project management and research - emissions from construction industry

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Research associate
Job Institution: 
University of Toronto
Job Description: 

Job posting:
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The Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto invites applications for a Research Associate (Limited Term) in the Reducing GHG Emissions from Large-Scale Infrastructure (InfraGHG) research group. The position is available immediately.
The InfraGHG research group has recently been established to develop a life cycle- based decision support tool to drive rapid, large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from the design and construction of large-scale infrastructure.  The research program is lead by Prof. Heather MacLean and includes four other civil engineering faculty members, Professor Brenda McCabe, Professor Daman Panesar, Professor Daniel Posen and Professor Shoshanna Saxe. The team of academic researchers are working in collaboration with industrial partners, lead by a major construction services company, to address the complex challenge of changing how the built environment is designed and constructed.


Candidates require either a Ph.D. in engineering or relevant scientific field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate must have experience leading teams of researchers, and specifically assigning, and managing tasks in large interdisciplinary projects. The candidate should have research experience and publications in at least one of the fields of infrastructure planning, design and construction, project management, life cycle assessment, or GHG emissions accounting and mitigation. The candidate should have experience in industry and government collaborations, optimally involving the infrastructure sector. The candidate must have excellent inter-personal and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently and in a group setting, as well as direct large projects.
Travel: None 

Applicants must submit a one page statement highlighting research interest and project management experience, along with the resume and cover letter.

Employee Group: Research Associate, Limited Term 
Appointment Type: Grant - Term 


Full Time, Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: R01 -- Research Associates (Limited Term): $42,264 - $79,245   

Job Field:

Research Associate (Limited Term) 

Job Posting:

Oct 6, 2017 

Job Closing:

Oct 16, 2017, 11:59:00 PM