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Research Associate in School of Engineering

University of British Columbia

  • The Faculty of Applied Science’s School of Engineering invites applicants for full time term Research Associate position with a salary of $60,205 for the 12-month appointment.The Research Associate will assist the overall coordination and research activities of the FortisBC Smart Energy Chair and related research projects.The main job duties include, but are not limited to, coordination of the research activities with the industry, prepare progress reports, assist PhD and Masters students, prepare grant proposals and technical papers, and assist in managing the Life Cycle Management Laboratory.The successful candidate is expected to possess the following skillset and background:A PhD Degree in Engineering or related discipline.Experienced in life cycle analysis, life cycle costing, infrastructure management, uncertainty analysis, water-energy-carbon nexus analysis.Acquaintance with basic statistical and multi-criterial decision analysis.Ability to multi-task and work both independently and within a team environment.Effective oral and written communications, interpersonal and organization skills.Accuracy and attention to details.About UBC
    The University of British Columbia is a global center for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s entrepreneurial spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. UBC encourages its students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.Full summary of the projectFortisBC Smart Energy chair is a collaborative project between UBC’s Okanagan campus (UBCO) and FortisBC to assess technological solutions for energy conservation, climate change mitigation, demand side management, and development of net-zero communities, and to provide recommendations and define long-term implementation strategies for smart energy choices. The project was deployed as a Mitacs Accelerate cluster, and it is jointly funded by FortisBC and Mitacs. Four key themes have been identified as priority areas in developing long-term sustainable and smart energy solutions for British Columbia: Building Energy Performance Enhancement, Clean Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation, BC Energy STEP Code Implementation, and Electric Vehicles for Demand Side Management.This posting is for the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.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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