Growth and Outreach Coordinator

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 15 Mar 2024

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position has a term length of 1 year plus 1 day and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed on our Benefits Overview page .

LocationWork primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Working for The Metabolomics Innovation Centre

The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) is a nationally-funded core facility that has a unique combination of infrastructure and personnel to perform a wide range of cutting-edge metabolomic studies for clinical trials research, biomedical studies, bioproducts studies, nutrient profiling and environmental testing. The platform, launched in 2011, is a collaboration between nine of Canada’s premier metabolomics researchers across six universities, with the University of Alberta as the lead institution. TMIC is funded through partnership with the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Major Science Initiatives program and each of the nine researchers’ individual discovery research programs, with support from Genome Canada and multiple regional genome centres.


As part of its technology commercialization portfolio, and in partnership with Genome Alberta and the Province of Alberta, TMIC is seeking a dynamic and innovative Growth and Outreach Coordinator. This role is designed for an individual passionate about driving growth in the biotechnology and life sciences industries, technology translation and technical sales. The ideal candidate is a recent business school graduate, eager to apply their knowledge and skills in a high-technology, scientifically driven environment.


  • Assist the Operations Manager, Business Development Analyst, and other TMIC Node Leaders & Node Managers with outreach activities to grow TMIC's commercial opportunities and revenues, such as conducting market research to pinpoint potential clients and explore opportunities for research collaborations
  • Proactively seek and engage clients in TMIC’s current areas of strength, for example health sciences and agriculture, to increase TMIC’s profile and market share
  • Expand TMIC’s client base in emerging sectors like food/nutrition/public health and environmental metabolomics, including executing mass email campaigns or making phone calls to present TMIC to current and prospective clients
  • Utilize TMIC's strong online presence to attract and engage potential clients, collaborate with the research team for outreach, and innovate in client acquisition strategies

Minimum Qualifications

  • BComm or equivalent undergraduate degree required; a focus in Marketing or a related field of study is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively present information to clients and internal stakeholders
  • Exceptional customer service and networking skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong analytical skills to assess trends and identify potential business opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, foster, and maintain relationships with internal and external customers
  • A strong background in making formal and informal presentations
  • Ability to construct a convincing business case, express it clearly, and gain consensus around decisions, plans, and actions
  • Excellent research skills with strong problem-solving ability
  • Positive and motivated self-starter, process-oriented with a high attention to detail and sense of urgency
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and ability to work independently
  • Strong time management, organization and planning skills
  • Proficiency in design and editing software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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