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imaginable - developing lighter aerospace materials, analyzing Shakespeare, engineering ship propellers, mining historical documents, creating green energy alternatives, informing public policy on nutrition, using AI to fight COVID, and many others.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

Research Consultant, PEI

We're looking for a Research Consultant based at the University of PEI to assist academic and industry clients in using and navigating the advanced computing resources (HPC, GPU, Cloud) available through ACENET and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada (Alliance). In this position, you will help clients, both new and experienced, in all aspects of using ACENET and Alliance computing resources. You will also develop and deliver training, workshops, seminars and information sessions around Advanced Computing technologies, approaches, and methodologies. This position will appeal to a motivated self-starter and relationship-builder comfortable in both academic and industry settings, with responsibilities on PEI, throughout Atlantic Canada, and nationally. As the ideal candidate, you have a graduate degree in a STEM discipline and computational research experience with significant programming skills. With a proven ability to quickly learn new technologies, you don’t hesitate to seek answers when faced with an unknown. You have a talent for effective organization and balancing multiple priorities and time pressures. You are insightful, able to dig to uncover client needs, and are a problem-solver who comes up with creative solutions. Details and Apply