Business Development Specialist

  • 2-5 Year
  • Halifax
  •   Posted On: June 20, 2018
  •   Skills:  Business Development, Communication

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

If you were to join Mitacs as the Business Development Specialist, 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

Work closely with stakeholders at local post-secondary institutions to fully understand the needs of the researchers and students, find industry opportunities and identify the best programs to leverage the research opportunities uncovered

Create and maintain a network of partners/clients in industry and academia

Introduce companies and not-for-profit organizations to various Mitacs programs

Introduce companies to various university researchers

Provide support to the Business Development Team as needed

Provide business development support and student engagement support for 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 MSc or PhD (within 1-2 years) from a university in the region

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

Ability to work in a fast paced, high performance culture

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