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Research Assistant, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering

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Job ID#: 12812

Updated: June 28, 2017

Position Overview

The Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering in Schulich School of Engineering invites applications for a Research Assistant - Sensor Based Estimation. This Fixed Short Term part time position is for approximately 4 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The purpose of the position is to assist with data reduction operations.  The objective is to conduct a three-dimensional reconstruction of a flow field based on sensor-based estimation techniques.  The candidate is expected to analyse velocimetry data and conduct statistical analysis.  The candidate is expected to prepare data in a format suitable for scientific publications and to prepare a report detailing the implementation of theory or mathematical tools.  The report is to include computer code developed during the project.

The work schedule is flexible, but the candidate is expected to be present at the university during pre-established core times, for 15 hours/week.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Under general supervision and direction of the PI develop and implement original experiments within the guidelines of the research
  • Conduct literature review, surveys laboratory experiments and other research for us in scholarly publications when required to
  • Use of various biological samples
  • Manages own time effectively and ensures immediate report to manager is kept informed of activities, and progress of work

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Mathematics
  • Ability to interact with other members of the team and undertake literature reviews
  • Specialisation in the area of fluid mechanics would be considered an asset
  • Familiar with proper orthogonal decomposition (POD), linear stochastic estimation (LSE) and triple decomposition methods in fluid mechanics
  • Previous experience using MATLAB
  • Familiar with concepts of turbulence and recirculating flows

Application Deadline:  May 12, 2017

We 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 Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase I.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering


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