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Research Scientist

Applied Energy Research

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) – Ivany Campus,

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Management Confidential

Applied Energy Research

Term, Full-Time Position: Commencing approximately December 4, 2017 and ending approximately December 7, 2018

Salary range: $90,367.44 to $106,314.63 annually

Application deadline is midnight, November 21, 2017

Competition No. 2017-298

The Opportunity….

The Research Scientist will be responsible for continuing research under the final year of a 5-year NSERC College and Community Innovation grant focused on ‘smart’ energy systems, data-analytics and micro grids. He/She will also create new research proposals, further develop existing energy research programs and engage with NSCC students and faculty researchers to build capacity within the energy research area.

What you’ll be doing…

Working in a team environment, the primary role of the Research Scientist – Energy is to develop applied research and innovation capacity at NSCC by carrying out applied research in partnership with business and industry in the private and public sectors. Research outcomes are aimed at enhancing industry capabilities, project-based teaching; community betterment as well as commercializing technologies that result from applied research projects generated by the College.

Reporting to the Director of Applied Research, the Research Scientist – Energy will work closely with various stakeholders including other College campuses, schools and departments; industry; provincial and federal governments; educational institutions; and communities. A significant aspect of the role will be identifying cross-disciplinary applied research projects with business, industry and communities, teaching students, and collaborating with faculty with relevant expertise to develop and deliver applied research projects.

What we’re looking for…

A collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in their role and who strives for excellence every day. Committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC’s mission, they bring a learning-centered perspective to everything they do. They think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. They flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within their role and the College. Is this you?

You have:

Minimum qualifications:

  • A Masters Degree in a related discipline such as science or engineering (electrical, environmental, mechanical or other relevant engineering program), sustainable energy, or other energy related science program. A PhD focused on renewable energy, engineering or another relevant discipline, would be considered an asset. .

Minimum experience:

  • 7 to 10 years of direct industry, government or community experience related to sustainable energy

  • Experience partnering with industry, government, funding agencies, and other post-secondary institutions

  • Broad knowledge of science and technology associated with working at the multidisciplinary interface between energy, sustainability, engineering, information technology, environmental science, and energy policy.

  • Demonstrated ability in managing a cross-disciplinary research program, leading a team of research staff, operating a research lab, mentoring students, and working collaboratively with teaching faculty.

  • Experience working directly in a Community College research environment, or relevant knowledge of applied research within the Canadian college system.

  • Specific experience with research in solar energy, microgrids, and energy storage is considered an asset.

Minimum skills and ability:

  • Expertise in environmental monitoring technology to provide spatial environmental information and supporting technologies to inform natural resource/environmental management objectives, and on developing improved strategies and approaches to monitoring impacts on ecosystem biodiversity.

  • Familiarity with Advanced Analytics and High Performance Computing.

  • Track record of successful research funding and knowledge of research funding infrastructure in Nova Scotia

  • You have a strong understanding of the technologies associated with sustainable energy, including solar, wind, thermal exchange, energy storage, monitoring/controls, and energy analytics.

  • You have excellent project management skills, and experience in creating research grant proposals.

  • You possess knowledge of industry and community energy partners within Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.

  • You have experience with applied research in a college environment and teaching at a college level will be considered an asset.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with demonstrated creativity in idea generation and solution implementation.

  • Able to leverage research and market insight to drive innovation and competitive advantage.

What you’ll experience at NSCC…

You’ll change lives. You’ll join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia’s economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you’ll be part of that change.

You’ll find a place to grow. With a lot of opportunity for professional development and collaborative projects, you’ll continue to grow and learn throughout your career.

You’ll find a place to thrive. Doing meaningful and challenging work in a publically accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You’ll have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.

You’ll celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. Our college welcomes diversity in both its student body and its employees, and we take every opportunity to become more inclusive. We encourage applications from qualified candidates from all diverse communities including but not limited to Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, people with disabilities and women in non-traditional roles. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, relevant references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

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