Chief Executive Officer

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With its location and its concentration of thought leaders in ocean sciences, the Province of Nova Scotia is ideally positioned to take on a pioneering global role in marine research commercialization and development. Through the creation of the Halifax Marine Research Institute, Canada’s East Coast now has a collaborative vehicle to take advantage of the Region’s assets. Tasked with a goal of leading multi-institutional research and development projects, Halifax Marine Research will act as a deal-maker, bringing private sector, academic and government lab partners together. As the corporation’s first Chief Executive Officer, you will identify opportunities and shape an organization with the capabilities to take maximum advantage of them.

A professional business manager, relationship developer and brand champion, you will create the strategy and infrastructure for rapid, visible growth. Working with an independent, multi-sector Board, you will bring big picture thinking to the marine research community. Seek out and secure significant new, large-scale funding awards. Forge relationships and open knowledge-sharing networks across the national and international ocean research community. Build on existing synergies in the region to attract new marine-based companies and highly qualified professionals in the field. Lead your team in making Halifax Marine Research the go-to organization for coordinating marine research ingenuity and commercial development expertise.

A deal maker with insight on government, funding and the academic and research communities, you will have the chance to not only advance a key Maritime sector, but also to bring international attention to one of Canada’s most important natural resource frontiers. Experienced in working with researchers and scientists, you know how to energize people, identify new opportunities, and move projects forward.

If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity, contact Jeff Forbes or Marsha Carter at 902.424.1129, or submit your application online at:

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