4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 11, 2015 4:13 PM by Fenton Heirtzler

    Technology Leader at GreenCentre Canada in Kingston, ON

    Anna Ivanova

      http://www.greencentrecanada.com/files/Technology%20Leader%2007_24_15.pdf

       

      Technology Leader

       

       

      Roles and Responsibilities

      The Technology Leader is accountable for driving GreenCentre technical work forward in a safe, productive and cost-effective manner. GreenCentre’s ultimate goal is to leverage our three distinct lines of business and become financially sustainable, while enhancing and improving our ability to deliver on the mandates entrusted to us by the federal and provincial governments.

       

      The Technology Leader will:

      • Lead the R&D activities at the Kingston and Mississauga facilities
      • Align the activities of technical team to the business plan and ensure accountability and responsibility are
      • fully understood, assigned and completed in a timely manner
      • Ensure that EH&S is properly managed at GreenCentre facilities
      • Develop and train high performance teams, build alliances and emphasize high morale, promoting effective teamwork

       

      Experience

      • Experience leading R&D groups or project teams. Possibly a small business or start-up, or as a division within a larger company
      • Demonstrated ability to lead in a research and business development venue and with a focus on scaling-up new technologies
      • Has worked successfully with entrepreneurs and scientists in new business development activities, and with large multi-divisional organizations
      • Experience in a business that sells technology based services or products to customers
      • Experience with patents and the patenting process
      • Experience in client relations/management and presentation of complex technical material to a diverse audience
      • Experience in managing health and safety in a laboratory setting with its inherently higher risk, providing leadership, attention and focus to achieve a safe work place

       

      Qualification Requirements

      • A graduate science degree (Masters or PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering)
      • 7 to 10 years experience in an advanced chemical research environment - scale-up experience is an  asset
      • the ability to function as a team member and work within a team environment
      • proven organizational and problem-solving skills and an ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment
      • excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • must be able to work flexible hours
      • currently legally entitled to work in Canada
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        • Re: Technology Leader at GreenCentre Canada in Kingston, ON
          Fenton Heirtzler

          Of course I realize that you are legally obligated to write "currently legally entitled to work in Canada" at the end of your advert, but it is nevertheless rather ironic that you post this on an ACS forum

            • Re: Technology Leader at GreenCentre Canada in Kingston, ON
              Cher Powers

              Hi Fenton,

               

              Thank you for your response.

               

              Since the inception of GreenCentre we have advertised many of our employment opportunities in the US and on website of American based organizations.  And we have hired excellent people who were working and living in the US at the time but also legally entitled to work in Canada. 

               

              The ACS high level mission is "To advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people".  GreenCentre is grateful to collaborate with many US and international organizations such as the ACS and GC3 to collectively advance all of our missions and we are grateful to the ACS and GC3 for helping us recruit top talent to advance our mission.

                • Re: Technology Leader at GreenCentre Canada in Kingston, ON
                  Fenton Heirtzler

                  Hi Cher,

                   

                  Glad to hear that. For quite a while, now I've been interested in relocating to Canada. I suppose that is a consequence of the great relationships which have developed over my time as an undergrad at McGill as well as a research associate with the U of Alberta.

                   

                  My experience (very international) is in the overall materials organic area. Am currently writing a proposal which uses a combination of supramolecular chemistry and polymer materials to improve bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaics. Am very excited about the ideas behind the proposal, it just needs a home. Preliminary documents which describe the approach are available.

                   

                  Of course I realize that the current advert is directed towards a different area, but would be glad to know of any other program openings which would be applicable.

                   

                  Best,

                   

                  Fenton

              • Re: Technology Leader at GreenCentre Canada in Kingston, ON
                Monica Becker

                This is a revised job description for this position.  Incidentally, in response to Fenton's comment, it does not include the requirement "currently legally entitled to work in Canada."

                 

                 

                TITLE:                      Director of Technical Development

                LOCATION:                        KINGSTON, ON

                 

                Located in Kingston, ON you will be responsible for leading all scientific activities and be accountable for leveraging our client’s three distinct lines of business while enhancing and improving their ability to deliver on the mandates entrusted to them by the Canadian and Ontario governments.

                 

                Duties and responsibilities:

                 

                • Lead the R&D teams located in both Kingston and Mississauga
                • Align the activities of scientific employees to the business plan and ensure accountability and responsibility are fully understood and assigned
                • Ensure that health and safety are properly managed at both facilities and any partner activities

                 

                Requirements:

                 

                • You must hold a postgraduate degree in chemistry or engineering
                • 7+ years experience in an advanced chemical research environment (scale-up experience is an asset)
                • Experience leading R&D groups or project teams
                • Demonstrated ability to lead in a research and business development venue and scale-up new technologies
                • Successful track record working closely with entrepreneurs and scientists in new business development activities and with large multi-divisional organizations
                • Experience working within a business environment that sells their technology-based services or products
                • Hard technical experience in research (chemical or chemical engineering), with a focus on the discovery through initial scale-up phase
                • Experience with patents and the patenting process is an asset
                • Demonstrated project management skills
                • Comfortable promoting research creativity while maintaining an orderly environment
                • Proven ability to develop and train high performance teams, build alliances and emphasize high morale and effective teamwork while meeting customer expectations
                • Ability to present complex technical material to a diverse audience
                • Able to manage health and safety standards in a laboratory setting
                • Ability to understand and evaluate both scientific and business risks and make timely decisions

                 

                If you or someone you know is interested in applying for this position please forward your resume to jobs@wsci.ca