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imaginable - developing lighter aerospace materials, analyzing Shakespeare, engineering ship propellers, mining historical documents, creating green energy alternatives, informing public policy on nutrition, using AI to fight COVID, and many others.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, UPEI
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. If this sounds like you, ACENET is seeking a Digital Research Consultant at the UPEI campus in Charlottetown, to assist academic and industry clients, both new and experienced, in using and navigating the advanced computing resources (HPC, GPU, Cloud) or research data management resources available through ACENET and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada (Alliance).
Topics of consultation could include parallel programming, code optimization, cloud computing, GPU programming, data management best practices, metadata standards, and databases. As the ideal candidate, you will have a graduate degree in a STEM discipline or a Master of Information and Library Sciences combined with experience using digital research infrastructure. Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.  This is an externally funded position with expectation of continued funding and renewal. Details and Apply