GRANT- PAID JOB OPPORTUNITY
POSTING NUMBER: GPD-18048
POSTING DATE: September 14th, 2018
CLOSING DATE: October 14th, 2018
Research Associate – Solid-state Fluorine Generation System Development
Lab of Applied Multiphase Process Engineering
The Lab of Multiphase Process Engineering (LMPE) in the Department of Process Engineering and Applied Science at Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS) is engaged in on-going research and development activities related to 2 and 3 phase systems.
Reporting to the Associate Professor and Principle Investigator within LMPE, the Research Associate is responsible to engage in continued work on the development of a solid-based fluorine generator for excimer laser technology applications, experimentally characterizing the performance of different fluorine sources and applying these results to industrially-relevant conditions/scales.
Source, prepare, load, and characterize fluorine-laden solid media for gas generation potential within gas mixtures typical to Excimer laser systems.
Maintain custom-built systems for batch and recirculating gas evolution testing, ensuring safe operation during testing.
Carry out BET, spectroscopy, SEM, NMR, and other physical characterisation testing techniques as required.
Supervise on-going lab activities, including but not limited to, supporting graduate student experiments and on-going service-based characterization requests.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: PhD in Materials Engineering or Chemical Engineering (or equivalent) with at least 5 years of post-graduate training and experience. Must have prior experience handling moisture-sensitive solid and gaseous halogenated materials (or equivalent) under high-temperature conditions, with working knowledge of the associated safety protocols and requirements. Demonstrated experience in BET, SEM, FT-NIR, fibre-coupled UV-Vis and NMR analysis methods and associated sample preparation techniques. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, with experience working in an academic environment preferred. Applicants must be eligible for registration as a P. Eng or EIT within the Province of Nova Scotia.
Status: 32.5 hours per week
Salary: $36,000 per annum, pro-rated to 8 months ($24,000), plus additional benefits.
Duration: 8-month contract starting January 1, 2019.
Deadline for application: October 14th, 2018
Interested parties should forward a cover letter and current CV to:
Only applications submitted directly to the e-mail address above will be considered. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.