Research Associate, Civil Engineering Infrastructure
Ottawa - Ontario
Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's premiere research and technology organization.
We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Research Associate with expertise in seismic risk and reliability assessment to support our Construction Portfolio civil engineering infrastructure activities. The Research Associate would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.
The primary responsibility of the Research Associate (RA) is to support the goals of NRC and the Portfolio through application of research of international calibre and through the development and application of advanced technologies. The RA works in a team environment with researchers and technical experts in world-class facilities. Activities also include the development of proposals for new research initiatives, interaction with Canadian Construction Material Centre (CCMC), and providing service to NRC clients. The RA develops or assists in projects related to seismic risk and reliability assessment of existing buildings complementing the overall direction and research priorities for the Civil Engineering Infrastructure (CEI) resource group.
Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:
EducationAs part of the RA Program you must have received your PhD in Civil/Structural Engineering (or a related discipline) within the last 5 years or you expect to receive the degree within the next 6 months.
Experience in conducting research or technical activities dealing with the structural mechanics, structural dynamics, and structural reliability, with emphasis on seismic analysis, seismic design, risk analysis, and reliability assessment of existing structures and infrastructure systems.
Experience with risk and reliability assessment of existing and new structures under different types of loads.
Experience with integrated programming languages (e.g., MATLAB, C++, Visual Basic, Fortran, etc.).
Basic experience with writing technical reports, writing proposals, and dealing with clients.
Experience with finite element modeling and other related commercial software packages (e.g. ABAQUS, Diana, SAP2000, ANSYS, AutoDYN, OpenSEES, and LS-Dyna) may be considered an asset.
Experience in client needs identification, marketing activities, and/or the development of partnerships and collaborations.
Condition of employment
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Solid knowledge of structural mechanics, structural dynamics, and structural risk and reliability analysis.
Solid knowledge and understanding of structural dynamics for analysis, design, and evaluation of structural elements and systems subjected to earthquake (e.g., pushover analysis, capacity spectrum method, fragility analysis, etc.).
Solid knowledge and understanding of analytical and numerical modeling of structures under earthquake and other loads.
Basic knowledge of design of reinforced concrete structures, steel structures, masonry structures, and timber structures.
Ability to interact with clients and stakeholders to initiate projects supporting innovation in construction materials, including marketing of services and facilities.
Knowledge of Canadian and provincial Building Codes, and Canadian design codes for steel, reinforced concrete, masonry, and timber structures related to seismic performance of structures.
Teamwork (Level 2)
Creative thinking (Level 2)
Self-knowing and Self-Development (Level 2)
Results Orientation (Level 2)
Communication (Level 2)
For this position, NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): | Research
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with NRC's directives.
06/05/2017 (8 days)
Applications will be accepted until 23:59 Eastern Time
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Telephone: (613) 998-6825
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