Job Details

Job title

Director of Research & Development

Job Type
Full Time
Salary
not disclosed
Location
Ottawa
, Ontario
Date Posted
20/02/2013 - 10:30
Closing Date
15/03/2013 - 17:00 PAST CLOSING DATE
Job Description

Summary: 

Ensyn is a fast growing Renewable Energy and Chemical company that is looking for an experienced and motivated Director of Research & Development, to be located in the Ottawa office, with a proven track record of product development and management of R&D.

 

Director of Research & Development

The individual should have strong technical organic chemistry experience, proven leadership and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to interact with customers. As Director of R&D, your primary responsibility will be:

  • Provide product development for new and existing products to meet current customer needs, gain new  customers and reduce costs
  • Direct and ensure effective technical customer service
  • Develop, negotiate and manage R&D contracts with external organizations such as joint ventures, partners, customers, universities and government agencies
  • Provide technical leadership to the internal R&D activities and ensure they are effectively managed.
  • Deliver results using effective communication skills within internal meetings, presentations, and preparation of technical documentation and reports
  • Obtain government financial support for research and ensure scientific research tax credits are maximized
  • Ensure new and existing products meet all regulatory requirements
  • Develop and maintain technical contacts among industry, laboratories, research institutes and technical associations
  • Prepare and meet department budget and explain variances with appropriate corrective action taken as required
  • Ensure all employees in the department demonstrate maximum effectiveness in roles and are developed for potential future advancement

Education & Qualifications: 

Your Bachelor degree (or higher) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or the equivalent is accompanied by at least 10 years of relevant experience. Strong organic chemistry knowledge and experience would be an asset. Strong written, communication and presentation skills are compulsory, as is your strong ability to work in a team environment. Some travel may be required.                                          

Other Information: 

To express your interest in this position, please send your cover letter and resume to careers@ensyn.com referencing 'Director of R&D' in the subject line.