Associate Director, Platform & Training

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Associate Director, Platform & Training

Date Posted: 01/07/2021
Req ID: 2347
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Chemistry
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. U of T is home to some of the world’s most talented thinkers, inventors, innovators, and educators, who are advancing knowledge and making critical discoveries for a healthier, more sustainable, prosperous, and secure future.

Your opportunity:

The Acceleration Consortium will lead a revolutionary shift in scientific discovery that will accelerate technology development and commercialization. The Consortium will leverage the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, materials sciences and high-throughput quantum chemistry to create “materials acceleration platforms” or “self-driving laboratories”. These autonomous laboratories will rapidly design high-performance materials and molecules, with applications ranging from renewable energy and consumer electronics to drugs. The Consortium is a coalition of entrepreneurs, technology companies and elite researchers from top universities.

The Associate Director, Platform & Training reports directly to the Director, Acceleration Consortium.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Overseeing day-to-day operational needs for one or more labs/workshops
  • Performing lab experiments that requires great precision and attention to many details
  • Preparing, assembling and setting-up material, equipment and supplies used in teaching and/or research labs. Coordinating the installation and implementation of new equipment. Training others on the operation of instrumentation and experimental protocol
  • Training others on the operation of instrumentation and experimental protocol
  • Developing plans that support research collaborations and advance technologies. Delivering presentations at conferences.
  • Building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and partners of strategic importance, and promoting the use of institute resources through industry collaborations
  • Planning components of educational programs and/or course design. Developing content for instructional workshops
  • Planning and estimating financial resources required for programs and/or projects
+Essential Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or Doctorate Degree in Chemistry & Chemical Biology or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of five years of experience use artificial intelligence to accelerate designs of high-performance materials, with applications ranging from renewable energy to consumer electronics
  • Experience developing experimental technique to synthesize materials to energy storage
  • Experience with laboratory management and monitor accounts
  • Experience conducting and disseminating peer-reviewed scientific research
  • Experience liaising, building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholder
  • Experience planning educational programs and course designs, and developing workshop
  • Experience on training on the operation of instrumentation and experimental protocol
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate on initiatives with a wide variety of contacts both internal and external to the University
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle conflicting and multiple priorities, superior organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to compile and analyze data, prepare reports and other informational materials
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills and highly attentive to details

To be successful in this role you will be:
  • Accountable
  • Efficient
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Insightful
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized
  • Persuasive
  • Possess a positive attitude

Closing Date: 01/15/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Grant - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 16 -- $88,643 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $113,359. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching
Recruiter: Kecha Holland

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 1/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time