Mitacs Business Development Specialist / Spécialiste, développement d’affaires Temporary in Halifax, NS


Branch Halifax NS CA

Business Development Specialist / Spécialiste, développement d’affaires
Halifax, NS

This is not your ordinary sales job. Our business development team members are the bridge between academia and industry. They spot opportunities and take

This is not your ordinary sales job. Our business development team members are the bridge between academia and industry. They spot opportunities and take action on behalf of Mitacs. They are at the forefront of marketing Mitacs programs to businesses and professors. To help you make your decision, we’d like to introduce you to someone in the role!

Meet Sherry

Sherry joined Mitacs in the summer of 2014 with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry. As a new international student attending Graduate School, she took the opportunity to participate in Step workshops and applied for an Accelerate internship. Sherry heard about the opening for a Business Development Specialist at Mitacs. Having strong people skills, she found that the job description was a great fit for her communication talents as well as her research curiosity. She contacted her local Mitacs Business Development Director, and they met over coffee to discuss what this role entailed. Convinced that this would be a great opportunity for her, Sherry applied for the position and was offered a 1 year contract. During this year, Sherry received on-the-job training and mentoring from senior team members, and honed her business development skills by meeting with local researchers and companies. She is now the Director of Business Development in Metro Vancouver, where she continues to be a valued Mitacs team member

If you were to join Mitacs as the Business Development Specialist in Nova Scotia, we’d ask you to do the following:

Work closely with members of Mitacs Business Development, Research, and Programs teams to deliver high‐quality programming
Create and maintain a network of partners/clients in industry and academia
Introduce companies to various Mitacs events and programs
Introduce companies to various university researchers
Providing support to the Business Development team as needed
Providing business development support to all Mitacs programs as needed

This sounds quite exciting and challenging, right? Let’s hope so, because if it does, there’s a good chance this job is right for you. Here’s what you will have already that will help you to handle these challenges:

Recent PhD (within 1‐2 years)
Excellent communication skills
Excellent presentation skills
Enthusiastic and high‐energy self‐starter
Team player
Ability to think creatively and try new things
Desire to pursue a career outside of research and academia
Bilingualism in French and English is an asset
Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

Special consideration will be given to applicants with an active social network in Halifax with proven ability to promote participation and sponsorship in programs or initiatives in their community. Applications must include both a CV and cover letter in word or pdf format. We thank all applicants but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Our values motivate everything we do and all the decisions we make. Read more about our values here to get a better understanding of Mitacs prior to applying.

Mitacs fosters a culture where creativity and innovation is valued and encouraged. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and a team based work environment. Mitacs values the contributions of a diverse workforce and is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2017-08-28
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