Ottawa - Ontario
The Director, NRC Foresight, will be responsible for planning, developing and implementing a foresight program for NRC. The program will explore the external global environment to identify priorities and potential future developments for new scientific research and technology. The Director will ensure NRC’s foresight initiatives enable robust and effective decision-making to occur so that NRC research programs make major contributions to Canadian innovation and competitiveness.
The position will also play a pivotal role in the development of NRC research and technology business goals, plans and priorities and in the success of the organization as it anticipates emerging science and technology issues and prioritizes those that have the greatest potential impact on the organization. This will be done by: engaging subject experts and key stakeholders to create a shared understanding of future directions; conducting assessments of industry and technology sectors to evaluate key technologies and future directions to support NRC decision-making; and, providing advice to NRC Executives on long-term strategic initiatives for NRC to ensure foresight initiatives and results are embedded into NRC’s program development.
Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC
June 7, 2012