Assistant Program Manager, Research (Edmonton, Canada)

Edmonton, Canada

Snapshot

This is a rare opportunity to join a phenomenal team of people in a mission driven company. We’re looking for an ambitious person to join our unique people-first business which has grown from just 70 to over 500 employees in the last three years and continues to grow at pace. Our business has a start-up entrepreneurial culture but operates within a large, high profile global company making us uniquely collaborative and mission focussed, as well as highly ambitious.

As an Assistant Program Manager within the Research group, you'll be the go-to person for a team of world-class researchers and program managers focused on solving intelligence.

You can expect a broad range of administrative responsibilities with the common theme of helping others to be more productive. We're looking for a super organised and proactive individual with strong communication skills to interact with a variety of people.

 

About Us

Founded by Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman and Shane Legg in 2010, DeepMind’s Mission is to solve intelligence and then use it to make the world a better place.

Over the last few years we've created a unique environment for long-term ambitious research to flourish in. Our world-class interdisciplinary team combines the best techniques from deep learning, reinforcement learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms. We have already made a number of high profile breakthroughs towards general AI, including two Nature papers and front covers within the last year.

 

About you

  • Proven administration and scheduling experience
  • Highly organised with the ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Basic understanding of project management practices
  • Experience working in a constantly changing and dynamic environment
  • Expert knowledge of using standard office tools including spreadsheets
  • You see what needs to be done and make it happen
  • You are self-aware and seek learning opportunities

 

The role

This is a support role with two core strands - enabling people and program delivery.

People:

  • Listen to, support and enable others
  • Help to seek and provide solutions to support research efforts
  • Facilitate opportunities for collaboration and create relevant connections
  • Anticipate obstacles before they arise and resolve them
  • Understand individuals in your research group -- their preferences, strengths and development areas
  • Welcome research visitors to DeepMind and host them onsite

Delivery:

  • Iron out ambiguity and proactively resolve issues
  • Provide scheduling and coordination support for Program Managers and Researchers
  • Facilitate conversations to help define milestones, schedules and priorities
  • Maintain up-to-date research program data, track issues and provide timely reports
  • Provide coverage and support to the office manager when needed

 

Please include a cover letter when applying and tell us how you can make a difference to our team.

 

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