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Postdoctoral Fellowships

UBC’s Marine Systems Initiative is seeking PhD-qualified research staff to support the development of our research program. The program addresses the grand challenges of modern ship design and seeks to make the next generation of vessels green, quiet, safe, intelligent and autonomous.

We are seeking highly-qualified, motivated researchers with a strong research track record to take up Postdoctoral Fellowships and help build our research programs in the following areas:

  1. Hybrid-Electrical Systems
  2. Wireless Communication
  3. Autonomous Vessels
  4. Cybersecurity
  5. Human Machine Interface and Designing for People

The Marine Systems initiative (MSI) is a UBC Research Excellence Cluster and brings together a diverse group of researchers from electrical, computer & systems engineering, computer science, naval architecture & marine engineering, public health and psychology to reduce the environmental footprint and increase the safety and situational awareness of both merchant and naval ships. More information about the research themes and Principal Investigators involved in them can be found at https://msi.ubc.ca/research/themes.

The Postdoctoral Fellows will work closely with our industry partners and the Principal Investigators associated with the cluster to establish a relevant and transformative research program in their area of expertise. They will be responsible for leading the development of large project proposals and grant funding applications. Postdoctoral Fellows may be required to supervise graduate students working on the projects, as well as deliver presentations at conferences and other industry engagement events. They will also be expected to assist in developing undergraduate and graduate level course content for the Marine Systems Initiative.

The fellowships are supported by industry funding and are for two years commencing anytime in 2020. Candidates must be within 5 years of being awarded a PhD, or if they have not yet completed their degree, should expect to complete their PhD no later than June 2020.

The successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Research experience relevant to one of the areas listed above;
  • PhD from a highly-ranked institution or research group;
  • Publications in high-impact scientific journals;
  • Experience mentoring students or staff;
  • Capacity to pursue independent research;
  • Ability to manage large research programs;

To apply, please provide:

  • Brief cover letter, including the names of any MSI researcher(s) with whom you have discussed potential projects, and the names of those who will provide recommendations;
  • Curriculum Vitae, including full publication list;
  • 1 – 2 page research statement explaining how your proposed research will contribute to advancing the MSI program;
  • 3 letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by your referees).

Candidates: email your application to jobs@msi.ubc.ca . The application closing date is February 28, 2020.

Referees: please email letters of recommendation to jobs@msi.ubc.ca

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UBC offers a competitive benefits package including extended medical, dental, life insurance, and pension.

For more information about the Marine Systems Initiative visit: www.msi.ubc.ca

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UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Funded Positions for MSc, MASc and PhD Students

The UBC Marine Systems Initiative (MSI) has fully-funded graduate research assistantships available for students wishing to further their careers in applied research relating to modern high-tech ship design by completing an MSc, MASc or PhD at UBC. The Marine Systems Initiative brings together a diverse group of researchers from electrical, computer & systems engineering, computer science, naval architecture & marine engineering, public health and psychology to reduce the environmental footprint and increase the safety and situational awareness of both merchant and naval ships. The cluster is funded by an industry consortium, and students will work closely with industry experts and leading academics in the course of their research. You do not need to have a background in naval architecture or marine engineering to join the team.

We have openings in the following topic areas:

  • Power Systems & System Resiliency
  • Communications, Sensors & Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Dependable Software Systems & Cybersecurity
  • Digital Controls & High Performance Computing
  • Materials and Corrosion
  • Human Machine Interface and Designing for People

Interested applicants should contact potential supervisors from the MSI cluster https://msi.ubc.ca/research/themes and register your interest by emailing recruit@msi.ubc.ca

Candidates must apply for an appropriate research degree program through the UBC graduate studies system: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/application-admission

The closing date for applications for the September 2020 intake varies by department and could be as early as January 15, 2020 or as late as March 1, 2020.

More information about specific degree requirements from individual faculties is listed below:

We also offer 1-year professional masters program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. To find out more visit http://name.engineering.ubc.ca/