Research Engineer CRC Chair
Ontario Physiotherapy Association
Vancouver, Canada
6d ago

Job Posting Job ID : 34938 (Repost) Location : Vancouver - Point Grey Campus Employment Group : Management&Professional (AAPS) Job Category : Scientific Engineering Classification Title : Scientific Eng.

Level A Business Title : Research Engineer CRC Chair VP / Faculty : Faculty of Applied Science Department : Materials Engineering Salary Range : $49,090.

00 (minimum) - $58,932.00 (midpoint) - $70,717.00 (maximum) Full / Part Time : Full-Time Desired Start Date : 2019 / 12 / 01 Job End Date : 2021 / 11 / 30 Funding Type : Grant Funded Closing Date : 2020 / 04 / 09 Available Openings : 1 Return to Previous Page Guiding principle : "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.

Job Summary The Engineer will work on a number of projects related to the Canada Research Chair research program in Through Process Modelling of Advanced Structural Materials.

The Engineer will work on collaborative projects supported by industry sponsors. The Engineer will perform experiments, and develop analytical and numerical models to characterize metallurgical processes, design and assemble experimental test apparatuses, supervise and coordinate the activities of graduate and co-op students as needed.

The Engineer will participate in progress review meetings and prepare technical reports. The Engineer will prepare presentations or papers for national and international conferences.

Organizational Status The position will require a high degree of independence in order to achieve objectives of research program.

The position reports to Dr. Warren Poole who is the faculty member who leads this research program. The research engineer will provide supervisory support to graduate students in his research group at UBC.

Work Performed -The Engineer will be assigned specific deliverables and will be expected to meet strict deadlines for completing different phases of the projects.

  • The Engineer will be responsible for conducting experiments, collating and analysing data; providing technical assistance and advice to other members of the Advanced Structural Materials group.
  • The Engineer will :

  • Perform experiments, and develop analytical and numerical models to characterize metallurgical processes
  • Design and assemble experimental test apparatuses. Responsible for designing, developing specifications and building experimental equipment;
  • maintenance of laboratory and specialized analytical equipment. The research engineer will be responsible for sourcing experimental equipment components and supplies and will take part in regular communication with industrial partners

  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of co-op students as needed
  • Participate in progress review meetings and prepare reports
  • Prepare technical presentations or papers at national and international conferences
  • The work to be conducted includes the design and implementation of an experimental test matrix to study microstructure development relevant to advanced high strength aluminum extrusion alloys used in the automotive sector.
  • This involves detailed characterization of the initial as-cast microstructure, the microstructure after a homogenization heat treatment, the quench sensitivity of the extrudate after extrusion and the final mechanical properties, in particular the formability and ductility of the alloy.
  • The Engineer will be responsible for training assistants (undergraduate and graduate students and technicians) for participation in selected projects.
  • Training to be given includes orientation to key equipment, analytical procedures, analysis of experimental data, safe disposal of waste products from experimentation, team work, etc.

    Supervision Received The position reports to the research supervisor on a weekly basis. The position requires a high degree of professional skill, organization and motivation to conduct the work in a highly independent manner.

    Supervision Given Supervision will be given to selected graduate students and other research personnel who conduct microstructural characterization work.

    Consequence of Error / Judgement Industrial research projects require successful collection of data from the experiments.

    Errors in project execution will adversely impact project schedule and the utility of the results reported. Qualifications Undergraduate degree in Engineering or Applied Science.

    Minimum requirement : a Ph.D. degree in Materials Engineering with expert knowledge in advanced high strength aluminum alloys.

    Minimum of one year experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful applicant requires expertise in i) characterization of particles using the phenol extraction technique combined with Rietveld analysis on x-ray diffraction, ii) field emission gun scanning electron microscopy and electron backscatter diffraction and iii) advanced mechanical testing.

    A proven ability to communicate technical results and analysis in oral and written form in English is required. .

    Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.

    We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and / or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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