Careers and Internship Opportunities


WIMTACH serves as a catalyst for and contributor to the growing ecosystem of digital health innovation by providing services to small to medium-sized businesses to carry out applied research projects while supporting the College’s commitment to build powerful pathways to employment and build strategic partnerships with industry leaders to engage more students in paid research opportunities.


WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING FOR:

WIMTACH is seeking enthusiastic candidates for a Research Associate Electronics position to play a key role in the full product development lifecycle for IoT devices. At WIMTACH, we are innovators, researchers, collaborators, and problem solvers. If you have a passion for developing innovative technologies and products, come join our team.

Reporting to the Manager of WIMTACH, the Research Associate (RA) is responsible for supporting the delivery of WIMTACH’s services, including applied research projects, technical services and specialized training and education. The incumbent will be responsible for the entire Electronics Development Life Cycle and support a variety of projects focused on the research and development of new technology prototypes, system usability testing and critical analysis of existing electronics and software systems, and related activities. The incumbent will also provide technical inputs for the development of funding and project proposals, identify appropriate materials, equipment and supplies to purchase for supporting the Centre activities. The incumbent will work collaboratively in a highly diverse environment with Research Professionals, industry partners, professors, staffs, and students.

Responsibilities
•    Perform System Analysis of business goals of partner companies and develop work plans, identify resources and suitable source of research funding based on the identified needs
•    Perform risk assessment and develop plans to minimize/mitigate risks
•    Prepare funding proposals for federal and provincial research agencies including NSERC and Ontario Centre of Excellence (OCE) and ensure that all program requirements and eligibility criteria are satisfied
•    Assign work to student researchers, track milestones and project progress, solve technical issues and lead brainstorming and problem-solving sessions with teams of student researchers
•    Collaborate with Centennial faculty members, ensuring that the project team works together cohesively to solve technical problems
•    Maintain clear communication among team members and with external industry partners through email, phone and in-person communication
•    Chair weekly update meetings with Industry partners where work done is reviewed and next steps are decided
•    Guide the development process and ensure that projects meet the predefined objectives and are completed within budget
•    Develop training or workshop modules on area of expertise and conduct the same on a bi-weekly basis or weekly basis, as deemed necessary, to clienteles, faculty, and students; maintain modules to reflect current technology utilized by industry
•    Attend relevant networking events, meetings, workshops, conferences and present research work as needed
•    Other related duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications/Experience
•    Four (4) year Degree in the field of Electronics Engineering or equivalent; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
•    Five (5) years’ experience in electronics and software development within an applied research and development setting
•    Experience working in a technology start-up with strong knowledge of research and innovation strategies, programs and plans at the federal and provincial levels
•    Effective written and verbal communication skills; experience with developing grants for funding proposals
•    Strong interpersonal skills and relationship management skills
•    Demonstrated ability to assist with equipment operation and data acquisition systems, sensor integration and system design
•    Strong knowledge on Micro-Controller, OP-Amps, VLSI & Embedded Systems, Antenna theory, RF and Microwave, Optical Electronics, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Communication; and MATLAB, C++, C, Python, Arduino, and related programming preferred
•    Strong project management and time management experience
•    Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment
•    Strong computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office
•    Committed to the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and continuous learning

Please fill out the following form to submit your resume:

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