Research Associate-Green Catalysis Research Group, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering


  • Company:
    University of Calgary
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Engineering

Job ID:16727Updated:October 23, 2018Location:Main CampusPosition OverviewTheDepartment of Chemical and Petroleum Engineeringin theSchulich School of Engineeringinvites applications for aResearch Associate-Green Catalysis Research Group. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately one year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI), the research associate in Green Catalysis Research Group (GCRG) will be collaborating on operating and maintaining complex technical equipment, performing experiments, analyzing results, preparing manuscript, report, and presentation drafts, writing proposal, and providing guidance to other undergraduate and graduate students in the group.The majority of the work is expected to be completed during normal working hours (8:30 to 4:30) to a maximum of 35 hours per week. There is a possibility that the incumbent will be required to work outside these normal working hours.Position DescriptionSummary of Key Responsibilities(job functions include but are not limited to):Responsible for organic synthesis, evaluation, and its physical and chemical properties measurement using analytical instrumentsProvide junior group member direction and training on proper operating procedures in the labResponsible for safe and proficient operation of research labs that includes full responsibility for all high sensitive analysis equipment as well as provides periodic maintenance and technical supportHelp PI maintaining a good financial circumstance for the group through keeping track of all the research expendituresProvide professional recommendation to the PI for new group member recruitmentResponsible for experimental results interpretation and dissemination in a format of progress report submitted to the sponsor, conference paper, invention disclosure, and peer-reviewed journal articleDevelop standard operation protocol of analytical instruments in the labResponsible for lab equipment maintenance and troubleshootingAssist students, staff and faculty in planning, design, procurement, installation, operation, modification and repair of all research units and analysis equipmentEnsure all safety, fire and health regulations are implemented in the labs and must also maintain records of equipment and chemicals stored in the labsQualifications / Requirements:Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related fields5- 8 years of relevant R&D or work experience in research institute and company. Industrial working experience is an assetThorough knowledge and creative application of fundamental scientific and engineering principles, with strong background in chemical processStrong background and proven track record in recruiting and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students or lab techniciansProficient in organic synthesis, characterization, and performance evaluationCreative problem-solving and strong critical thinking skillsStrong expertise in developing industry acceptable analytical protocol for product quality controlUnderstanding of technical and economic implications of novel process technologies on industrial processes, with cost estimation experience desirableDemonstrated ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of the organization as well as other researchersDemonstrated ability to work independently and within team environments is essentialExperience in the scientific method of planning, developing, reviewing and reporting experimentsSkills in Process engineering especially in environmental technologies and energy systemsKnowledge of First Aid and understanding of fire and safety, transport of dangerous goods and WHMIS certification is also an assetAbility to react and to think quickly in crisis and emergency situationsApplication Deadline:November 6, 2018We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.Additional InformationThis position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under theTechnical  Job Family, Phase II.To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view ourManagement and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visitCareers in the Schulich School of Engineering. About the University of CalgaryThe University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visitucalgary.ca.The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.