Research Officer, Heat & Mass Transfer
Aerospace Research Centre
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 self-driven Research Officer to join the Gas Turbine Laboratory (GTL) team in the Aerospace Research Centre.
GTL is engaged in Industry-focussed strategic research and development in the power and propulsion domains, from engine performance and operability, to icing and combustion research.
The incumbent will be expected to develop, support and execute projects in turbomachinery aero-thermodynamics and heat transfer. In addition, the incumbent will also be expected to contribute to broader heat transfer problems in combustion, icing and inclement environment research, and engine performance and operability.
The incumbent must possess relevant heat transfer subject matter expertise, as well as an excellent understanding of the aero-thermodynamics of gas turbine engines and components. The ideal candidate will be a confident experimentalist, with sufficient dexterity and experience in using computational methods.
The primary responsibility of the Research Officer is to support the goals of NRC and the Aerospace Research Centre through the performance of world-class research, and the development and application of advanced technologies with NRC’s external partners.
The Research Officer 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 Research Officer also provides input into the overall direction and research priorities.
If you are interested, have the relevant expertise and experience, and also share our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration, we want you to apply!
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 specialization in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer.
For alternate qualifications please refer to equivalency heading below.
Significant experience in experimental convective heat and mass transfer research;
Experience in computational convective heat and mass transfer research;
Experience of software packages such as Creo, Solidworks, ANSYS, OpenFOAM, MatLab, and LabView will be considered as an asset.
Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering combined with three (3) or more years of recent and direct work experience in research and development in the areas outlined above.
Condition of employment
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Solid knowledge of turbulent compressible flow aerodynamics and heat transfer;
Solid knowledge of RANS CFD codes;
Solid knowledge of flow field measurement methods.
Creative Thinking (Level 2)
Networking (Level 2)
Communication (Level 2)
Initiative (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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