Research Officer, Structural Integrity
Ottawa - Ontario
Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's premier research and technology organization.
We are looking for a motivated and focused Research Officer (RO) to join the Structural Integrity Team within the Aerospace Portfolio.
The NRC Aerospace Portfolio focuses on advancing aerospace research and technology developments in the core areas of aerodynamics, flight research, gas turbines, structures and materials, and manufacturing. We conduct research and technology development (R&TD) across the full spectrum of issues related to the design, manufacture, qualification, performance, use and maintenance of air vehicles. This work covers all of the major concerns in aerospace - cost, weight, safety, human factors and environmental footprint.
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 also 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 within the context of the Portfolio business plan.
The RO, Structural Integrity supports the research program within the Structural Integrity Team of the Structures, Materials and Manufacturing Laboratory. He/she supports developing, implementing, and managing industry-backed research activities to enhance the performance and integrity assessment of new and aged aerospace structures.
This position will appeal to a person who is well organized, who is detail-oriented, who is creative and who enjoys working as part of a team to deliver excellent client service. If you’re that person, then this is the perfect role for you!
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 Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with a focus on aerospace structures.
Applicants with a research-based Master’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and significant experience related to aerospace structures may be considered.
Significant experience in finite element structural analysis using in-house or commercial finite element packages and involving metallic and/or composite materials;
Significant experience in research activities, including data production and analysis, and reporting through written documentation, presentations, and/or publishing;
Experience in performing fatigue and/or damage tolerance analysis of aircraft structures or in conducting static and/or fatigue testing according to ASTM standards will be an asset;
Experience in identification of research requirements, proposal writing, and project management will be an asset.
Condition of employment
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Solid knowledge of structural mechanics and of the application of the finite element analysis method to metallic and composite structures;
Ability to use commercial finite element analysis packages, for example Patran, Nastran, Mentat, Marc, Abaqus or StressCheck;
Ability to solve scientific problems using programming languages, for example Fortran, C++, Matlab, Python or VBA;
Basic knowledge of aerospace structural design requirements;
Basic knowledge of fatigue and fracture mechanics;
Ability to communicate clearly in discussions and through presentations such as to government and industrial partners or at scientific conferences, workshops and/or seminars and with clients;
Ability to write high quality report and/or paper;
The following competencies will be considered as assets:
- Ability to use fracture mechanics software such as AFGROW, NASGRO and FASTRAN;
- Knowledge of probabilistic and reliability/risk analysis techniques used for structural analysis.
Creative Thinking (Level 2)
Results Orientation (Level 2)
Teamwork (Level 1)
Communication (Level 2)
Networking (Level 1)
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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