Applied Sciences

Faculty of Applied Sciences

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Industrial Research Chair in Energy Systems for Smart Cities

The Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada invites applications for a prestigious Senior Industrial Research Chair in Energy Systems for Smart Cities.

The Chair will be expected to lead world-class applied research and HQP training, contribute to teaching, participate in service activities and lead innovation in energy technology. The goal is to create a Centre of Excellence in Energy Systems for Smart Cities at the SFU Surrey Campus in close collaboration with the funding partners and building links to other Canadian universities, government agencies, municipalities, and local and international industry. A key duty will be the building of a broad range of technical and funding partnerships to launch a major research initiative.

The Chair research will span energy generation, transportation, conservation, recapture, storage and utilization within cities, including electrical and thermal energy, as well as any other renewable energy sources and related technology in alignment with the development of Smart Cities.

This is a joint appointment between the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering and School of Computing Science, funded in part by the City of Surrey, Powertech Labs Inc. and SFU. Candidates are expected to have extensive research experience and all the qualifications for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor. The ideal Chair candidate should be an engineer or a computer scientist from industry or academia with substantial experience and an exceptional track record in conducting and managing R&D in energy systems. A PhD is normally required and registration as a P.Eng. is preferred.

This position is contingent upon the applicant being accepted by NSERC under the Industrial Research Chair Program. The Chair appointment will be for an initial five-year term, which may be renewed every five years, subject to available funding and a review.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for Academic Appointment Competition will be collected. The position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University and funding partners. For further details see the Collection Notice.

This competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications will commence on September 1, 2016

To apply, provide a curriculum vitae with details of industry experience, applied R&D/teaching/training contributions, technology commercialization experience and the names and email addresses of six recognized experts in the area who would serve as referees.

Submit your application via: https://courses.cs.sfu.ca/forms/apsc-industrial-research-chair-in-energy-systems-f/

Direct any additional inquiries to fasdo@sfu.ca

Chair in Technology Innovations for Youth Addiction Recovery and Mental Health

The School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a Chair in Technology Innovations for Youth Addiction Recovery and Mental Health.

This is a tenure track appointment at the assistant or associate professor level in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, in the field of Bio Mechatronics. The Chair will lead the new “Technology Centre for Addiction Recovery and Mental Health,” an embedded laboratory at the John Volken Academy, located in the City of Surrey. Applicants should have expertise in multimodal neuromodulation and brain stimulation technologies for addiction and mental health. The ideal candidate should have experience in neuroimaging methods such as electro/magneto-encephalography (E/MEG) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). They will lead technology development across: electrophysiology, transcranial magnetic stimulation, functional brain imaging, engineering of medical devices and neuroscientific studies in recovery focused systems of care. Applicants will have successful collaborations with clinicians, particularly in psychiatry and mental health. Biomedical Technology is a strategic theme of the SFU Strategic Research Plan. Excellent opportunities exist for the successful candidate to collaborate within the Faculty of Applied Sciences and SFU and with regional health authorities, hospitals and post-secondary institutions.

The Chair holder is expected to attract excellent trainees, students and future researchers and to propose an original, innovative research program of the highest quality. The ideal candidate will have a strong international profile and an excellent track record in clinically embedded engineering and neuroscience research, with HQP teaching and training experience. A Ph.D. in biomedical engineering is required; additional medical brain science qualifications will be an asset. The successful candidate shall have a well-established funding record from national level funding agencies for health research. An attractive remuneration package and a start-up grant will be offered to the successful candidate.

The position is a key leadership opportunity working in partnership with BC’s Innovation Boulevard, an initiative led by the City of Surrey and SFU.  The University has a long track record in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and opportunities exist for the chair holder to be an active participant in the Innovation Boulevard initiative at the City of Surrey.

The position is tenable for five years and renewable.

To apply, provide a curriculum vita with details of research, teaching and HQP training, scholarly record, funding and collaborations; and a 1-2 page research proposal along with the names and email addresses of six referees. All applications should be submitted via email to:

Dr. Farid Golnaraghi, Director
School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering
Simon Fraser University
Email: mfgolnar@sfu.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for Academic Appointment Competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

The position is subject to final approval by the University Board of Governors. This competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications will commence on April 1, 2016. Direct inquiries to msedsec@sfu.ca.

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