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.