Research Associate in Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Alberta School of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Job Title:Research Associate
Department:  Chemical and Materials Engineering
Competition No: A103639343
Closing Date: Aug 01, 2019







The Faculty of Engineering is looking for a Research Associate in the areas of polyolefin reaction engineering, to join the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering.

The position carries the following major roles and responsibilities under the direction of Principal Investigator (PI), Professor Joao Soares.



Leading contract research work on polyolefin reaction engineering projects
Communicating research progresses with the supervisor and industrial partners
Writing technical reports, scientific articles, and conference presentations


PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, with specialization of the use of meallocene catalysts for the polymerization of olefins
At least 5 years of industrial experience
Knowledge on olefin polymerization techniques and polyolefin characterization
Knowledge on mathematical modelling of chemical engineering processes
Experience with polymer characterization via FTIR,NRM, SEM, TEM, XRD, DSC, and GPC
Experience with statistical design of experiments and model parameter estimation
Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Excellent organizational skills
In accordance with the Trust/Research Academic Staff Agreement, this position has an approximate appointment of two years with the possibility of extension and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits with an annual salary range of $58,210 - $80,050.



About us


Craft a letter explaining how you are going to contribute to the Faculty of Engineering's culture of effectiveness, trust and execution, and why you are the right fit for this position. Submit this letter and your resume. Applications received without a cover letter addressing these elements in detail will not be considered.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.


How to Apply


Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.


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