Radio Astronomy Technology Manager

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Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.

We are looking for a mid- to-senior-career Radio Astronomy Technology Manager to support our Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre. The Manager would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The Radio Astronomy Technology Manager provides leadership of the radio astronomy technology team at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Penticton, British Columbia. They provide strategic planning and key decision making for the radio astronomy technology team. They ensure that the needed communication and interfaces happen between diverse discipline groups within the team, and between the team and the broader community at NRC/HAA, within Canada, and internationally.

They are responsible for ensuring that research & development activities are defined and executed to allow us to reach our strategic development goals, and for providing the appropriate scientific and technical oversight of these activities. Through their actions they ensure that the science motivation of projects and research & development activities are responsive to the research community needs, and are clearly understood by the team.

They actively liaise with the other HAA Directorates, other NRC research centres, the Canadian radio astronomy university research community, international observatories, other international government astronomy research laboratories, and industry partners, to develop collaborations and future project opportunities for the team and to ensure that existing project are meeting the scientific and technical needs of the community.

They manage the overall radio astronomy technology program, ensuring that activities are appropriately executed, resource requirements are satisfied, and that projects are meeting their scientific and technical as well as cost and schedule objectives.

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