiality with difficult decision-making – and a demonstrated ability to work successfully with a wide variety of individuals representing a variety of viewpoints.
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Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.
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