Applied Research Manager

Olds - Alberta (AB),

Olds College

Job Description:

The Olds College Centre for Innovation is seeking a passionate and dedicated Applied Research Manager who will be responsible for mid-level strategic planning and business development. This role will work closely with the Farm Manager, the Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production Manager and other Smart Farm and Smart Ag stakeholders to ensure the Smart Farm infrastructure and activities meet the needs of the Smart Ag Applied Research program. The Applied Research Manager will also provide leadership and direction for the research team and technical support for the execution of projects.

Key Job Functions will include:

  • Management of the day to day implementation, management and effective operation of the Smart Ag research team in accordance with the expectations of the funding agencies, clients, OCCI and the research program
  • Provide regular financial and operational updates, including assessment of risks and outcomes
  • Negotiate, maintain and follow up on all external contracts for projects and services related to Smart Ag research
  • Establish effective working relationships within industry, government and among producers
  • For a detailed listing, please see the linked Job Description .

    The ideal candidate will have post-secondary education in agriculture, engineering, business, management or a related field. The candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of management experience in the agricultural sector, experience in agriculture research and a proven ability in business development. This position is full-time, temporary for a 5 year term.

    Applications will be accepted until March 08, 2020. Please note, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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