Applied Sciences

Faculty of Applied Sciences

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Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Fuel Cell Science and Technology Development

Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Fuel Cell Science and Technology Development, with a focus on modeling, design, experimentation, and fabrication of next generation fuel cells. This position is being sought in conjunction with an institutional submission to the Canada First Excellence Research Fund (CFREF) and is aimed at an early to mid-career fuel cell scientist, with demonstrated potential to achieve international recognition in this area. The successful candidate must demonstrate a track record of successful industry collaborations, and should have already made significant contributions to the development of novel fuel cell architectures and materials.

Tier 2 Chairs are awarded for a five-year term and are renewable once. They are targeted at exceptional emerging researchers who have received their doctoral degree within the last 10 years, and are acknowledged by their peers to have the potential to become a leader in their field.  

Application process

Applicants should submit:

  • 1) a copy of their full academic CV and most recent NSERC Form 100
  • 2) names of three referees
  • 3) a two-page document summarizing the rationale for the proposed Chair.

Proposals should concisely address the candidate’s vision for research through the CRC program, including a training program and leadership plan.  

The submission should address the following points:

·How would the appointment of the Chair align with the University’s Strategic Research Plan? This will be the major factor considered by the Search Committee in evaluating proposals.

·Would the Chair contribute a new research niche of emerging strength in fuel cell science and technology development or build on an area of existing strength?

·How would the infrastructure and research collaborations on campus be harnessed to support the Chair in the area proposed?

·How would the appointment of the Chair impact interdisciplinary graduate training across the university?

This position is limited to current tenured or tenure track faculty members at SFU. All SFU faculty members who meet the stated requirements are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. SFU 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 appointments will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.  

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Norbert Haunerland, Associate Vice-President Research, by 4:00 pm, February 8, 2016. All applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee. The Committee will recommend one candidate for ratification by the faculty member’s home department or school by March 7, 2016.

The successful applicant will work with the department/Faculty and the Major Projects Office to develop a full proposal for submission to the CRC Secretariat.

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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