Behavioural competencies : Research

Competency summary

The competencies below have been identified as key behavioural competencies contributing to excellence in a research role at NRC. They are not intended to represent all of the competencies necessary for success in a specific position. In addition to these competencies, specific technical expertise will be required.

Continuous professional learning
Continuously expanding and applying technical expertise.
Results orientation
Focusing efforts on achieving quality results consistent with the NRC vision.
Anticipating and dealing with problems and issues in a persistent manner, seizing opportunities that arise and going beyond what is expected.
Demonstrating effective interpersonal skills and working cooperatively and effectively within and across organizational units to achieve common goals.
Self-knowing and self-development
Assessing strengths and weaknesses and engaging in ongoing self-development and improvement; maintaining effectiveness in the face of change or ambiguity.

Note: The term "organization" is used in this document to refer to NRC as a whole or that part of NRC for which the individual is accountable or exerts influence.

Creative thinking
Responding to challenges with innovative solutions, products or services by questioning conventional means, using intuition, experimentation and fresh perspectives.
Cultivating a network of contacts as sources of information, advice and support.
Seeking and building internal/external alliances, collaborations and services with or for clients to advance NRC business relationships, as well as knowledge, innovation and economic development.
Openly communicating in a compelling, honest, persuasive and articulate manner, ensuring the message is clear, understood and consistent with NRC objectives.