Term: Full-time, temporary one year contract (2 positions available)
Reporting to the Sector Director, Natural Resources, the Sector Manager is the main point of contact at Genome BC for funded project teams and is responsible for monitoring projects to assess progress and maximize outcomes. The Sector Manager is responsible for engaging with key external partners and stakeholders in the sectors that are relevant to BC’s bioeconomy, including forestry, agri-food, mining, energy, environment, fisheries and aquaculture to achieve the deliverables and objectives as set out the Genome BC strategic plan.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Monitor scientific and financial progress of projects to ensure that all goals and milestones are completed on time and on budget
- Critically assess outcomes and anticipated future impact, guiding projects to succeed in reviews of research progress
- Launch new research projects by facilitating project start-up activities, including finalization of project budgets, work plans and milestones and coordinate the process to close out projects after completion
- Foster relationships, facilitate meetings, and communicate effectively with project teams, the lead institutions and other partners
- Work with project teams to assist with problem solving, risk management and collaborations in order to optimize scientific outcomes
- Work with the Finance group to ensure the accurate and timely analyses of project financial information and the distribution of funds
- Work with academics and stakeholders to help teams prepare and submit high quality applications to Genome Canada and Genome BC funding initiatives
- Continue to develop and implement the strategy for genomics in the sectors in collaboration and consultation with various external partners and stakeholders
- Develop relationships with key sector stakeholders from private industry and government and academia, with a view to demonstrating the application of genomics to sector specific challenges.
- Work with sector stakeholders to facilitate the development of funding and research collaborative partnerships.