Position: Research Associate, Green Building Technologies
Location: Calgary, Alberta
At the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), we are the shapers. The makers. The originals, driven by a passion for excellence and results that count. We offer action-based learning, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with partners from around the world. We are a global leader in applied education, an Alberta Top Employer and a destination workplace empowering people to make a difference in the lives of students. Now is an exciting time to join this one-of-a-kind place … SAIT.
Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) is SAIT’s gateway to innovation and applied research projects for students, faculty and industry partners. ARIS has over 60 applied research staff and completes over 55 applied research projects per year. Core applied research areas include green building technologies, environmental technologies, clean energy, RFID development, unmanned systems and internet of things (IoT) applications. Support services offered include: project and technology evaluation and development, design and fabrication, prototyping, software development, product and materials testing and validation, and access to grant funding.
Reporting to the Director of Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS), the Research Associate leads the Green Building Technologies unit. In this position, the Research Associate is the program manager, subject matter expert, and a mentor for students and direct reports. Leading a team of Principal Investigator(s), research assistants or student interns, including overseeing their performance. The Research Associate is accountable for developing and implementing the applied research program plan, including promoting and overseeing student applied research, writing grant applications, developing and implementing project proposals, initiating contract negotiations, prototype or process design, testing, data collection and analysis. As the Research Associate you’ll have financial responsibility for the program area, including Federal and Provincial grant reporting, contract management for the Principal Investigators, research assistants or interns, and capital purchases. Providing regular reports on the progress of the applied research activity and the financial status of the program area.
Note: this is a temporary salaried role with an end date of April 30, 2024.
Why Work at SAIT
Enjoy a stimulating work environment, a beautiful campus overlooking downtown Calgary and a great benefits package including: comprehensive health and dental coverage, a defined benefit pension plan, professional development programs, generous paid time off, free access to our Wellness Centre, transit subsidies and more.
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SAIT is committed to equity and diversity within its community and invites applications from all qualified applicants.
APT: This position is union exempt in our Administration, Professional and Technical group
Conditions of Employment
In order to ensure and maintain a safe and secure working and learning environment, all applicants to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology must complete and pass a police security clearance before employment is confirmed. Employment is conditional until a satisfactory police security clearance is obtained and confirmed. Employment with SAIT will not commence until the results have been provided and confirmed.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Apr 3 2019 ID: 51901