Research Officer, Building Acoustics
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 motivated and dynamic Research Officer to support our Construction Portfolio. The Research Officer (RO) would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.
The primary responsibility of the RO is to support the goals of NRC and the Portfolio through research of international calibre and the development and application of advanced technologies. The RO works in a team environment with researchers and technical experts in world-class facilities. Activities include the development of proposals for new research initiatives, project management, and providing service to NRC clients. The RO provides input into the overall direction and research priorities for the program area within the context of the Portfolio business plan.
As part of a multi-disciplinary team developing and deploying technical solutions for construction sector clients, the incumbent will support and conduct research activities dealing with the evaluation and control of sound in buildings. This includes the development and use of advanced techniques to characterize and predict sound fields in rooms, and sounds transmitted into rooms. Research activities focus on characterizing the acoustic performance of multi-unit construction, relating this performance to key construction details, modifying the design details to achieve enhanced performance for airborne and impact sound insulation.
Transferring research findings to industry and stakeholders is also an important responsibility of this position.
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:
PhD in Physical Science or Engineering, or related discipline, with a specialization in acoustics.
For alternate qualifications please refer to equivalency heading below.
Experience in identification of research requirements, proposal writing, project management, and reporting through written documentation, presentations and publishing.
Experience in designing and conducting research activities dealing with the evaluation and control of sound transmission in buildings.
Experience in experimental design and analysis including data collection and analysis, overseeing data production, and ensuring data quality.
Experience using measurement systems and analysis techniques to characterize sound fields and sound transmission.
Experience in the prediction or rating of physical or subjective response to sound.
Experience in business development, marketing activities, and/or the development of partnerships and collaborations would be an asset.
Experience working with standards, specifications, or building codes dealing with acoustical performance of buildings would be an asset.
Experience measuring or predicting flanking sound transmission using standardized approaches such as ISO 10848 and/or ISO 15712 would be an asset.
Candidates having a Master’s degree in Engineering and relevant work experience in research or technology development will also be considered.
Condition of employment
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Advanced knowledge of physical acoustics, including sound transmission in buildings.
Advanced knowledge of measurement instrumentation and methods to measure, control, and characterize direct and flanking sound transmission in buildings, for airborne and impact sound.
Solid knowledge of the relationship between human perception and the physical attributes of sound, including basic knowledge of common criteria and rating systems for building acoustics.
Solid knowledge of acoustic signal analysis.
Basic knowledge of interrelation of acoustical performance of buildings with multidisciplinary performance aspects such as fire, thermal, ventilation.
Creative Thinking (Level 2)
Networking (Level 2)
Communication (Level 2)
Continuous Professional Learning (Level 2)
Results Orientation (Level 2)
Teamwork (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.
Posted until filled
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