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Research Associate (Materials)

University of British Columbia

This Research Associate will take on the role of project lead for ongoing proof-of-concept technology development with industrial contract research partners. The successful applicant’s responsibilities include:

Research and Discovery – The candidate will need to carry out experimental development of new automated analytical hardware in the synthesis of novel chemical materials. This will require a demonstrated potential of establishing a successful research program.

Data science – The project requires significant integration with computer science colleagues, curation of large data sets and data visualization. The candidate should have experience with programming and data manipulation in Python.

Technical writing – The candidate will be responsible for creating reports in collaboration with the research team. This may also include preparation of grant proposals for submission to national and international granting agencies. Exceptional communication and writing skills with a demonstrated ability to create these documents are required.

Project management for experimental science – The candidate will be responsible for working with the Principal Investigator and research team to design and guide day to day research activities to meet project milestones for time-sensitive proof of concept project. The candidate should have a proven record of technical program management and a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience.


A recent PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Chemistry or Chemical Science and relevant research experience.

Anticipated start date

April 15, 2023

Deadline date for application

Review of the applications will start April 7, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled

How to apply

Applications will be accepted via the UBC job board until midnight on Thursday April 13. The link to the job posting is

Candidates must include a CV and contact information for references in their application.

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Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been under-represented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. UBC's strategic plan identifies inclusion as one of our key priorities. We welcome colleagues with the experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of inclusion, equity and diversity throughout campus life. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.