ACENET was created through the grassroots organization of a handful of forward thinking researchers. That foundation remains a cornerstone of our culture today. ACENET’s mission is to accelerate discovery and innovation in Atlantic Canada by providing advanced computing resources, expertise and training to researchers and industry.

We have grown on the principle that the client’s needs are first and foremost, and we pursue excellence in all endeavours.

ACENET is a virtual organization, with its 17 staff 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 team is comprised of individuals with unique and complementary skill sets. As a small organization, we are both flexible and innovative, often solving difficult challenges by working together to arrive at creative solutions.

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

Current Career Opportunities

Cybersecurity Analyst

ACENET seeks a Cybersecurity Analyst to work on the implementation of cybersecurity policy and procedure across ACENET research computing services, with duties extending nationally through ACENET’s participation in the Compute Canada federation.  ACENET, in discussion with the successful candidate, will locate this position at one of our partner university campuses in Antigonish, NS, Halifax, NS, Fredericton, NB, or St. John’s. NL.

Reporting to ACENET’s Chief Technology Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that ACENET’s research computing services and related projects have a level of security that is appropriate, evolving, and meets the requirements of ACENET’s clients and stakeholders. The analyst will participate in the development and implementation of new technological solutions, and will be responsible for planning and evaluating the security of these solutions. The analyst will work closely with Compute Canada’s security team, which sets national standards for the federation.

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Computational Research Consultant

We’re looking for someone to fill a user support position serving a broad community of researchers across a wide range of disciplines. The successful candidate will assist academic researchers and industry clients in using and navigating the advanced computing resources available at ACENET and Compute Canada. Duties include consulting with the researchers to provide support and expertise in Advanced Computing and High Performance Computing. Topics of consultation could include parallel programming, code development and optimization, cloud computing, GPU programming, use of job queuing systems, and data management. The position requires someone with a background in computational science and significant programming skills. This is a one year position. Apply by 1 August.

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Opportunities From Our Partners

There are currently no opportunities from our partners.