Operations development in nanotech - ON-546

Project type: Non-research
Desired discipline(s): Business, Social Sciences & Humanities, Economics
Company: Genemis Laboratories
Project Length: 6 months to 1 year
Preferred start date: As soon as possible.
Language requirement: English
Location(s): Cambridge, ON, Canada; Canada
No. of positions: 1
Desired education level: Undergraduate/BachelorMaster's
Search across Mitacs’ international networks - check this box if you’d also like to receive profiles of researchers based outside of Canada: 
No

About the company: 

Genemis Laboratories is a Canadian company focused on developing nanotechnology-enabled environmental monitoring tools. Our mission is to simplify point-of-use microbial water testing. Genemis’s core technology was developed at University of Waterloo, Department of Chemical Engineering, and our products are manufactured and sold globally from our Cambridge, Ontario headquarters.

Describe the project.: 

Genemis has outgrown its current relatively simple business and operation processes. To meet the current requirements of a high-growth tech company, Genemis needs to re-engineer both business procedures and operational systems, around its production, distribution/logistics, costing, and sales processes. The candidate will be involved in the analysis of current operations and will work directly with management to set up more complex and sophisticated systems to match the increased number of products and processes.

Required expertise/skills: 

We are looking for a candidate with education and a basic understanding of accounting and business operations, preferably a business, accounting, or economics graduate or undergraduate student, interested in the startup ecosystem. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills and will be an excellent communicator. The candidate will be directly involved in complex projects within business administration, and process development activities. The candidate will work directly with a highly skilled management team, under a challenging, high-pressure environment and will be exposed to all facets of the business.