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    Innovation Coordinator of Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Employment Opportunity: Innovation Coordinator of Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Applications are invited for the position of Innovation Coordinator for the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) with a tentative start date of September 15, 2014. This is a part time (75%) Research Associate position based at the Point Grey campus of the University of British Columbia. The applicant should demonstrate strong evidence of leadership and there is some preference for prior administrative experience.

Job summary

This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal for 2 additional years. The Innovation Coordinator will serve as an effective conduit between the academic and industrial sector, while at the same time interacting with the NSERC RPP and regional sector to be fully aware of all their programs and participate actively in their dissemination among the mathematical community. The successful candidate will serve as a resource for faculty, students and postdocs seeking industrial connections and as a liaison between the PIMS Industrial Advisory Board, industry and the math science community. The coordinator will serve as facilitator at a local level with faculty and students seeking to assist them in getting involved in industrial projects and helping them locate resources through the institutes, Mitacs, NSERC RPP and other partners.

Work performed

  • Research sources of funding for industrial activities in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
  • Research ways to create collaborative events within the regional sector.
  • Organize industrial workshops and related activities.
  • Establish and maintain relationship with industrial partners.
  • Interact with key individuals at Mitacs and NSERC regional offices.
  • Work closely with the other coordinators to ensure adequate and synergistic coverage across Canada.
  • Prepare proposals for funding of industrial events.
  • Prepare reports on all industrial activities at PIMS.
  • Support the Director and Deputy Director in the overall administration of PIMS industrial events.
  • Provide scientific guidance for the development and implementation of PIMS industrial initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Mathematical scientist with academic experience who is already involved in industrial programs.
  • Must have detailed knowledge of the industrial and mathematical landscape in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
  • Must have experience in building interactions between industry and academia.
  • Must have superior organizational skills.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ph.D. in mathematical sciences preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract extramural funding; accomplished at writing grant proposals.
  • History of scientific accomplishment along with an established vigorous research program.

The salary will be commensurate with experience and research record.

Applicants may send a current CV including a list of publications, statement of research and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:

Dr. Alejandro Adem
PIMS Director
University of British Columbia
4176 – 2207 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z4

Applications should be received by September 6, 2014.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Submitted on Tue, 5 Aug 2014 16:49:41 +0000


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