Research Associate

Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Competition No.  -    A106743125
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This Research Associate position will be open to a candidate who possesses a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Eng, Biomedical Eng, Electrical Eng, or Computer Eng. Applicants with keen interests and experience in control systems, signal processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, mechatronics, instrumentation, wearable technologies and/or software development will be able to apply. This position will be available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and international candidates.

Neuromuscular Control & Biomechanics Laboratory’s research is centred on human mobility and performance, with the overall goal of enhancing the quality of life of ageing individuals and those affected by movement impairments. NCB-Lab’s team aims to positively impact prevention and rehabilitation by gaining a better understanding of the neuromusculoskeletal mechanisms of human movement, developing novel systems and outcome measures for movement and performance assessment, and designing and evaluating advanced assistive technologies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Formulate, manage, conduct and support research projects in the area of development and implementation of autonomous, wearable technologies for remote health monitoring.
  • Interface with the industry to identify opportunities and work with Dr. Rouhani and his graduate students to develop proposals.

Qualifications include:

  • PhD degree in related engineering fields
  • Advanced knowledge of dynamic systems and control, design of classical and fractional order controllers, soft computing, evolutionary computation, multi-objective optimization, system identification, instrumentation, and signal processing
  • Previous experience with managing research projects and publishing results in these areas is a required
  • Having served as a member of editorial board of international journals in related fields and a strong history of doing peer reviews is highly desirable and indicative of recognition in the professional community.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.  

In accordance with the Trust/Research Academic Staff Agreement, this position has an end date of one year from the date of hire, with a possibility of extension, offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits and annual salary range of $58,210 - $80,050.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.