Working directly with the Principal Investigator and the Program Director, TQT, the Program Lead, New Initiatives is responsible for identifying, developing and leading the effective implementation of new, strategic initiatives. These new initiatives will: (i) bring sustainability to the TQT program beyond its defined funding term; (ii) augment Waterloo’s existing strengths in quantum science, engineering and technology; (iii) secure new national and international scientific leadership opportunities for Waterloo faculty and students; (iv) enable new interdisciplinary partnerships and collaborations across campus and with private sector partners; and (v) actively contribute towards the creation of a more equitable, diverse and inclusive campus research environment. The Program Lead, New Initiatives will develop reports and provide advice on national and supra-national quantum initiatives worldwide, identify gaps in the quantum ecosystem that present opportunities for Waterloo, for Canada, and for Waterloo’s external stakeholders, and advance key priorities for Waterloo’s quantum research community. The Program Lead, New Initiatives engages with senior stakeholders within and beyond campus - in academia, government and industry, from across the research continuum - to bring forward new world-leading quantum initiatives. The impact of this role is campus-wide, affecting most faculties and the Office of Research. The net result will be a higher-performing local and national quantum infrastructure and research enterprise.
This role is contingent on funding.
Develop and maintain a comprehensive and accessible catalog of Waterloo’s key research strengths to facilitate strategic communications and new initiative development
Facilitate discussions with stakeholders both internally and externally to ensure that new quantum initiatives connect effectively with other initiatives underway or under development, as appropriate
In cooperation with the Program Director, act as an expert resource and provide counsel to UW senior leadership to promote the success of other strategic initiatives that fall within the broader UW context
Advance key priorities of the TQT initiative, contributing to strategic goal-setting
Execution of New Initiatives