ACENET’s mission is to accelerate discovery and innovation in Atlantic Canada by providing supercomputing resources, expertise and training to researchers and industry. We were created through the grassroots organization of a handful of forward thinking researchers. That foundation remains a cornerstone of our culture today. We have grown on the principle that the client’s needs are first and foremost, and we pursue excellence in all endeavours.

We work for a diverse clientele doing every kind of research imaginable - developing lighter aerospace materials, analyzing Shakespeare works, engineering ship propellers, mining historical documents, creating green energy alternatives, informing public policy on nutrition, using AI to fight COVID, and many others. Areas as wide-ranging as nanotechnology, social science, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, ocean science, arts and humanities, genomics, and health research increasingly rely on the tools, support and training provided by ACENET and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada (the Alliance). Training delivered by ACENET helps to develop and retain high technology skills in Atlantic Canada, grow our innovation economy and create socio-economic benefits in the region.

We are a small, well-educated, cohesive and highly supportive team comprised of individuals with unique and complementary skill sets, resulting in a collective skill set that runs deep. We are both flexible and innovative, often solving difficult challenges by working together to arrive at creative solutions. At our core is a continuous learning culture with opportunities for self-learning and professional development, a strong client service mentality, a can-do attitude and a passion for solving problems and helping clients bring R&D to fruition.

We offer our staff the ability to take initiative, and to create and execute their own projects in support of our mission. Through ACENET’s partnership in the Alliance Federation, there are opportunities to work with a highly skilled, varied group of peers across the country.

A virtual organization, our staff are located at institutions across Atlantic Canada. This operational structure demands an environment of trust, integrity and respect for our clients and for one another.

Our employment benefits include include generous annual vacation, personal days, sick leave, tuition support, health benefits and pension plans through the universities which host us.

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please see our current career postings below, or contact

Current Career Opportunities

Project Manager

ACENET is seeking an experienced and result-oriented Project Manager to coordinate and support a variety of initiatives related to advanced research computing services, support and training. In this position, you will work closely with the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and other team leads to ensure the timely and successful execution and delivery of projects in areas such as: training and development, infrastructure, researcher support, and organizational performance monitoring. You will be employed by one of ACENET’s partner post-secondary institutions with the option to work on-site, remotely within Atlantic Canada, or under a hybrid arrangement. As the ideal candidate you have a post-secondary degree and experience managing agile projects of medium complexity. Having a PMP certification and work experience in the research or technology sector are considered assets. Closing date to apply is 21 July, 2024. More information and apply.